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
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.
On June 16, five business technology start-up companies graduated from RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator with a commitment to continuing to engage local and regional suppliers, expand labor forces locally and nationally, and impact the regional economy.
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.