Venture Creations Incubator

RIT Venture Creations is a technology business incubator that provides a range of services to seed/mid-seed stage startups to help them advance their businesses.


RIT Venture Creations is a technology business incubator that provides a range of services to early to mid-seed stage startups to help them advance their businesses on their way to joining the ranks of viable, profitable businesses. Located at 125 Tech Park Drive, adjacent to the RIT campus, we support our member companies through such activities as: 1:1 Coaching through our experienced on-site staff who can provide assistance in evaluating business opportunities, support for developing business plans or preparing grant applications, and coaching/guidance in the development of your business. Consulting and mentoring to provide specific subject matter expertise necessary to advance your business. Making connections to others including, RIT faculty and the wide range of resources present on our campus, service providers, technical and executive talent, investors, student co-ops and interns.  We are one of 6 clean energy incubators supported by NYSERDA.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Forming a Business

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Technology Grants

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Insurance
  • Industry
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship and Co-op Programs
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Product Development

  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support
  • Product Design and Development
  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information


  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Forming a Business
  • Business Research Resources

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development


  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary Contact
Roy Pierce
125 Tech Park Drive
Rochester, NY 14623