News by Topic: Entrepreneurship
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at RIT. Thanks to resources and programs from the Saunders College of Business and the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students are encouraged to take their out-of-the-box ideas and develop them into a fully realized products and business ventures.
May 21, 2023
Rochester Institute of Technology takes its place on international stage at G7 to advance semiconductor development
RIT is one of six U.S. universities named as part of an international partnership to improve competitiveness in computer chip design, development, and manufacturing. Micron Corp. and the National Science Foundation announced the partnership and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2023 G7 Summit in Japan.
May 12, 2023
McChord named Outstanding Alumnus
RIT is honoring Austin McChord as Outstanding Alumnus for 2022-2023. The award, presented during Academic Convocation on May 12, is the highest honor the university can bestow upon alumni in recognition of professional accomplishments as well as service and generosity to the university.
May 11, 2023
Women-owned Rochester startups addressing mental health, wellness needs in burgeoning market
The Rochester Business Journal features Keli DiRisio, assistant professor in the School of Design, and Nicole Trabold, research assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, for their app, Base Campus, which helps students assess stress and provide resources.
May 8, 2023
Graduates find their niche with RIT’s School of Individualized Study
Thousands of RIT students are graduating this week with majors including engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, business, and fine arts. But more than 250 graduates are also receiving customized bachelor’s and master’s degrees from RIT’s School of Individualized Study, which allows students a flexible education pathway of their choosing.
May 5, 2023
StrongArm Tech, Founded By Under 30 Alum Sean Petterson, Acquired In Private Equity Rollup
Forbes features Sean Petterson '13 (industrial design), CEO of StrongArm Technologies.
May 3, 2023
FDA: The heart-checking smart toilet seat is a go
Fierce Biotech features healthcare technology firm Casana, founded by alumnus Nick Conn. RIT Trustee Austin McChord is CEO of the company that makes a smart toilet seat that measures heart rate and oxygen saturation.
May 2, 2023
RIT to confer five honorary degrees at May 12 commencement ceremony
RIT will confer honorary degrees to five outstanding individuals at its 2023 commencement ceremony on May 12. The honorees will be recognized alongside more than 4,800 graduates.
April 29, 2023
Imagine RIT festival proves the future is bright
Thousands of visitors at the 2023 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival got to see what’s on the horizon in the areas of technology, the arts, and design. Festivalgoers traversed RIT’s campus on Saturday, exploring more than 350 exhibits.
April 29, 2023
RIT alumni ‘futurists’ discuss blend of technology, the arts, and design at Imagine RIT symposium
The Futurists Symposium, a collection of RIT alumni tapped to present an insider’s look into the future of industry as it relates to technology, the arts, and design, was held during the April 29 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival.
April 28, 2023
Metals graduate leads by example
When people ask what he does for a living, Lance Neirby ’05 MFA (metals and jewelry) just says he leads an incredible team of people. Maintaining a strong, positive team environment has been a priority for him as the new president and CEO of Montana Silversmiths.
April 28, 2023
Alumni cultivate business by doing things differently
James Wegner ’09 (media arts and technology) and Jonny Widder ’09 (media arts and technology) became quick friends after meeting at RIT Orientation, bonding over their desire to rebel from the “mandatory.”
April 27, 2023
Panacheeza offers alternative to parmesan cheese
Fox Rochester features applied arts and sciences student Janessa Steenberg, whose company Panacheeza is part of RIT's Venture Creations business incubator.