I  Venture Creations


     Office Locations:

c/o Rochester Institute of Technology
125 Tech Park Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585.239.6000



  • Seed



  • Information Technology



    RIT's Venture Creations incubator is a place where mid-seed stage companies can advance their concepts on their way to joining the ranks of profitable, viable businesses in New York State. Venture Creations has been in operation since 2003 and creates an environment for RIT students, faculty, staff and alumni that enables them to develop solutions to problems of economic and commercial importance. Venture Creations occupies 27,000 square feet adjacent to the RIT campus. Incubator businesses have access to the building's amenities, which include shared conference rooms, copy and mail rooms, model building labs, kitchen and lounge area, electronic security, wireless internet and free parking. Venture Creations assists with the growth and success of their new enterprises to create value for stakeholders. The incubator works in conjunction with RIT Pre-Seed Fund to make funding opportunities available to incubator companies. The Incubator manages a seed fund that initially has $1 million, with hopes to grow the fund to $3 million. The fund makes investments of $25K up to $100K (per transaction) usually in combination with others (e.g. angels, venture firms, etc.).

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bill Jones Business Development Manager
    Rich Notargiacomo Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Amphibian Systems
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      ASE Optics
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      AWR Energy
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      BioDrill Technical Solutions
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      ClearCove Systems
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      D.A. Smith & Associates
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      Darkwind Media
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      Digital Authentication Technologies
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      Dumbwaiter Design
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      Emerald Technologies
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      Energy Wise
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      iConnected Marketing
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      Lake Country Frac Water Specialists
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      Lightforce Technology
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      Lucidity Works
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      Palantri Systems
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      RNY Solar
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      Sales Congo
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      Sweetwater Ethanol
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