Fast 46 2023 on CFA stage.
  • Congratulations to the 2023 Fast 46 Recipients!

    Named in honor of UB’s founding in 1846, Fast 46 recognizes and celebrates the success of 46 of the fastest growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world.

    Each Fast 46 finalist has demonstrated they meet a rigorous set of criteria, from number of years in business to verifiable revenues, as confirmed by The Bonadio Group, our verification firm.

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    2023 Awardees

    Fast 46 Recipients

    Congratulations to all alumni and their hardowrking teams who participated in this year's competition. This year's award recipients are listed below in rank order.

    • 1. Beautiful Brains Inc.
      Beautiful Brains strives to strengthen and diversify your supply chain through end-to-end global product manufacturing and distribution services. 
    • 2. Shurmatz Counseling
      Shurmatz Counseling, LCSW, PC, provides individual and group psychotherapy to children, couples, families and individual adults. We specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, domestic violence, infertility/pregnancy loss, life transitions and post-traumatic stress. 
    • 3. Top Seedz
      Top Seedz started in Buffalo in 2017. We make seed crackers and raw and roasted seed products. All of our products are organic, gluten-free, vegan and delicious.
    • 4. Sediment Solutions LLC
      Sediment Solutions provides innovative technologies for in-situ environmental remediation of polluted sites. Our flagship product, SediMite, provides a non-invasive and low-cost approach for treatment amendments to bind up and degrade pollutants in contaminated aquatic sediments. Our technology is used in many contaminated sites in the U.S. and abroad as a sustainable alternative to more disruptive and costly approaches of dredging and landfilling contaminated sediments. 
    • 5. Sobe Innovative Rehabilitation
      The Sobe Rehab mission is to deliver a stronger future for seniors. Their 10-step proactive, preventative physical/ occupational/speech therapy algorithm restores senior independence and quality of life. In assisted living facilities, this translates to improved length of stay, and in residential homes, successful aging in place. This enhances their freedom and dignity while saving preventable healthcare spending.
    • 6. Kubit Engineering
      Kubit Engineering provides quality construction inspection, administration and management services. Experienced staff provide on-site field inspections, construction bidding and administration support, properly trained and certified candidates, and electronic completion of as-built record plans. The firm also focuses on the research and deployment of e-construction processes and technology in anticipation of progressing construction services for aging assets within the confines of limited inspection resources. 
    • 7. ThinkOut
      ThinkOut offers outsourced in-house counsel, risk and legal advisory services. Our primary goal is to eliminate preventable incidents, claims and lawsuits, thereby avoiding unnecessary costs and increasing revenue. 
    • 8. Trusted Nurse Staffing LLC
      Trusted Nurse Staffing*, a healthcare staffing company, recruits medical professionals to work on temporary assignments throughout the U.S. We provide clinicians with a broad range of staffing opportunities, including local and travel, permanent placement, temp to perm and per diem assignments. 
    • 9. LenderLogix
      LenderLogix leverages four decades of firsthand mortgage origination and real estate experience of its executive team to design customized software and APIs to meet the needs of today’s mortgage lenders. The company’s suite of products addresses the speed at which today’s real estate market moves, by delivering technology solutions that create agile and informed borrowers, build strong referral partners, and ultimately save lenders time and money. 
    • 10. AML RightSource
      We are the leading technology-enabled managed services firm focused on fighting financial crime for our clients and the world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and operating across the world, AML RightSource provides custom solutions to financial institutions, financial technology (fintech) and money service businesses. 
    • 11. Tresca Design
      The Tresca Group provides end-to-end engineering design assistance for products, components and machines. From design to manufacturing, Tresca’s capabilities span the entire product lifecycle, including concept generation, engineering design, graphic design, prototyping, additive manufacturing, simulation analysis and ultimately turnkey manufacturing. 
    • 12. Brooklyn Bicycle Co.
      Brooklyn Bicycle Co. manufactures bicycles and bicycle accessories and distributes these products throughout North America, Europe and Australia.
    • 13. T-Mark Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric
      T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is the leading Western New York provider of residential and commercial plumbing, HVAC and sewer/drain services.
    • 14. Southtown Audio Video
      Southtown Audio Video designs, sells and installs audiovisual systems for education, healthcare, corporate, hospitality venues and museums. We have been enhancing quality of life in places you work, live and play since 1984. Our customer-centric focus has propelled us to become Western New York’s premier AV company. 
    • 15. Identification International Inc.
      Identification International Inc. develops, builds and sells leading-edge fingerprint capture solutions designed to optimize performance while making system operation frictionless. We are the first—and still the only—company in the world that captures 3D fingerprint images on FBI-certified devices, and we are extending this lead with our new high resolution 3D-enabled product line.
    • 16. JM Davidson Engineering D.P.C.
      JM Davidson Engineering D.P.C., a small woman-owned business enterprise, offers a full range of civil engineering services including water and wastewater, water resources, structural, transportation and railroad design services. Our growing team consists of six licensed professional engineers as well as technical and non-technical support staff. 
    • 17. CESO Inc.
      CESO is a nationally recognized firm offering comprehensive civil engineering, architecture, interiors, surveying, landscape architecture and environmental services. We empower our people to impact communities by achieving our clients’ visions. Combining creativity with technical know-how, our experts collaborate on projects spanning the commercial, industrial, energy, public works and residential sectors. 
    • 18. 26 Shirts
      Every Monday, 26 Shirts launches a new two-week campaign of a limited edition t-shirt design. Every shirt purchase results in a donation to a local nonprofit or family in need. Since 2010, we have raised more than $1.7 million.
    • 19. Calspan
      Calspan is the premier independent provider of testing and technology development services, solutions and systems in the aerospace, defense and automotive industries. 
    • 20. Law Office of David P. Shapiro
      The Law Office of David P. Shapiro* helps good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime. 
    • 21. Note Advisors LLC
      Note Advisors* is a fee-only consulting and wealth management firm that provides business consulting, financial planning, investment advisory and 401k advisory services. We believe what you give your attention to makes all the difference. 
    • 22. Laundromutt
      The Laundromutt, a self-service dog spa in Kenmore, provides exceptional grooming and training services, plus a selection of unique treats and toys. We are a women-owned business committed to enriching the lives of Western New York dogs and their owners. 
    • 23. Crossroads Investigations
      We are a private investigation agency with worldwide capabilities. Crossroads Investigations* offers asset searches, background reports, locates, jury vetting, employee and tenant screening, international investigations and due diligence research. 
    • 24. Wealthstream Advisors Inc.
      Wealthstream Advisors Inc.* offers a boutique client experience and an academic, analytical, fiduciary approach to financial planning and investing. Advisors and operations professionals work as a team to develop deep and caring relationships with the individuals and families we serve. We are intensely curious and participate in ongoing education, coaching and training to stay ahead of the curve in an evolving marketplace. It is our mission to deliver sound advice and execution to help clients find personal, professional and financial fulfillment. We are compassionate and open and will go the extra mile for our clients, with a mindset to simplify the complexities that wealth brings. 
