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.

  • September 26, 2022

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    Distinguished alumni named for 2022-2023

    Eleven RIT alumni have been awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2022-2023 year. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni and recognizes alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations. The 2022-2023 recipients will be honored during presentations throughout the academic year.

  • September 20, 2022

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    Student becomes successful entrepreneur

    Adam Foster, a Ph.D. student in mechanical and industrial engineering from Villennes-sur-Seine, France, is a team member on PrisAM, a student-owned business.

  • September 19, 2022

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    RIT partners with prestigious National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Hub

    In a move to further enhance an already robust innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, RIT is partnering with the NSF’s I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast Region. RIT will join a consortium of 10 renowned regional colleges and universities that will utilize $15 million in NSF funding over the next five years to implement and execute a cohesive innovation ecosystem that delivers inclusive models of education and workforce training.

  • September 14, 2022

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    RIT among ‘Most Trusted Universities’ in the nation

    RIT is among the nation’s “Most Trusted Universities” in a recent nationwide survey conducted by decision intelligence company Morning Consult, which defined trust as the belief in an institution “to do the right thing.” RIT ranks No. 37 in public trust among the top 135 doctoral research universities featured in the U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best National University Rankings.

  • September 14, 2022

    graphic with portrait of Susan Holliday, 2022 recipient of the Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award.

    Saunders College will honor Susan R. Holliday with 2022 Vanden Brul Award

    Susan R. Holliday ’85 (MBA), who led the turnaround and growth of the Rochester Business Journal during nearly three decades as president, publisher, and owner, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business.

  • August 11, 2022

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    A fresh start 

    Rochester Beacon profiles Token, a Rochester-based company launched by RIT graduates in 2015 and currently chaired by Kevin Surace ’85 (electrical engineering technology).

  • August 8, 2022

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    RIT students use innovative design through Studio930 to enhance lives

    RIT students participated in this summer’s Studio930 design consultancy, an interdisciplinary studio that focuses on the development of assistive healthcare solutions by leveraging the use of technology, art, and design. The 10-week long summer experience concluded with a student exhibition inside RIT’s LiveAbility Lab, a close partnership between RIT and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies.