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Innovators and builders gather at Goldman summit

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Goldman Sachs' second annual Builders and Innovators Summit is underway outside Tucson, Ariz., where the bank has gathered 100 entrepreneurs representing industries ranging from fitness and fashion to health care, energy and finance.

Who's here from industry? Goldman solicited nominations from across its firm—from investment banking to private wealth management—landing on a mix of companies from 2 to 10 years old, with revenue of between $10 million and $250 million.

Some are Goldman clients, businesses in which it has invested or for which it has raised funds, while others could be eventually. But the company said it has no agenda other than to promote idea exchange and develop relationships among the next generation of leaders.

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Goldman's representatives are from all parts of the firm: the investment bank, private wealth management, government affairs and the charitable arm. The firm said the goal is for them to learn, teach a little and get to know future influencers.