Fast 46

Fast 46.

Fast 46 Award

Named in honor of UB's founding in 1846, Fast 46 will recognize and celebrate the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world.

The top 46 companies will be recognized at our inaugural Fast 46 event in October 2021.

Criteria for Fast 46 Award

To be considered for 2021 University at Buffalo “Fast 46 Award”, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • Have been in business for a minimum of three years.
  • Have verifiable revenues of at least $100,000 or more in 2017 and 2018 and at least $250,000 in 2019.
  • The CEO, president, managing partner, chairman or owner must be a UB alumnus or former student.

3 Under 3 Award

At UB, we are proud to see the significant increase in start-up companies by current and former students, and we want to recognize their incredible work.

Criteria for 3 Under 3 Award:

To be considered for the 2021 UB “Top 3 Under 3 Award,” businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • Have been in business for less than 36 months (three years)
  • Have secured verifiable venture capital funding during your existence and submit the total amount of venture capital funding raised. The top three companies that have raised the most venture capital funding will be honored. 
  • The CEO, president, managing partner, chairman or owner must be a current or former UB student.

NOTE: UB reserves the right to verify that nominees meet the criteria and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any nominee for any reason.

All qualified businesses, regardless of location worldwide, are encouraged to submit a nomination.

Submit a nomination today

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 by filling out the form below. All qualified nominees will be notified and a formal application will be sent to each company via email. All completed applications will be submitted to The Bonadio Group, the verification firm, who will verify the information and determine the 46 fastest-growing companies and the 3 under 3.

2021 Important Dates

 • Nominations open:  Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

• Nominations close:  Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

• Applications due:  Friday, March 26, 2021

• Companies notified: Mid-June 2021

• Fast 46 event: Oct. 2021

Verification Firm

The Bonadio Group.

More information

Contact Krystal Testa, Associate Director of Alumni Events, at kntesta@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-645-0886.

 

Nomination Form

 
UB alumnus or former student who owns or leads the organization
 
 
street, building or suite number, PO Box, etc.
 
city, state, zip code
 
include area and country codes if necessary
 
The company I'm nominating meets all the criteria for:
The company I'm nominating meets all the criteria for:
 
 
 
 

Person Nominating Company for Fast 46

 
 
 
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