Minnesota Daily: U-spawned Technology Start-up Flourishes
Oct 29, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Hall)
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"When tech start-up Sistina Software hired Ben Marzinski six
years ago, the University computer science sophomore was spending
so many late hours studying in the school's computer labs that
janitors knew him by his first name.
"It appears hard work might be paying off for him and the
company. Marzinski--now a salaried head software developer and
University alumnus--recently bought a house with some of his
friends, and Sistina is expecting to post a profit for the first
time early next year.
"'Everyone else I know now... is working for monolithic
companies and hating their jobs,' Marzinski said. '(At Sistina) you
get an awful lot of responsibility thrust on you right away, but at
the same time you really get to run with something...'"