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Use your passion to help grow Buffalo's innovation economy

There are many opportunities to get connected and involved with startups and growing the economy. Developing ideas and commercializing from lab to market is our mission. We are actively seeking experts to help support our goals. From Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and mentors, you can make a difference for startups looking for help from experts, like you. 

EIRs, SMEs and Mentor Opportunities

The University at Buffalo seeks to expand its network of EIRs, SMEs and mentors (collectively, External Experts). We intend to engage External Experts who are as diverse as our portfolio companies and the technologies we seek to advance. For those with the required expertise and a passion for growing the Western New York innovation economy, we are offering several opportunities:

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Our External Expert network is supported by the Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is a collaboration among our partner institutions to help accelerate the commercialization of technology innovations via new ventures. Empire State Development is providing, as part of the Buffalo Billion innovation funds, at $32M grant to UB to stand up Innovation Hub initiative.

Partner Institutions

Empire State Development is supporting UB, Roswell Park, Hauptman-Woodward, Kaleida Health and Jacob's Institute to help commercialize technologies generated through research.

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