Access to RIT Resources

As an Incubator member, companies have access to important RIT resources including student co-op interns and work-study and subject-matter experts from all of RIT’s colleges as well as the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

About RIT

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with nearly 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world.
Colleges and degree-granting units

Golisano Institute for Sustainability

RIT is also home to the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, which consists of a diverse set of academic programs, applied research centers, sponsored programs, and initiatives that focus on industrial collaboration on the deployment of new technologies for more efficient and sustainable products and processes.
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Student Engagement

One of the most significant and unique benefits of Venture Creations is the ability of incubator companies to work with RIT students as part of our Student Engagement Program. Opportunities are available to integrate Venture Creation company challenges with coursework at Saunders College of Business, including the Executive MBA program. Student engagement can take many forms, including:

Co-op assignments: RIT's cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. A co-op experience provides students with real world experience in their field of choice and provides companies with a cutting edge. Every RIT undergraduate is required to complete one or more co-op blocks where they are on full-time assignment with a company. For more information on engaging RIT students or alumni for co-op, internship, or employment opportunities, contact Maria Richart at the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services at 585-475-5479 or

Saunders Student Consulting: Venture Creations companies can receive low-cost consultation on a variety of business issues including competitive analysis, market analysis, business plan development, and more. For information, go to or contact Professor Raj Murthy at 585-745-5975 or