The annual Luminate NY Accelerator Competition was held in downtown Rochester this afternoon. Luminate NY is the world's largest business accelerator for startup firms in the optics and imaging, and is located here in Rochester. The accelerator selects ten promising companies each year and provides comprehensive training and resources to advance their technologies and businesses. This annual competition has helped solidify Rochester as a national leader in optics and imaging. I was pleased to help welcome people to today's competition and be a small part of the excitement.