News by Topic: Entrepreneurship
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.
April 7, 2020
RIT/NTID announces winners of Next Big Idea entrepreneurship competition
Six teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from NTID adapted to a virtual presentation format for the annual Next Big Idea business competition. Student presenters from as far away as Dubai shared their ideas for new businesses that positively impact deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.
April 7, 2020
RIT Rallies: Research project moves from prototype to support for coronavirus care
A heart monitoring solution developed in a Rochester Institute of Technology engineering lab is helping to provide individuals with early signs of COVID-19 symptoms during the 2020 crisis.
April 6, 2020
RIT Rallies: Venture Creations companies focus on COVID-19 response
Two companies associated with RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator are playing significant roles in the COVID-19 response. Potsdam Sensors Corp. has ramped up production of its technology that helps keep the air cleaner and safer in hospitals. And Turbett Surgical is donating bacterial filtration material ideal for facemasks for second-line workers.
April 2, 2020
RIT Rallies: Bringing expertise to battle with Coronavirus
Many RIT faculty, students, staff and alumni are among the collaborations here and across the nation, providing expertise to improve or create much-needed equipment and protective gear for medical personnel fighting the Coronavirus.