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RIT Venture Creations companies advance to Venture Challenge business competition finals

RIT Venture Creations companies advance to Venture Challenge business competition finals »

Apr 14, 2016

Two clients of Venture Creations Business Incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology have advanced to the final round of the 2016 Rochester Venture Challenge business competition. The winner-who will receive $25,000 in cash-will be announced during the Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon on April 20 at Hyatt Regency Hotel Rochester. Cash and... Read More »

Spotlight on Rochester: UR/RIT to host hundreds of entrepreneurship professionals for international conference

Spotlight on Rochester: UR/RIT to host hundreds of entrepreneurship professionals for international conference »

Feb 5, 2016

This fall, more than 350 entrepreneurship experts from the United States and abroad will arrive in Rochester, N.Y., as the city showcases two universities' entrepreneurial expertise and endeavors as well as dynamic growth, excellence in programming and the impact on the local community and beyond. The 2016 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers,... Read More »

Five companies graduate from RIT's Venture Creations business incubator

Five companies graduate from RIT's Venture Creations business incubator »

Oct 29, 2015

Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrated the launch of five new businesses at a graduation ceremony Oct. 28. In addition to recognizing the business start ups, the event featured a networking reception and a keynote address delivered by Austin McChord, a 2009 RIT graduate and founder and... Read More »

'The Big Freeze' Robert Latorre to headline RIT Entrepreneurs Conference Oct. 23

'The Big Freeze' Robert Latorre to headline RIT Entrepreneurs Conference Oct. 23 »

Oct 20, 2015

Award-winning photographer Robert Latorre, noted for engineering a camera system called The Big Freeze, is the keynote speaker at the RIT Entrepreneurs Conference at Rochester Institute of Technology on Oct. 23. The RIT alumnus '75 (photography) earned the Clio award for special effects for his large metal truss system with up... Read More »

Local company BlackBox Biometrics Inc. receives major Department of Defense award

Local company BlackBox Biometrics Inc. receives major Department of Defense award »

Jun 15, 2015

RIT engineering faculty member David Borkholder and his company, BlackBox Biometrics Inc., received a $9.4 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to help manufacture the next-generation of the Blast Gauge System. Borkholder, the Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is the founder... Read More »

eSports website, hops harvester win Rochester Venture Challenge

eSports website, hops harvester win Rochester Venture Challenge »

Apr 17, 2015

Two start-up businesses with CEOs who are alumni of Rochester Institute of Technology took first and second place today at the 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge, formerly known as the Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest. Splyce eSports, which is developing free websites that allow eSports fans to spend less time searching for games... Read More »

Tiger Tank results in cash winnings for teams LiftForce, Breezyon, SmartTubes

Tiger Tank results in cash winnings for teams LiftForce, Breezyon, SmartTubes »

Apr 16, 2015

Five teams of student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas and won a total of $4,750 in cash prizes at Tiger Tank at Rochester Institute of Technology. The top three winning teams also earned scholarships to attend graduate studies at Saunders College of Business. Modeled after ABC-TV's Shark Tank, the Tiger Tank competition... Read More »

Saunders College announces RIT alumnus as 2015 Vanden Brul Award recipient

Saunders College announces RIT alumnus as 2015 Vanden Brul Award recipient »

Apr 14, 2015

John Smith never second-guessed his decision to forgo a career in Major League Baseball to marry the woman of his dreams and jumpstart a business. "It was always family first; I have no regrets," said Smith, who ended up building his own field of dreams in Rochester's IT industry-launching nearly 20... Read More »

Richard Notargiacomo named interim director of RIT's Venture Creations

Richard Notargiacomo named interim director of RIT's Venture Creations »

Mar 26, 2015

Richard Notargiacomo, a RIT faculty member for more than 10 years, has been named interim director of RIT's Venture Creations business incubator. He succeeds Bill Jones, who has decided to work part-time at Venture Creations. "I want to thank Bill for getting us where we are," Notargiacomo said. Notargiacomo, of Penfield, received his... Read More »

Darkwind Media, Optel Inc. accepted into START-UP NY

Darkwind Media, Optel Inc. accepted into START-UP NY »

Mar 23, 2015

Two companies with strong ties to Rochester Institute of Technology have been accepted into the state's START-UP NY business development program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today. "By allowing companies to partner with New York's world-class colleges and operate in tax-free environments, we are laying the groundwork that will continue to drive... Read More »

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