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RIT Venture Fund provides investment capital and guidance to entreprenurial ventures with a strong connection to the RIT community.

Evergreen Fund


RIT Venture Fund I, LLC is an evergreen fund. All of the investment gains earned through the fund’s investment activities will be re-invested into the fund. In short, the success of our portfolio companies today will provide the investment capital to the portfolio companies of the future.


Venture Fund News

  • June 22, 2022

    graphic reads: gifts to celebrate the legacy of Bernard Kozel.

    Entrepreneurial endeavors at RIT get boost from Kozel gifts

    Local businessman and entrepreneur Bernard Kozel was known for having as much passion for helping others develop their businesses as he did for developing his own. Kozel’s dedication to supporting his partners, employees, and entrepreneurs in creating success is the inspiration behind several gifts to RIT.

  • June 13, 2022

    six people participating in a panel discussion.

    Panel of key region stakeholders discusses demands of a changing job market

    A panel discussion at RIT among some of the Rochester region’s key stakeholders—employers, government officials, economic development leaders, and higher-education experts—provided the launch for RIT Certified, which aims to provide a wide range of alternative education courses, certificate programs, and skill-based learning experiences targeting people beginning their careers, changing roles, maintaining their existing job, or advancing in the workplace.