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 1, 2023
Dream job realized
Matej Dugandzic has long dreamed of owning a luxury hotel in his hometown of Cavtat, Croatia, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. He found a path to achieving his vision when he flipped through the pages of a magazine and found an article about RIT Croatia’s hospitality and tourism management degree.
February 1, 2023
Business incubator grows companies
The ability to see through body tissue may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but a start-up company in RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator has developed a device that makes this possible.
January 31, 2023
Student entrepreneurs need votes to advance in national startup competition
RIT student Jake Downie has been “all in” for the past few years when working to advance JDocs, a startup he created with fellow computer science student Artem Goncharov. And now, a JDocs product, FlexFile, is making waves in the legal industry. Last week, FlexFile became a semifinalist to compete in ABA Techshow’s Startup Alley competition.
January 18, 2023
Because Science: How a new DC shop is blending science with art
WUSA-TV features Amanda Preske ’09 (chemistry), founder of Circuit Breaker Labs and Because Science.
January 9, 2023
MBA student uses experience at Shop One to help grow her own business
Some people categorize themselves as right-brained or left-brained when describing what they excel at—whether they are more analytical and practical, or more creative and artistic. Both sides have their value, and Maddy Schoenfeld ’20 (metals and jewelry design) believes that combining the analytical and creative can elevate a small business.
December 8, 2022
‘Minecraft’ entrepreneur named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list
Forbes has named RIT alumnus Colin McDonald among the top young entrepreneurs helping to make tomorrow a brighter day. McDonald ’22 (computer science) and his software development agency, Moonsworth, were named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2023 in the Games category.
December 8, 2022
RIT Venture Creations’ Ignite program identifies value in ‘cheesy’ start-up company
Student Janessa Steenberg’s plant-based Parmesan-style cheese start-up company, Panacheeza, has earned her a spot in Venture Creations’ Ignite initiative, which gives promising entrepreneurs the power they need to become successful business owners.
December 5, 2022
Black Women’s Historic Struggle for Labor Rights Continues
Diversity Inc. talks to dt ogilvie, professor of urban entrepreneurship and economic development, about work opportunities for Black women during the post-slavery Reconstruction time period. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
November 29, 2022
The best gifts for the design nerd in your life, according to 9 great designers
Fast Company features a cast iron match striker, designed by Josh Owen, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design.
November 21, 2022
RIT 365 provides new experiences for first-year students
Students entering their first year of college face many unknowns. But a unique program at RIT helps new students learn more about college life, their peers, and themselves.
October 31, 2022
Meet Justin Copie, the man behind the company renaming Frontier Field
WXXI features Justin Copie ’07 (information technology), owner of Innovative Solutions.
October 27, 2022
U.S. Department of State to assist RIT in advancing circular economy in Southeast Asia
A $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of State will fund a two-year project led by RIT professors Clyde Hull and Eric Williams to help the Southeast Asian region establish entrepreneurships based on the circular economy.