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How do I apply?

To apply, complete the online application along with either a preliminary business plan or six slides outlined on the application site. For more information on applying, go see the application section of this website.

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How do I qualify?

Businesses must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • An RIT student, faculty, staff, or alumnus as a founding partner; or
  • Technology in one of RIT's core competencies of Imaging, Sustainability, or Bio-X; or
  • Technology in renewable fuels or clean energy for admission into the Clean Energy Incubator.

In addition, the business concept must be scalable to at least $10,000,000 in annual revenue.

What does it cost?

The only cost to the startup is for monthly rental of office space. Rent is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the amount of space allotted.

Where do I access knowledge on legal advice?

Starting a business requires many legal decisions. Venture Creations does not offer legal advice, but we can refer you to a reputable lawyer. Refer to our partner's listing for more information.

Do I already have to have my business established?

No, but you do need to have a business concept.

How do I found out more?

Give us a call. We would be happy to talk with you about your ideas for your startup business and answer any questions you have about Venture Creations. You can reach us via e-mail at or by phone at 585-469-6776