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RIT/NTID teams to compete for the chance to call their inventions 'The Next Big Idea'

RIT/NTID teams to compete for the chance to call their inventions 'The Next Big Idea' »

Apr 29, 2016

Six teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf will go head-to-head May 4 during The Next Big Idea competition. The contest-6:30 to 10 p.m. in NTID's Panara Theatre, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall-is an annual event where teams of students combine skills related... Read More »

Umbrellas of Hospitality-Go, Stay, Eat: Students and faculty take visitors on virtual travel experiences

Umbrellas of Hospitality-Go, Stay, Eat: Students and faculty take visitors on virtual travel experiences »

Apr 26, 2016

Hospitality students will take Imagine RIT festival goers to places they may have only dreamed about-Dubai, Croatia, Hollywood, the wineries of the Finger Lakes-without ever leaving the Gordon Field House. Students and faculty from RIT's School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation put together three distinct interactive exhibits called "Umbrellas of Hospitality:... Read More »

Five companies graduate from RIT's Venture Creations business incubator

Five companies graduate from RIT's Venture Creations business incubator »

Oct 29, 2015

Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrated the launch of five new businesses at a graduation ceremony Oct. 28. In addition to recognizing the business start ups, the event featured a networking reception and a keynote address delivered by Austin McChord, a 2009 RIT graduate and founder and... Read More »

'The Big Freeze' Robert Latorre to headline RIT Entrepreneurs Conference Oct. 23

'The Big Freeze' Robert Latorre to headline RIT Entrepreneurs Conference Oct. 23 »

Oct 20, 2015

Award-winning photographer Robert Latorre, noted for engineering a camera system called The Big Freeze, is the keynote speaker at the RIT Entrepreneurs Conference at Rochester Institute of Technology on Oct. 23. The RIT alumnus '75 (photography) earned the Clio award for special effects for his large metal truss system with up... Read More »

Darkwind Media, Optel Inc. accepted into START-UP NY

Darkwind Media, Optel Inc. accepted into START-UP NY »

Mar 23, 2015

Two companies with strong ties to Rochester Institute of Technology have been accepted into the state's START-UP NY business development program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today. "By allowing companies to partner with New York's world-class colleges and operate in tax-free environments, we are laying the groundwork that will continue to drive... Read More »

Three emerging companies with RIT ties compete for $25,000 prize

Three emerging companies with RIT ties compete for $25,000 prize »

Mar 19, 2015

Three start-up businesses with strong ties to Rochester Institute of Technology are among the eight semifinalists for the 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge, formerly known as the Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest. From the eight companies, five finalists will be selected to make presentations April 17 at the seventh Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon... Read More »

IdeaLab@RIT and RRHS partner in a team effort to solve healthcare issues

IdeaLab@RIT and RRHS partner in a team effort to solve healthcare issues »

Mar 18, 2015

The spring IdeaLab@RIT featured a two-day brainstorming marathon where four teams of Rochester Institute of Technology students and their coaches had a common goal-to work on problem-solving solutions for Rochester Regional Health System. Below are their solutions to the following problems identified by RRHS: Urgent Care Efficiency: Team recommended several changes to streamline... Read More »

ClearCove Systems accepted into START-UP NY

ClearCove Systems accepted into START-UP NY »

Mar 4, 2015

ClearCove Systems, a renewable energy company founded by Rochester Institute of Technology alumni that got its start in RIT's Venture Creations business incubator, has been accepted into the state's START-UP NY business development program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today. ClearCove Systems will move into RIT space approved for the START-UP NY... Read More »

RIT students California-bound for Game Developers Conference

RIT students California-bound for Game Developers Conference »

Mar 2, 2015

More than 100 Rochester Institute of Technology students, alumni, staff and faculty will travel to San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2015, the world's largest professional gaming industry event of the year. The conference runs from today to Friday and is a key learning and networking opportunity for both... Read More »

Stephen Schultz joins start-up CryptoLabs at RIT's Venture Creations

Stephen Schultz joins start-up CryptoLabs at RIT's Venture Creations »

Feb 24, 2015

Stephen Schultz, who co-founded a local business more than 20 years ago that grew to more than 300 employees, has been named chief technology officer for CryptoLabs, a start-up in Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations business incubator. "We're all really excited and honored to have Steve join our team," said Melanie... Read More »

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