Saunders College of Business at RIT Hosts Entrepreneurs Conference, Oct. 6




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Robert Fabbio, president and CEO of Cesura Inc., and David Koretz, founder, president and CEO of BlueTie Inc., have the right DNA for serial entrepreneurs. They thrive on starting a business from scratch, making it a success, then selling to start anotheróand yet another.

But even entrepreneurs can get sidetracked at times. Fabbio is a confirmed clotheshorse, and according to InformationWeek, his closet is filled with more than 100 pairs of shoes, 50 watches, and 30 suits—even though he never wears one to the office. Koretz is a competitive tennis player who likes to race Porsche and BMW automobiles.

Their individual paths will crisscross as Koretz delivers the welcome address and Fabbio gives the keynote lecture during Rochester Institute of Technologyís Entrepreneurship Conference. Hosted by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, the all-day event will be held during RITís Brick City Weekend on Friday, Oct. 6, at RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Building 70.

Now in its third year, RITís Entrepreneurís Conference offers presentations and panel sessions on financing business plans, commercializing technological innovations, and balancing the demands of building a business with personal needs. Opportunities are also available to network with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

The all-day conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and includes a luncheonówith concurrent sessions running from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for the conference/keynote lunch is $75 and conferences are free for RIT faculty and staff (excluding luncheons and keynote address, which range in cost from $10 to $15). To register, visit www.rit.edu/entconf/ or contact Donna Slavin at (585) 475-2199 or dslavin@saunders.rit.edu.