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RIT's business college hosts YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition May 5

RIT's business college hosts YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition May 5 »

May 4, 2017

Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is the host for the ninth annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders College Competition on Friday, May 5. The event is expected to draw more than 700 participating students, family... Read More »

RIT Venture Creations teams win big at Rochester Venture Challenge competition

RIT Venture Creations teams win big at Rochester Venture Challenge competition »

May 3, 2017

Two clients of the Venture Creations Business Incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology have won the top two prizes at the 2017 Rochester Venture Challenge business competition, hosted by High Tech Rochester. The winners were announced during the Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon on April 27 at Hyatt Regency Hotel Rochester. First place-Empire... Read More »

Four RIT Venture Creations companies advance to finals of Rochester Venture Challenge

Four RIT Venture Creations companies advance to finals of Rochester Venture Challenge »

Apr 13, 2017

Four clients of the Venture Creations Business Incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology have advanced to the final round of the 2017 Rochester Venture Challenge business competition. The four companies will compete against each other and a fifth Rochester,... Read More »

College entrepreneurs to compete at RIT in semi-finals of New York Business Plan Competition April 13

College entrepreneurs to compete at RIT in semi-finals of New York Business Plan Competition April 13 »

Apr 13, 2017

Thirty-five teams of student entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges at the fifth annual Finger Lakes Regional Semi-Finalist Presentation Round of the New York Business Plan Competition, 5:30-9:30 p.m. today, April 13, at Rochester Institute of Technology's Student Innovation Hall. Teams representing State University of New York... Read More »

Local companies with RIT connections get $1 million boost from New York state

Local companies with RIT connections get $1 million boost from New York state »

Mar 10, 2017

Four early-stage companies launched at Rochester Institute of Technology have received more than $1 million through New York state's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Investment Fund. The companies have also received more than $1.9 million in private matching funds and are expected to create additional jobs in 2018. The announcement from... Read More »

RIT selected to receive National Science Foundation I-Corps grant

RIT selected to receive National Science Foundation I-Corps grant »

Feb 15, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology is among eight National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) sites across the country selected to each receive $30,000 grants to increase participation and promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network. These I-Corps sites, designed to provide infrastructure, resources, networking and training to move scientific discoveries... Read More »

RIT Venture Creations graduate signs deal with sports-entertainment behemoth Delaware North

RIT Venture Creations graduate signs deal with sports-entertainment behemoth Delaware North »

Feb 10, 2017

Electronic-sports franchise Splyce, a 2016 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations business incubator, has signed a deal with Delaware North, a global food service and hospitality company, to enhance Delaware North's e-sports offerings. Delaware North, headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., owns NHL team Boston Bruins, TD Garden and operates in the... Read More »

RIT Venture Creations company featured in NASA technical report

RIT Venture Creations company featured in NASA technical report »

Feb 2, 2017

Dimension Technologies Inc., a Rochester Institute of Technology Venture Creations business incubator company, was recently featured in one of NASA's technical publications in an article titled "SBIR Advanced Technologies in Aviation and Air Transportation System 2016." NASA cited the... Read More »

RIT alumnus named Forbes '30 Under 30'

RIT alumnus named Forbes '30 Under 30' »

Jan 3, 2017

RIT alumnus Sean Petterson landed on the prestigious 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in manufacturing and industry. Petterson, who graduated from RIT in 2013 in industrial design, is a founder of the industrial safety products company StrongArm Technologies Inc. According to Forbes, StrongArm has raised $4.5 million from investors, including 3M, which... Read More »

RIT's Venture Creations incubator welcomes two new companies to its roster

RIT's Venture Creations incubator welcomes two new companies to its roster »

Dec 8, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations business incubator has announced the recent inclusion of two new companies to its roster. Empire Medicinals, founded by RIT alumnus Q. George Zheng and Christopher Carter, is a biotech manufacturer hoping to advance health and wellbeing by modernizing traditional herbal medicines through the cultivation, extraction and... Read More »

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