Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

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Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

The Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award was created in 1984 through an endowment fund established by Mr. Vanden Brul in conjunction with RIT's Saunders College of Business. The award is presented annually to an individual or business that has improved the economic life of Greater Rochester or whose innovation management skills have changed the course of an existing business. We will also honor RIT students with the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Student Entrepreneurial Award. This award is intended to recognize outstanding RIT undergraduate or graduate student(s) who have demonstrated the potential to become successful entrepreneurs. The award recipients are selected by a committee of area civic and business leaders and RIT faculty.

Please join us for an awards ceremony and luncheon to recognize the following awardees:

Community Winner
  • Marc Fiore, President, Mindex
Student Finalists*
  • Edis Hadzija, BS in Economics, College of Liberal Arts
  • Nathan Irving, BS in Motion Picture Science, College of Art and Design
  • Valeria Marin Montealegre, Ph.D in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

*Final placements will be announced at the ceremony.

Register Today!

Deadline to Register: Friday, June 14, 2024

Susan R. Holliday Event Center, Max Lowenthal Hall LOW-4050

Once entering campus at the main entrance (indicated with a VERY large sign: "Rochester Institute of Technology, Founded 1829"), follow the directional signs labeled “Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Awards Ceremony and Luncheon”, towards the Susan R. Holliday Center.

Please park in Parking Lot S. Once registered, external guests will receive an e-permit. Please place the permit on your dash so you do not get ticketed. Golf cart shuttles will be available from Parking Lot S to Max Lowenthal Hall.

Download Campus Maps: Interactive Campus Map.
Vanden Brul Map: Parking Lot S to Max Lowenthal Hall 


RIT’s campus is conveniently located five miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90). GPS Link toParking Lot S, Reynolds Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

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When and Where
June 25, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room/Location: 4050

Open to the Public

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