The Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship helps RIT students fully realize their entrepreneurial goals from start to finish.

The center’s resources and faculty expertise are open to all students, regardless of discipline or year level. Students are shown how to take an idea from the beginning stages all the way through to commercialization. The center promotes innovation and entrepreneurial learning across the RIT community by leveraging RIT's strengths in multi-disciplinary and experiential learning.

The Simone Center's approach entails:

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Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Curriculum

Entrepreneurship minors and concentrations within various departments on campus

Innovation and commercialization minors and concentrations within various departments on campus

Courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, strategic growth and business creativity

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Experiential Learning

Credit and co-op opportunities for students to advance a business concept through the Applied Entrepreneurship class and RIT's Student Accelerator Program

For credit opportunities for students to consult with pre-seed and startup ventures

Student co-op education opportunities with startup companies

What We Offer