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 May 2, 2014

Orvitz Corp wins Grand Prize at 2014 Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest

Ovitz Corporation, whose officers and team members include Hajim students Joung Yoon (Felix) Kim, a senior in Optical Engineering; Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez, a sophomore in Optical Engineering; Samuel Steven ’13 (Optical Engineering), a master's student in the Technical Entrepreneurship and Management program; Aizhong Zhang, a TEAM master's student and PhD candidate in Optical Engineering; and Len Zheleznyak, a PhD student in Optical Engineering, won the grand prize of $50,000, including $25,000 cash, at the 2014 Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest on Friday. And that's not all; the Ovitz team took second place and $5,000 in the Biotechnology/HealthCare category at the New York Business Plan Competition finals held recently.  Ovitz has developed a hand-held instrument to determine an accurate prescription for corrective lenses.

Prize winners

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Victor Huang (keynote speaker), CEO and co-founder of T2 Venture Creation
Howie Jacobson (emcee), Founder, Red Rock 1886
Joseph Rosenshein, Principal, VP & Chief Technology Officer at Ovitz Corporation
Joung Yoon (Felix) Kim ’14 (BS in Optical Engineering); Hometown: Seoul, South Korea – Founder and CEO
Samuel Steven ’13 (BS in Optical Engineering), ’14 (MS in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management with a concentration in Energy and the Environment); Hometown: Rochester, NY – Project Manager
Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 (BS in Optical Engineering); Hometown: Bogota, Colombia – Marketing and Relations Officer
Ana Garcia ’14 (BA in International Relations and Affairs) and KEY Scholar – Business Development
Jackie Amigone, Events Manager, High Tech Rochester
James Senall, President, High Tech Rochester