Mindex Technologies is Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary

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It has been a great 15 years with much growth and excitement. Read our time line that charts our growth from 1994 through today.

Mindex Timeline

  • 1994 – On April 20th, 1994 Marc Fiore, Damon Knopf, and Beulah Patterson incorporate Mindex Technologies. They provide software development solutions to Kodak, Xerox and IBM. Mindex receives the Kodak Preferred Supplier Award.
  • 1995 – Mindex is rewarded with admission into Kodak’s Q1 Program. Three employees join Mindex bringing total to 10 employees.
  • 1996 – Mindex enters strategic alliance with Prophetline, Inc. and starts new Internet Services Division, offering web hosting and dial up services.
  • 1997 – Mindex grows to 45 employees.
  • 1998 – Feature story on Mindex in the Rochester Business Journal (see article), Mindex grows to 64 employees.
  • 1999 – The creation and development of schooltool begins. Partner Beulah Patterson voted the Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners.
  • 2000 – Mindex named to the Rochester Top 100 List.
  • 2001 – Mindex sells the internet services division and doubles sales of schooltool.
  • 2001 – Software development division trains for and receives SEI/CMM certification.
  • 2002 – Mindex named to the Rochester Top 100 list, grows to 65 employees.
  • 2003 – Mindex grows to 80 employees, Marc Fiore takes over as President and Owner.
  • 2004 – Mindex named to the Rochester Top 100 List, sells web development and hosting business and makes the cover of the Rochester Business Journal (see article).
  • 2005 – Employees at Mindex number 130.
  • 2006 – Mindex named to the Rochester Top 100 List.
  • 2007 – For the fifth time in seven years, Mindex is named to the Rochester Top 100 List.
  • 2008 – Mindex grows to 180 employees.
  • 2009 – Our new product, schooltoolIQ makes it debut.

This kind of growth would have been impossible without the support of our customers, some of whom have been with us since the very beginning. Thank you all for your continued trust and support! In addition, we would like to thank our employees, especially Jack Hibit (schooltool Product Manager), Lauren Pantaleo (schooltool Developer), and Melissa Judd (Mindex Office Manager), who were with us when Mindex started! Where were you when Mindex started? Did you know the internet as we know it today was just starting out too? Check out other big events that happened in 1994: January:

  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect.
  • The Superhighway Summit is held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. It is the first conference to discuss the growing information superhighway and is presided over by U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin Accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country’s targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.
  • Super Bowl XXVIII: The Dallas Cowboys hand the Buffalo Bills their fourth consecutive Super Bowl loss, 30-13.


  • The 1994 Winter Olympics are held in Lillehammer.
  • Eddie Van Halen, Chris Isaak, and B.B. King attend the ground breaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • Nirvana play their final concert in Munich.


  • Apple Computer, Inc. releases the first Macintosh computers to use the new PowerPC Microprocessors. This is considered to be a major leap in personal computer, as well as Macintosh history.
  • U.S. troops are withdrawn from Somalia.


  • South Africa holds its first fully multiracial elections, marking the final end of apartheid.


  • The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over 7 years to complete, opens between England and France, enabling passengers to travel between the 2 countries in 35 minutes.
  • Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first Black president.


  • The New York Rangers defeat the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden, New York in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, winning their first Stanley Cup Championship in 54 years and ending the Curse of 1940.
  • The Houston Rockets defeat the New York Knicks at The Summit in Texas in Game 7 of the 1993-94 NBA season, to win their first NBA Championship.
  • Israel and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations.


  • Brazil wins the 1994 FIFA World Cup, defeating Italy by 3-2 in penalties (full time 0-0).
  • Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9’s Fragment Q1 hits Jupiter.
  • Israel and Jordan sign the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace, which formally ends the state of war that has existed between the nations since 1948.


  • Woodstock ’94 begins in Saugerties, New York. It is the 25-year anniversary of Woodstock in 1969.
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a “complete cessation of military operations.”
  • The Russian army leaves Estonia.


  • President Bill Clinton signs the Assault Weapons Ban, which bans the manufacture of new weapons with certain features for a period of 10 years.
  • American troops stage a bloodless invasion of Haiti in order to restore the legitimate elected leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to power.
  • Cold War: Russia and the People’s Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.


  • UNESCO inaugurates World Teachers’ Day to celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers on October 5, 1966.


  • San Francisco: The first conference devoted entirely to the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web opens. Featured speakers include Marc Andreessen of Netscape, Mark Graham of Pandora Systems, and Ken McCarthy of E-Media.
  • George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships by KO’ing Michael Moorer, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history.
  • WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.
  • Michael Schumacher wins his first Formula 1 World Championship.


  • The first version of web browser Netscape Navigator is released.

Top Songs of 1994

  • The Sign – Ace of Base
  • I Swear – All-4-One
  • I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
  • The Power of Love – Celine Dion
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • Stay (I Missed You) – Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
  • Breathe Again – Toni Braxton
  • All for Love – Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting
  • All That She Wants – Ace of Base
  • Don’t Turn Around – Ace of Base

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