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.
November 24, 2023
Alumnus rolls out tech for revolving sushi restaurant
Phil Nguyen ’15 (computer science) is accustomed to rolling out the latest software updates. Now, he’s rolling out delicious food as co-owner of Umai Revolving Sushi.
November 20, 2023
RIT Battery Prototyping Center awarded more than $2 million
The Battery Prototyping Center at RIT was awarded nearly $2.2 million through the Empire State Development Grants program to expand its facility. Upgrades and expansion of the center will nearly double its current space, add new equipment, and increase training capacity in the areas of lithium-ion battery research, manufacturing, and development.
November 17, 2023
Facing fear of failure leads to success for graphic design alumnus
Don Charlton ’99 (graphic design) came to RIT with just two suitcases. He was excited to leave his small town outside of Pittsburgh and dive into the world of design. At the time, he likely didn’t anticipate his degree would lead him to the tech industry.
November 16, 2023
A Rochester business rich in history
The Rochester Beacon features Kip Palmer, the 2023 recipient of Saunders College of Business' Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award.
October 27, 2023
Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Earle to share secrets of building brand loyalty at Gasser Lecture Series
Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, founder of the world-renowned T-shirt brand Johnny Cupcakes—widely recognized for inspiring cult-like brand loyalty, including mile-long store queues and even permanent tattoos—will deliver the annual Gasser Lecture Series on campus next week.
October 17, 2023
Changing farm labor laws spur local innovation, and statewide concerns
WROC-TV features Agri-Trak, part of RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator.
October 13, 2023
Saunders College of Business nears completion of massive building project
RIT business students and faculty have experienced a number of major enhancements to Max Lowenthal Hall since the start of the fall semester, as the home of Saunders College of Business nears completion of a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation project.
October 9, 2023
Agricultural data-tracking system helps farmers maximize output
Fifth-generation apple farmer Jamie Sonneville understands the stresses that come with predicting revenue in the agriculture industry. That’s why Sonneville built an intuitive labor management software tool. Her company, Agri-Trak, is part of RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator.
October 2, 2023
Trinion Labs: Meet the entrepreneurial pair helping dentists keep pathogens out of your mouth
The Daily Scanner features Reggie Jean-Brice '12 (electrical/mechanical engineering technology), co-founder of Trinion Labs.
September 22, 2023
Distinguished Professor Sherry Perry Tshibangu named next Minett Professor at RIT
Sherry Perry Tshibangu, Distinguished Professor and experienced small-business owner, has been announced as the next Frederick H. Minett Professor at RIT for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share professional knowledge and experience.
September 21, 2023
Brick City weekend features RIT Alumni Oktoberfest Oct. 14
Alumni brewers, winemakers, and cidermakers from 10 businesses will be on hand to answer questions and provide samples at the second annual RIT Alumni Oktoberfest on Oct. 14.
September 1, 2023
RIT business pitch competition yields promising futures for start-ups and boosts regional economic development
Local entrepreneur Brad Flower envisions his start-up company as the linchpin of an ecosystem offering musicians the space and time to create, explore, and collaborate. His victory as the winner of RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship ROC the Pitch competition on Aug. 24 moves him one step closer to his goals.