News by Topic: Entrepreneurship
September 17, 2020
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.
September 16, 2020
RIT invests in blockchain-focused fund Cosimo X
Cosimo X invests in businesses that use digital assets and blockchain protocols to advance the digital economy. According to industry experts, the investment by RIT marks the first time that any university in the United States has directly invested in a tokenized venture fund. The fund’s parent company, Cosimo Ventures, was co-founded six years ago by RIT alumnus Robert Frasca ’88 (mechanical engineering).
August 13, 2020
Rochester launches resource website for business owners
WHEC-TV reports on a new resource for small businesses that was created in partnership with RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship.
July 16, 2020
Researchers develop new method to filter extracellular vesicles to improve diagnostics options
Researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester discovered an alternative to successfully purify biological particles to better understand how cells communicate with one another.
June 30, 2020
Local "ThermApparel" inventors hope to keep people cool amid COVID-19
FOX Rochester talks to Kurtis Kracke ’15 (industrial design), co-founder of ThermApparel, which created a cooling vest to help those who are sensitive to the heat.
June 25, 2020
RIT’s Saunders College of Business names Butler/Till co-founders recipients of 2020 Vanden Brul Award
Two visionaries in the fields of advertising, marketing and communications have been named co-recipients of the 2020 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by RIT’s Saunders College of Business. Sue Butler and Tracy Till are the first joint female recipients in the award’s 35-year history.
June 23, 2020
RIT’s Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory now offering services to the public
Through the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Enterprise Center, customers can now hire faculty and staff from RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science to provide training, consulting, data collection, equipment calibration and more in relation to drones, imaging and remote sensing technology.
June 18, 2020
RIT Rallies: Alumnus manages crisis personnel deployment for COVID-19 response efforts
Years of expertise as an emergency manager and volunteer firefighter and EMT has allowed RIT alumnus Christopher Tarantino ’13 (business administration) to develop his training and consulting company. And as a result of COVID-19, his company is helping those in private and public sectors create plans to mitigate this public health crisis.
June 16, 2020
Venture Creations resumes operations as part of state’s reopening plan
RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator has resumed operations as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. Under New York state guidelines, Venture Creations staff, resident clients and resident graduate companies must provide administrators with a COVID-19 safe operation plan.
June 5, 2020
RIT Venture Creations company New 3D Technologies lands U.S. Air Force contract
Rochester-based company New 3D Technologies (N3T) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build the next generation of glasses-free 3D displays. The technology company, formerly DTI, specializes in autostereoscopic displays, which do not require any special eyewear to see the 3D effect, and is part of RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator.
June 2, 2020
Living Walls: University researchers develop green tech for treating wastewater from microbreweries
RIT and SUNY ESF researchers received a patent for green wall technology that will provide craft breweries cost-effective and sustainable options for wastewater treatment.
April 17, 2020
Niagara Falls teen turns pandemic into mask making mania
WKBW-TV in Buffalo, N.Y., features Caleb Harris, a first-year management information systems, and his mask-making business.