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RIT Venture Creations business incubator to launch three new companies Oct. 25

Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, will celebrate the launch of three new businesses at a graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at RIT's University Gallery, James E. Booth Hall. In addition to recognizing the business start-ups, the event will feature a networking reception and a...
October 24, 2016

RIT entrepreneurship will be on display at Digital Rochester awards Sept. 22

Rochester Institute of Technology will be well represented at the 2016 Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards, presented by Digital Rochester Inc. The awards are Sept. 22 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The annual...
September 9, 2016

RIT students hope Saunders Summer Start-Up 'investor night' will yield big results

Tracking driver fatigue, creating toys for developmentally disabled children, and developing body temperature-regulated apparel for multiple sclerosis patients are a few of the uniquely innovative business ideas created by multidisciplinary student teams during this year's Saunders Summer Start-Up program. The 11 teams officially unveiled their ideas to potential investors at the...
August 16, 2016

VCI 2015 Graduate

IMSWorkX selected as a finalist for Digital Rochester’s 2016 Great Award”
August 15, 2016

We've Got the Next Big Idea

Greyson Watkins had big plans for a subscription-based family game night business. He hoped the idea would take off and he could accomplish what many entrepreneurs dream about-calling the shots and becoming a self-made millionaire. But not long after devising his business concept, an experience that he'll never forget forced him...
August 2, 2016

Deborah Stendardi elected chair of RDDC executive committee

Deborah Stendardi has been elected chair of the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation for 2016-2017. Stendardi is vice president of government and community relations at Rochester Institute of Technology and has been an active member of RDDC's board of directors and executive committee since 2002. She will succeed current chair David Beinetti, president...
July 22, 2016

JazzTech 2016

July 1, 2016

RIT's David Borkholder named 'Distinguished Inventor of the Year' by local law association

David Borkholder, the Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, was named "Distinguished Inventor of the Year" by the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association. The award ceremony was held June 15 at Monroe Golf Club. Borkholder was honored for his work on the Blast Gauge® sensor system,...
June 16, 2016

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

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...
April 29, 2016