    • 25. Jericho Road Community Health Center
      Jericho Road Community Health Center is a nonprofit, federally-qualified health center located within the City of Buffalo, with global clinical sites in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nepal. We care for our communities and advocate for system health equity in order to demonstrate the unconditional love of Jesus. Our vision is for individuals, families and communities to become healthy and whole. 
    • 26. LaBella Associates
      LaBella Associates* is a national group of architects, engineers, planners and environmental consultants who obtain funding, provide technical design and engineering expertise, and manage projects and programs. 
    • 27. Titan International Sales
      Our Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) drill machines are designed, sourced and produced in the United States. We use locally sourced components and fabricated products with vendors who are quality driven and committed to keeping jobs local. We partner with electrical, mechanical and software engineers who offer local around-the-clock support with proven track records. Our in-house innovative design approach, combined with our willingness to deliver solutions adapted to customer applications, provides customers with significant productivity advantages. 
    • 28. Berardi Immigration Law
      Whether you run a corporation looking to have employees work in the U.S., are an individual with a job offer in the U.S., or are a cross-border couple wanting to live together, Berardi Immigration Law can help. Our award-winning immigration lawyers bring experience and knowledge to your immigration case with a personal touch. At the heart of our firm is a focus on client relationships, responsiveness, and our deep commitment to helping business professionals achieve their American dream. 
    • 29. HF Advisory Group
      HF Advisory Group*, an independent boutique RIA (Registered Investment Advisor), works with clients from all over the U.S. We offer comprehensive financial planning and investment management services. As a CFP® professional, Principal Advisor Ray Hobson has an ethical obligation to always put clients’ interests first, and provides objective guidance on what best meets their needs. 
    • 30. Higgins Agency Group
      Higgins Agency Group specializes in the design, implementation and support of employee benefit insurance programs. Employee benefits can be a headache; our team of experts helps to simplify all aspects of the process. Our best-in-class service model provides the support needed for both employers and their valued employees. 
    • 31. Lalor Family Dental
      Lalor Family Dental is a family-owned and operated multi-office dental practice located in New York’s Southern Tier. With a combination of modern dentistry techniques, experienced staff and exceptional customer service, we partner with our patients to help them maintain an optimal level of oral health care. Our goal is to create an amazing experience for our patients, who always come first. We have been serving the community for nearly 60 years and we continue to grow. 
    • 32. Buffalo Rehab Group
      Buffalo Rehab Group (BRG), a privately held and independent business, has grown since its inception in 1990 to become the largest provider of outpatient physical and occupational rehabilitation services in Upstate New York. BRG takes pride in offering career growth opportunities, access to treatment technology, and understanding and utilization of outcome data that are unmatched nationally. BRG has collaborative projects underway in the community at all times to fulfill our service-based mission and purpose. 
    • 33. Collins Advisors LLC
      We are a full-service registered investment advisory firm, providing investment advice and financial planning services to individuals, corporations and pension plans.
    • 34. GS Construction Inc.
      GS Construction Inc.* acquires and completes capital improvement projects in the metro Atlanta area. The company focuses on water distribution, wastewater collection and storm drainage systems. 
    • 35. Green Sun Energy Services
      Founded in 2010, we have helped more than 1,000 New Jersey homeowners become more energy independent. We are a leading provider of solar panel installation programs, electric vehicle charging stations, GAF Timberline roofing systems, Generac generator installations and maintenance services.
    • 36. Sunnking Electronics Recycling
      We make electronics recycling easy and convenient throughout New York. We focus on reducing the amount of e-waste in landfills, and promote responsible reuse, repair and recycling of unwanted electronic equipment. 
    • 37. P. Max Engineering
      P. Max Engineering + Construction is a team of engineering and construction professionals with decades of experience in the federal market. Our team has consistently been recognized within the architecture, engineering and construction industry for their innovation and optimal solutions. 
    • 38. NetPlus Alliance
      NetPlus Alliance* brings industrial and contractor supply distributors of all sizes together to improve net profit, share best practices and open doors to new opportunities.  NetPlus leverages group purchasing power and volume from over 410 distributors to negotiate rebate programs, with a broad selection of industrial and contractor supply manufacturers and wholesalers throughout North America. The firm works to steer distributor purchases to its list of over 200 suppliers. 
    • 39. Stack Builders
      At Stack Builders, we deliver high-quality custom software built to make a difference. We specialize in building reliable and secure software using functional programming and type-safe programming technologies delivered by a world-class team and exceptional company culture. 
    • 40. Parkway Digital
      Parkway Digital is passionate about smart strategies that build brands and grow businesses. Together, we develop tailored digital solutions that engage customers and help businesses grow.
    • 41. DiCamillo Bakery
      With four locations around Western New York, third- and fourth-generation members of the DiCamillo family continue the uninterrupted tradition of making wholesome hearth-baked bread and classic Italian cookies and confections. DiCamillo products can be found all over the United States through numerous national retail brands as well as direct-to-consumer. 
    • 42. Rupp Pfalzgraf LLC
      Rupp Pfalzgraf LLC* is a full-service law firm with five locations across New York State. We pride ourselves on not only offering exceptional service, but being exceptional people. 
    • 43. Employer Services Corp.
      Employer Services Corp. (ESC), an outsourced human resources and employment administration firm, offers solutions for human resources, payroll, employee benefits procurement and administration and HR technology, primarily through a professional employer organization (PEO) service model. Headquartered in Buffalo with nearly 90 employees, ESC provides services to hundreds of small and midsize businesses that want to work better and smarter.
    • 44. Merrick Industrial Management Corp.
      Merrick Industrial Management Corp.* are general contractors that specialize in interior renovations of hospitals and schools. Warehouses and office fit-outs comprise the rest of our work. We self-perform general trades, demolition, drywall, ceilings, concrete and specialties. 
    • 45. Multisorb Technologies Inc.
      Multisorb Technologies is a leader in active packaging technology. For over 60 years, we have offered solutions for managing and controlling moisture, oxygen, odors and other volatiles to ensure product stability and extend shelf life. Multisorb serves global healthcare, food and beverage, electronics, logistics and industrial markets. Our success has been built on three principles: leadership, innovation and solutions. 
    • 46. CPL
      CPL* comprises architects, engineers, planners and technical specialists who are also community leaders, business owners and friends. The company has been serving public and private clients since 1975. Its team of over 480 dedicated professionals provides design services of exceptional quality and value.

