Funding Connections

By working with Venture Creations, we can help your company prepare your investor presentation and open doors for you with potential investors.

Investors have many options for where they can invest their scarce money. A well prepared, well delivered investor pitch can be critical in getting you the funding you need. We can help. Once we have helped you develop your plan, we can open doors for you with a variety of funding sources including pre-seed/seed funds, venture capital sources, and banks.

Startup Support

Where applicable, members receive startup support from NYSERDA, NY Innovation Hot Spot, and StartUp NY. Additionally, members qualify for free or discounted services from Amazon Web Service, Hubspot, and a CAD company. Contact us for more information about these benefits.

RIT Venture Fund

RIT Venture Fund provides investment capital to entrepreneurial ventures with a strong connection to the RIT community. Launched in 2012 with $3.5 million, the Fund has become an integral member of an ever-expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem in the greater Rochester region. We are striving to build a diversified portfolio of early-stage companies that are focused on the creation of intellectual property in fields that complement RIT’s core academic competencies.
Learn more about the RIT Venture Fund


Another way that companies may raise early money is through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding raises money by pulling together small amounts of money from large numbers of people using a rewards-based model. Be sure to consult your attorney before embarking on a crowdfunding campaign, as the rules are complex and ever changing.
Learn more about crowdfunding