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Primary Book Club to Launch Beta Test

Primary Book Club, a BetaSpace member company, plans to launch a Beta test on October 1st. This startup was founded by former Wall Street finance executive and current mother of two, Erin Witmer. Primary Book Club also placed third in this year's Rochester Venture...

SiMPore awarded Phase II STTR & Phase I SBIR

SiMPore, a nanotechnology company that has been a member of High Tech Rochester since 2008, was recently awarded $975,000 in federal funding. They have received a Phase II STTR from the NSF totaling $750,000 and a Phase I SBIR from the National Institutes of Health’s...

BetaSpace member company awarded $1.25M

SmallGrid, the manufacturer of Life Wall, a renewably powered life-support system for your home, was recently awarded $1.25 million from Governor Cuomo. The money was awarded as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative in Geneva to develop the “Lake Tunnel Solar...

Luminate accelerator officially launches

World’s largest startup accelerator for optics, photonics and imaging begins operations The Luminate accelerator, a new $5M per year initiative recently announced by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, has officially launched with its new name and website, and is...

High Tech Rochester Closes on Sibley Square Purchase

HTR will occupy entire sixth floor, home of the former Sibley’s Tea Room High Tech Rochester has officially closed on the purchase of its soon-to-be-new headquarters space in the historic Sibley Square in downtown Rochester. HTR, currently headquartered in Henrietta,...