    UB Fast Track Entrepreneur Award

    New in 2023, this award recognizes start up companies that have been in business for less than three years. Companies recognized have shown financial stability, impact and growth potential.

    • Redprint
      Redprint augments physical spaces--starting with gyms--to make them interactive so hosts can further engage with audiences. We place NFC (near field communication) tags on exercise equipment to interact with our mobile application, RedPrint. Users can tap their phone with each tag to access on-demand instructional content, connect with their local community and track activity. Gyms can then analyze how their audiences use their spaces. 
    • Team Real Talk
      Team Real Talk is e-learning software designed to meet each individual within your institution where they are, and guide them to be proficient in diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging (DEIJB) topics. Each of our modules follow a 6-step process that educates the participant on the topic, surveys them on comfortability and prior knowledge, provides a forum to understand what others think about the topic, gives them an opportunity to role play through a real-world experience and gain more context on the topic and statistics. It also includes a survey to assess how much they’ve grown through the process. 
    • Yamu Media
      YAMU is a marketing agency that helps scale revenue-generating vertical and marketplace software as a service (SaaS) companies and tech-enabled service companies. The firm uses data-driven inbound demand-generation activities like search engine optimization (SEO), paid media and full-funnel attribution and strategy. 

    Fast Track Entrepreneur awards are presented in partnership with UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships and Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Past Recipients

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