Media Advisory: University at Buffalo to honor top business leaders

By Barbara Byers

Release Date: September 28, 2021

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — News media are invited to join University at Buffalo officials Thursday on the North Campus as they reveal, in countdown fashion, the inaugural class of Fast 46 and 3 Under 3 businesses owned or led by alumni or former students around the world.

The Fast 46 competition, named in honor of UB’s founding in 1846, will recognize and celebrate the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses and three startups as determined by the official verification firm, The Bonadio Group.

The finalists, which include 20 companies from the Western New York area, will learn where they place among the others during the ceremony. An alphabetical list of finalists may be found at the following link: buffalo.edu/alumni/get-involved/fast46.html.  

When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30. Note, the in-person ceremony is sold out, but media are invited to attend in-person. For those who cannot attend in-person, the event will be live streamed. The following link provides registration info: buffalo.edu/alumni/get-involved/fast46.html  

Where: UB Center for the Arts’ Screening Room on North Campus.

Who: President Satish K. Tripathi, Rodney M. Grabowski, vice president for University Advancement, and owners or leaders of Fast 46 and 3 Under 3 finalists.

COVID-19 guidelines: Face coverings must be worn indoors at all times. Per UB guidelines for visitors to campus, complete the Daily Health Check – it takes less than a minute. Please take a screen shot of your Access Pass, as you may be asked to show it while at the event. For more information on UB’s Health and Safety Guidelines, visit: https://www.buffalo.edu/coronavirus/health-and-safety/health-safety-guidelines.html.

Media Contact Information

Media Relations (University Communications)
330 Crofts Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Tel: 716-645-6969
Fax: 716-645-3765
ub-news@buffalo.edu