RIT Hosts Speaker Series on Entrepreneurial Innovation, March 23 and May 2




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The College of Business Graduate Management Association and School of Print Media at Rochester Institute of Technology are hosting an inaugural speaker series highlighting entrepreneurial innovation. The sessions are scheduled for March 23 and May 2.

“We have an extremely active Graduate Management Association, and they wanted the College of Business to host a speaker series that would help and inspire RIT students, as well as members of the Rochester community,” explains Sandra Rothenberg, associate professor of management in RIT’s College of Business. “They decided to focus the series on entrepreneurial innovation, since development of new technologies is critical to the economic health of Rochester.”

The first session, Panel on Venture Capital Funding, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at RIT’s Webb Auditorium, James E. Booth Building. Panelists include James Senall, managing director of economic development, Greater Rochester Enterprise; Judith Albers, vice president, Trillium Group; and Susan Strommer, CEO, National Association of Seed and Venturing Funding (NASVF).

The second session will feature Charles Geschke, chairman of the board and co-founder of Adobe, who will speak on “Creating a Successful Software Company.” The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at RIT’s Webb Auditorium, James E. Booth Building.

The Speaker Series sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Donna Slavin at (585) 475-2199 or dslavin@rit.edu.