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Richard Notargiacomo

Venture Coach

RIT Venture Creations

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125 Tech Park Drive Rochester, NY 14623

Richard Notargiacomo

Venture Coach

RIT Venture Creations


After five years as director of RIT’s Venture Creations Incubator, Rich Notargiacomo brings a diverse set of leadership and business experiences gained at RIT, in business, and in not-for-profit organizations. Rich’s RIT career started in 2003 as adjunct professor at Saunders College of Business. He joined RIT full time in 2010 working in Venture Creations and the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He took on the leadership of Venture Creations in 2015. Prior to joining RIT, Rich had a lengthy career at Eastman Kodak Co. where he gained recognition as a seasoned new products and innovation professional with a track record of successfully commercializing new products. Between Kodak and RIT, Rich was President of Innovation Focus – Rochester, LLC, a consulting and executive coaching business that helped clients grow through innovation and new products.

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In the News

  • September 17, 2020

    outside looking up at building that houses NextCorp.

    Gaining speed to clean energy 

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Rich Notargiacomo, venture coach, Venture Creations, and Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about new clean energy companies.

  • March 7, 2019

    logo for RIT intersections: the RIT podcast.

    Podcast: The Path to Success for Student Entrepreneurs 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 10: Entrepreneurs have lots of ideas. But what does it really take to turn one of those ideas into a viable business? Rich Notargiacomo, director of RIT’s Venture Creations Technology Business Incubator, talks with Brandon Hudson, the first student selected for RIT’s Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows program, about the path taken by his award-winning energy services company.

  • August 24, 2018

    Three researchers dressed in white, sterile jumpsuits work together in a lab.

    RIT garners record $78 million in research funding

    RIT’s sponsored research portfolio grew in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding. RIT received 340 new awards and had a record 333 principal investigators associated with active research awards.