Blackstone LaunchPad @ UB in the News

11/13/17

Competition is part of a weeklong series of events hosted by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB.

11/13/17

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, and UB’s Blackstone Launchpad will join millions of people around the world in celebrating with a series of fun and useful events.

11/7/17

“Critical Conversations” will host AAU President Mary Sue Coleman for events reflecting on why research universities matter.

10/26/17
Nearly 4,000 prospective students and their family members attended UB’s 360 Open House on Oct. 21, an increase in attendance from last year’s fall open house, admissions officials say, and an indication of students’ growing interest in UB.
10/2/17

UB jumped 30 spots to tie for 117th overall among 1,000 ranked U.S. institutions in the latest rankings by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

9/29/17

UB tied for 117th overall among U.S. colleges and universities — the highest rating of any SUNY nstitution — according to the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

9/20/17

A new recruitment approach and brand and identity strategy are fueling an increase in applications.

9/20/17

A new brand strategy and approach to student recruitment have helped UB enroll a record 4,045 first-year students this fall, the largest freshman class in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

9/12/17

The goal of the event, hosted by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, is to inspire students to start a business.

9/12/17

Goal is to let students know about the help available and to inspire them to start a business.

8/23/17

UB will greet incoming students with a variety of programs designed to get them off to a strong start when classes begin on Monday.

8/15/17

UB's Social Impact Fellows are addressing the needs of foster youth and other critical issues.

7/14/17

Seven UB students committed to social change are traveling to the African country as part of an experiential learning course.

7/12/17

A small group of UB undergraduates committed to discovering and developing new avenues of social change will travel to Tanzania on July 15 as part of an intensive, experiential, social innovation and marketing course.

6/19/17

Twenty-five UB students will receive $25,000 in scholarship and internship support through fellowship program made possible by the Prentice Family Foundation.

6/15/17

Management and social work students collaborate on ideas to tackle a social issue facing the community as part of a new fellowship program.

5/24/17

Winners each receive a $6,000 prize, shared space at UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships and mentorship and other professional services.

5/11/17

An idea for an underwater WiFi network to detect algae blooms earns the ExtremeComms Lab team of engineering students $15,000.

5/2/17

Some $100,000 in prizes will be awarded at the tech-based contest that aims to find solutions to issues affecting the future of Lake Erie.

4/18/17

The 3MT Competition aimed to help PhD candidates hone their presentation skills and communicate their research to a broad audience.

4/13/17

A team led by a UB PhD student takes first place in the annual contest to facilitate and promote commercialization of UB-generated technologies.

4/12/17

An authoritarian style does not work best when it comes to complex, dynamic environments, says UB's Paul Tesluk.

4/7/17

UB students are part of three teams moving on in the tech competition aimed at solving some of Lake Erie’s biggest challenges.

4/3/17
The finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition are happening this week, and members of the UB campus community will have a chance to vote for their favorite project.
3/30/17
Members of the UB campus community are invited to attend the first round of selection for Buffalo-based teams registered for ErieHack 2017.
3/28/17

The Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness' conference will focus on social innovation and entrepreneurship.

3/23/17

The keynote speaker at UB's annual conference will offer advice for women pursuing STEM careers.

2/23/17
Members of the UB community who want to learn more about the regional ErieHack competition are invited to attend an information session from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 28 in the South Lake Community Center, North Campus.
2/21/17

The new 3MT PhD pitch competition seeks to help researchers communicate their work to others.

2/17/17

PhD pitch competition seeks to help researchers communicate their work to others.

2/9/17

The ErieHack competition and accelerator program aims to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest problems.

1/13/17

Student startup MemoryFox allows people to interview family members and store the recordings using a smartphone.

1/11/17

Student startup MemoryFox makes it possible with your smartphone.

12/13/16

A. Scott Weber has been named UB’s vice president for student life after a very successful tenure as the university’s vice provost and dean of undergraduate education and, more recently, as senior vice provost for academic affairs.

12/13/16

Scott Weber's new role comes after a successful tenure leading UB's academic service units and programs that support the academic experience.

10/28/16

The World’s Challenge Challenge gives students a chance to win $30,000 by proposing solutions to pressing global problems.

10/27/16

Activities range from a tour of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to workshops on securing venture capital and making the perfect pitch.

10/24/16

Global Entrepreneurship Week offers entrepreneurs the chance to network and advance their business ideas.

9/14/16

The free sessions sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB aim to lay the foundation for people to become entrepreneurs.

9/13/16

Highlights include a visit from Buffalo native Erin Bagwell, producer of the acclaimed documentary ‘Dream, Girl’.

8/25/16
UB faculty and staff are invited to take part in Cyclovia at UB, a free cycling and street festival taking place on Sunday as part of Opening Weekend activities.
8/24/16

UB welcomes new students to campus with a variety of fun-filled activities and informative programs.

8/5/16

The summer competition is run by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and the Western New York Incubator Network.

8/5/16

Virtual SurgerySIM, a company led by an Ontario PhD student, took the top prize at this year’s Buffalo Student Sandbox.

8/2/16
The deadline has been extended to Aug. 8 for faculty and staff who want to enter Blackstone LaunchPad’s contest for improving life at UB.
7/14/16
If you’ve ever had an idea for improving life at UB, this is the contest for you.
7/1/16

UB students dreamed up futuristic and convenient guest amenities at a 24-hour pop-up hackathon.

6/22/16

UB-led program pays students to grow their startups.

6/21/16

UB-led program pays students to grow their startups.

6/13/16

Eight faculty members and 10 staff members have been named recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

4/14/16

A startup that makes and sells self-piloting technology and automation tools to ship operators took the top prize in the Panasci TEC.

4/13/16

UB students will pitch their business plans to a panel of local entrepreneurs at the Academies’ Annual Elevator Pitch Competition.

3/8/16

UB officially unveiled Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, a program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career option for students.

3/7/16

UB today officially unveiled Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, a hands-on learning program created by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career option to UB’s students, regardless of major.

3/4/16

The program and resource will serve UB’s approximate 30,000 students, regardless of major or experience.

3/2/16

Tom Ulbrich has been named executive director of the new experiential entrepreneurship program for students at UB.

2/29/16

Tom Ulbrich, an assistant dean in the UB School of Management and executive director of its Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, has been appointed executive director of the new Blackstone LaunchPad at UB.

2/29/16

UB students in the Entrepreneurship Lab learned how to turn their big ideas into viable businesses.

2/25/16

To address the gender disparity in politics, the University at Buffalo will for the second year host Elect Her, a daylong program that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office.

2/24/16

UB is hosting a daylong program that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office.

10/29/15

UB is among five universities across New York State that will take part in Blackstone LaunchPad, the campus entrepreneurship program supported by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

10/23/15

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has announced the largest expansion of its campus entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPad, to five universities across New York State