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RIT Venture Creations is a technology business incubator that provides a variety of services to early- to mid-seed stage startups to help them advance their businesses on their way to joining the ranks of viable, profitable businesses.


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


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


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


companies that have graduated to-date


jobs created by graduated companies


companies served across New York state


capital raised for incubator companies

Venture Creations News

  • April 5, 2022

    a 360-degree camera.

    RIT incubator company Circle Optics reaches $2.5 million in investments

    Circle Optics, a member company of RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator, has earned two significant investments totaling $800,000 to further advance its panoramic imaging technology. As a result, the company enters the second quarter with $2.5 million in total contract awards.

  • March 2, 2022

    the front desk of RIT Venture Creations Business Incubator.

    RIT Venture Creations member companies secure $45 million in investment funding

    Two member companies at RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator are continuing their upward trajectory with the help of two multimillion-dollar investments: Casana, a healthcare technology firm that is reinventing in-home health monitoring, and Owl Autonomous Imaging (Owl AI), which is developing monocular 3D thermal imaging and ranging solutions for automotive active safety systems.

  • January 31, 2022

    people in an art gallery looking at jewelry and prints.

    University initiatives helping drive downtown resurgence

    RIT is contributing to Rochester’s revitalization efforts in a significant way, bringing a creative energy and economic development acumen translating into important arts, cultural, educational, and economic opportunities for the city.