Campus Spotlight

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Nov. 14, 2016
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Braxton Frederic, left, a fifth-year game design and development student from Bath, N.Y., demonstrated his project to entrepreneurs Karthik Bala, center, and Guha Bala, right. Karthik and Guha Bala, of Velan Ventures—an innovation investment company that supports entrepreneurs and early-stage startups with strategy, financing and management to bring video games and related technologies from proof-of-concept to market—critiqued RIT student projects during a workshop Nov. 14. The brothers, from Rochester, N.Y., are well known for co-founding Vicarious Visions, which developed and grew multi-billion dollar franchises such as Skylanders, Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk. Their company was acquired by video game publisher Activision/Blizzard.

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