Welcome to Blackstone LaunchPad

Welcome to our community of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is a hub for entrepreneurship at UB, a destination for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to come together in the spirit of innovation. We offer many programs and engagement opportunities for students, alumni, faculty and staff to develop their skills and ideas as they become integral contributors to the larger WNY entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Blackstone LaunchPad at UB complements SUNY’s Applied Learning Programs, serving as a campus-based entrepreneurship program by providing students with resources and a skill set to be competitive as they apply for industry and pursue their passions. Whether as participants, spectators, leaders or volunteers, UB’s community of innovators is inspiring and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship across campus.  

People from across the university, who are passionate about everything from arts and the humanities to life sciences and engineering, are brimming with ideas to start new and exciting businesses. The Blackstone LaunchPad, combined with UB’s existing entrepreneurial educational programs, experiential opportunities and support services, will help bring those ideas to life.

As you learn more about us, we hope you feel inspired to get involved and feel as excited as we are to make your ideas a reality.

A. Scott Weber
Vice President for Student Life and
Co-Principal Investigator

Paul Tesluk
Dean of the School of Management and
Co-Principal Investigator