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Minnesota Daily: U-spawned Technology Start-up Flourishes

Oct 29, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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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...'"

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