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The RIT Venture Creations Incubator (VCI) helps startups commercialize their products and prepare for outside risk capital.

VCI offers active coaching by on-staff mentors, educational events, and access to a highly specialized set of vetted partners across legal, HR, accounting, sales, marketing, and other relevant areas, to help the startups maximize their probability of success.

Connections

Connection to coaches and experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, and more at RIT as well as New York state resources

Collisions

Collisions and networking with other member companies and NYSERDA, NextCorps and other members of the ecosystem

Consistency

Steady hands-on support and assistance along the road to commercialization from a dedicated team of highly qualified coaches

47

companies that have graduated to-date

600+

jobs created by graduated companies

150

companies served across New York state

250M+

capital raised for incubator companies

Venture Creations News

  • September 20, 2022

    student posing next to a large, industrial 3D printer.

    Student becomes successful entrepreneur

    Adam Foster, a Ph.D. student in mechanical and industrial engineering from Villennes-sur-Seine, France, is a team member on PrisAM, a student-owned business.

  • September 19, 2022

    two people giving a presentation in front of a large screen.

    RIT partners with prestigious National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Hub

    In a move to further enhance an already robust innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, RIT is partnering with the NSF’s I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast Region. RIT will join a consortium of 10 renowned regional colleges and universities that will utilize $15 million in NSF funding over the next five years to implement and execute a cohesive innovation ecosystem that delivers inclusive models of education and workforce training.

  • June 22, 2022

    graphic reads: gifts to celebrate the legacy of Bernard Kozel.

    Entrepreneurial endeavors at RIT get boost from Kozel gifts

    Local businessman and entrepreneur Bernard Kozel was known for having as much passion for helping others develop their businesses as he did for developing his own. Kozel’s dedication to supporting his partners, employees, and entrepreneurs in creating success is the inspiration behind several gifts to RIT.