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.
February 21, 2021
Dubai student's game-changing innovation for the deaf
The Khaleej Times features JayShaud Potter '19 (applied arts and sciences), a professional studies and MBA student, and his Smart Pillow invention.
February 4, 2021
Imagine RIT to be held virtually on May 1
After careful consideration, it has been decided that this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival will be fully virtual for safety and planning purposes. The date remains set for May 1, 2021.
February 3, 2021
This smart toilet seat might save your life one day
Forbes features Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering) and RIT trustee and 2009 alumnus Austin McChord as they team up to create Casana, formerly Heart Health Intelligence, which produces a toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system.
February 3, 2021
Podcast: A KEEN Eye for Engineering
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 43: The KEEN Engineering Unleashed network is driving change in engineering education. Patti Cyr, lecturer in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Jennifer O’Neill, assistant professor in the College of Engineering Technology, discuss what the entrepreneurial mindset is and how connections to the network are providing an edge for RIT students.
January 22, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College of Business jumps 33 spots in Poets&Quants nationwide listing
Saunders College of Business ranked 58th in the list of business schools in the nation by Poets&Quants, a leading resource for coverage of business education. Saunders College was recognized for placing high in employment outcomes for graduates, fueled by a strong cooperative education program and employment rates.
January 11, 2021
VacSeen: RIT alumnus creates bracelet to show you’ve been vaccinated, looks to build public trust
WROC-TV talks to Ian Mikutel '10 (information technology), principal product manager at Microsoft and co-founder of VacSeen.
January 4, 2021
MAGIC video game incubator at RIT provides opportunity, community for local video game developers
WROC-TV talks to members of RIT’s MAGIC Incubator program, including Rob Mostyn, digital games hub coordinator for MAGIC Spell Studios.
December 23, 2020
RIT grad helps develop VacSeen as a way to see who has been vaccinated against COVID-19
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology has helped come up with VacSeen, an easy way to show others who may have received a COVID-19 vaccination.
November 20, 2020
Local company working to fill need for disposable masks
The Virginian-Pilot features Vitali Servutas '05 (electric engineering), CEO of Premium-PPE.
November 13, 2020
RIT celebrates graduate student research with weeklong virtual symposium Nov. 16-20
RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.
November 6, 2020
RIT Venture Creations business incubator will move to downtown Rochester
The move, expected to be complete in December, will allow the incubators’ client companies to work in space designed for positive member “collisions” resulting in close and fruitful collaborations. In addition, the move further advances the commitment from RIT leadership to have a presence in downtown Rochester.
October 16, 2020
Datto sets initial IPO price range, indicating a valuation of around $4B
Tech Crunch features Datto, founded by RIT trustee and 2009 alumnus Austin McChord.