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Schenectady lures tech ‘rock star’

Inventions company Quirky chooses Sch’dy for third global location

Quirky Founder and CEO Ben Kaufman speaks during an event announcing that Quirky is coming to Schenectady. The event took place at Proctors' GE Theater on Thursday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Quirky Founder and CEO Ben Kaufman speaks during an event announcing that Quirky is coming to Schenectady. The event took place at Proctors' GE Theater on Thursday.
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Quirky, with its West Chelsea headquarters, charismatic young founder, recent panel at South by Southwest and beer-fueled Thursday night meetings, is one of those still new, unmistakably hip companies whose success has been fueled by a really great premise. Anyone in the world is invited to submit an idea for an invention, and Quirky will make it, put it on store shelves and share the revenue with that person. The company opened a second location ...


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safny
March 27, 2014
11:15 a.m.

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Five years from now - I will be very happy if the jobs exist, are full time, and have benefits. Guess we'll see.

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