The ‘winner-take-most’ economy

Fewer than a half-dozen ‘superstar’ tech hubs today account for nearly all innovation-sector job growth—and Rochester is not one of them. But with help from Washington, could our region become a future star?

Luminate semifinalists set to compete

Twenty-two firms are slated to take part in Lightning Rounds tomorrow at the Strong Museum of Play. Ten will be chosen to participate in the startup accelerator program.

The question to ask about the ‘new’ Gannett

Newspapers first ventured online almost a quarter-century ago. Why are nearly all still struggling to find a digital news model that works—and can the merged Gannett-New Media operations crack the code?

Building the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem

At a recent RocGrowth event, Marnie LaVigne of LaunchNY and Nasir Ali of Upstate Venture Connect described what their nonprofit organizations are doing to help entrepreneurs be successful in Upstate New York. (video)

An innovation showcase

The latest in optics, photonics and imaging technologies will be on display at Luminate’s “Light Tomorrow with Today” Demo Day. Slated for June 27, the startup accelerator program will also award $2 million in follow-on funding to its second cohort of startups.

A digital tool designed for doctors

UR graduate student Jesse Wang’s prototype of a virtual assistant for physicians, called the Digital Scribe, recently won the Audience Choice Award at the American College of Physicians’ Innovation Challenge.