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The RIT Venture Fund will attempt to collaborate with Excell Partners and the Rochester Angel Network when appropriate to best leverage the early stage funding available in the community. Other important partners within the RIT entreprenuerial ecosystem include Venture Creation and the RIT Center for Student Innovation.

Excell Partners, Inc.

Excell Partners

Excell Partners is a unique regional economic development partnership established in cooperation with the University of Rochester and the State of New York to manage a state-supported fund which provides pre-seed and seed stage financing to high-tech start-up companies in the Upstate New York region.  Visit site »

Rochester Angel Network

Rochester Angel Network

The Rochester Angel Network is a private group of accredited investors in the Greater Rochester, NY Region with an interest in investing in seed and early stage startup companies. The network provides an accessible and efficient forum by which entrepreneurs can find potential investors, and investors can find deals of interest. Visit site »

Venture Creations

Venture Creations

RIT created a new business incubator in the fall of 2001 with the purpose of establishing an environment in which new and technologically innovative businesses could develop from the research conducted or sponsored by the Institute, translating academic research into commercially viable high technology. The incubator was designed to provide services to incubating companies, facilitating the design, development, construction and operation of these companies for the purpose of advancing the educational and research missions of the Institute through the enhancement of faculty, student and staff involvement in high technology. It was also created to promote economic development and competitiveness in Monroe County and New York State by encouraging and facilitating the transfer of technology resources to the marketplace. Visit site »

RIT Center for Student Innovation

RIT Center for Student Innovation

A round glass building on a campus of brick cubes, RIT's Center for Student Innovation is a "mixing bowl" where students, faculty, mentors, and partners mix ideas from many disciplines to create new and useful realities. In addition we provide project space, project support, mentorship, camaraderie, and access to innovation resources all over campus. Visit site »