News by Topic: Entrepreneurship
February 19, 2020
RIT business professor receives entrepreneurship service award
dt ogilvie, Distinguished Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship at RIT’s Saunders College of Business, has received the Young Entrepreneurz Solutions Entrepreneurship Service Award for her role in promoting youth entrepreneurship.
February 10, 2020
In Focus: Biomedical engineering students help advance digital microscope technology
Biomedical engineering students Brandon Buscaglia and Marcus D’Aguiar are helping physicians see the invisible. The undergraduates developed a motorized stage and tracking prototype that works in conjunction with digital microscopes. The students’ ideas are being incorporated into a company’s tech offerings today, providing the potential to make an impact in health care applications tomorrow.
February 5, 2020
Rochester’s top women business leaders featured at RIT leadership conference
Saunders College of Business hosts the 11th annual Power Your Potential Women’s Conference on Friday. The conference theme this year is “Embracing Our Voice and Leading Boldly,” and will be led by Karen Magnuson, Saunders College Executive in Residence and former executive editor at Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle.
February 4, 2020
Student startups from the inside
The Rochester Beacon features Brandon Hudson, a fourth-year applied arts and sciences student, and Richard DeMartino, the Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and director of the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
January 30, 2020
RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator welcomes new coach
Rochester-based business consultant and former Xerox executive Katherine O’Brien has been hired as the newest coach at RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator. Her expertise is in strategic and tactical planning, product design and commercialization, process improvement, business development, research and development, sales and marketing and project and program management.
January 7, 2020
Dafco’s Art Gallery, White Plains
The Examiner features Joe Cobbinah '82 (business administration), president of Dafco’s Art Gallery.
January 6, 2020
Why your favorite celebs are ditching Twitter for an app you’ve never heard of
Fast Company features Matthew Peltier '13 (new media interactive development), founder and CEO of Community.com.
December 17, 2019
RIT’s Saunders College of Business welcomes hundreds of high school students for DECA regional business competition Dec. 19
Saunders College of Business will welcome more than 600 local high school students to the RIT campus for the New York State Region 10 DECA competition on Dec. 19. Students will present business plans to local business leaders who will serve as the competition’s judges.
December 17, 2019
Simone Center Investor Demo Night prepares budding student entrepreneurs for encounters with potential investors
Four multidisciplinary student teams got the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to potential investors at the RIT Student Accelerator Investor Demo Night earlier this month, each one hoping to jumpstart its ventures and transform its commercial concepts into real companies.
December 5, 2019
Venture Creations companies make an impact in New York state-funded business competitions
Four companies in RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator have won funding recently in New York state-funded business competitions.
November 22, 2019
Podcast: Video Game Production
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 27: What does a video game producer do? John Blau, a fourth-year game design and development major, talks with John Veneron, digital games hub associate at RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios, about their experiences in video game production and how RIT’s MAGIC Center is helping student developers publish their work.
November 18, 2019
Alumni Update: Taco ’bout ingenuity: Grad invention hits market
Elliot Benitez ’07 (marketing) was eating dinner with his mother when he noticed that she kept getting up to warm tortillas over the stove. Benitez thought there had to be a better way. He searched Google and Amazon for a tortilla toaster and found nothing. Today, that same search points people toward the Nuni Toaster, patented by Benitez.