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RIT Venture Fund

RIT Venture Fund I was originally capitalized with $3.5 Million. We are striving to build a diversified portfolio of early and later stage companies that are focused on the creation of new intellectual property in fields that complement RIT's core academic competencies. The average initial investment made by the fund is $100K. Additional investments may be made upon achievement of certain milestones or as appropriate, at the discretion of the RIT Venture Fund. 

The RIT Venture Fund is seeking investment opportunities in
growth-oriented companies with a link to RIT, including:

RIT Faculty & Staff / RIT Students / RIT Alumni
Funded Research Sponsors of RIT / IP Licensees
Venture Creations Incubator Companies


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RIT University News
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Businesses with ties to RIT are eligible to apply for financial assistance

A great idea and hard work are two essential elements in launching a successful business. Another is cash.

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Rochester Business Journal
Friday, October 26, 2012

Rochester Institute of Technology has started a $3.5 million venture fund intended to help develop local businesses in what officials see as a major component of the university's business incubation efforts.

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