Fast 46

Fast 46.
Congratulations to the inaugural class of Fast 46 and 3 Under 3 recipients!

At UB, we're committed to nurturing the innovative spirit by fostering a robust culture of entrepreneurship across our academic and research enterprises. On Sept. 30, we honored business owners and leaders who are solving problems, providing valuable services and maintaining a level of excellence in all their endeavors.

We're proud of the creativity, business acumen and contributions they bring to the economic vitality of the communities they serve. 

Verification Firm

The Bonadio Group.

Bold Investor

Bank on Buffalo.

Blue and White

KeyBank logo.

Patron

Hogan Willig Attorneys at Law logo.
Lippes Mathias Attorneys at Law logo.

More information

Contact Krystal Testa, Associate Director of Alumni Events, at kntesta@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-645-0886.

 

2021 Fast 46 Recipients

Winners below are listed in rank order.  

Buffalo Construction Consultants, Inc., is a full-service construction management firm, serving clients across Western New York. Our mission is to provide experienced and honest leadership in the successful management of diverse construction projects.
About Merrick Industrial Management Corporation
We are a construction firm that specializes in hospitals, schools, warehouses and offices. Although we are a licensed general contractor, we mainly operate as a subcontractor and self-perform demolition, drywall, ceilings, concrete and specialties.
On a mission to build and enable the most trusted and efficient digital marketplaces for buying and selling used vehicles, ACV’s platform leverages data insights and technology to power its digital marketplace and data services, enabling dealers and commercial partners to buy, sell and value vehicles with confidence and efficiency.
Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering (7GAE) has established a tradition of sustainable solutions inspired by our indigenous lineage and the understanding that today’s generation is responsible for the prosperity of generations to come. We partner with purpose and intention alongside our clients on tribal, federal, and community projects.
Big Life Journal offers science-based journals for kids to help them grow their confidence and resilience. We've created growth mindset products for different ages, from young children to teens. Our journals feature engaging activities and stories meant to wire your kids' brains for resilience, gratitude, and self-love.
As a leading customer success and research firm, LIFT offers a comprehensive portfolio of proprietary product and service offerings dedicated to helping companies realize business outcomes from their technology investments. Leveraging our deep experience in workflow design, technology adoption, process development, and UX/UI integration, LIFT works with OEMs, channel partners and end users to deliver a superior approach to customer success enablement, adoption, and the end-user experience.
Founded in 1994 with only 16 attorneys in Los Angeles California, Manning and Kass has grown to over 175 attorneys and 7 offices, with the New York office being the 6th office to open in June 2014 . Manning and Kass has 36 practice areas of which New York specializes in insurance coverage litigation, insurance defense litigation, employment litigation, business litigation, insurance regulatory, corporate and commercial transactions, cyber litigation and worker's compensation.
Hatchets and Hops is a unique recreational sporting venue which bridges the gap between the rustic art of axe throwing and community engagement. We offer a variety of casual and competitive throwing events from team building, corporate events, bachelor/ette parties, birthdays, casual social gatherings, to our seasonal leagues. All our events are fully staffed with extensively trained instructors, guiding groups through structured tournament-based events.
Our law firm concentrates in both U.S. and Canadian immigration law. We prepare U.S. visa applications for a wide variety of employment and investment related matters, in addition to family-based sponsorship and citizenship/naturalization filings. On the Canadian side, we have developed a unique practice representing individuals who have been denied entry to Canada due to a criminal past. In addition, we also process Canadian work permits, permanent residency and citizenship/naturalization applications.
We build multi-floor apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, hotels, etc. along with construction materials quality testing and earthquake analysis.
Eco Serve Pest Services provides residential and commercial pest management services throughout Western New York. Eco Serve utilizes industry leading technology combined with a personal approach and community focus to serve our customers. Eco Serve protects families and businesses from harmful pests year-round.
Nurture Marketing is a full-service marketing agency that works with mostly technology companies that sell through a sales channel and their channel partners. Our unique products include Sales Surrogate, the next generation of B2B telemarketing, Nurture GoldRush, monitoring internet behavior identifying prospects with intent to buy, and ActivGraphics, explore and discover the uniqueness of our clients’ products and services.
For over 15+ years, Broadreach Medical Resources, Inc. has provided innovative Rx Program Management and Administration Solutions in partnership with Brokers, Consultants & TPA’s to service our Labor and Corporate Plan Sponsors.
Resolution Medical is a private company focused on providing innovative solutions to the medical device industry with the highest quality, reliability, customer service, and with the resolution to continuously improve life. Founded in 2012 by Steve Schmidt and Shawn Patterson, Resolution Medical has grown from the ground up into a very successful privately owned manufacturing and development company providing medical devices and components to customers around the world.
We provide a broad range of staffing opportunities to clinicians including local/travel assignments, permanent placement, temp to perm, and per diem. Whether you’re a nurse, an allied health professional or a facility looking to fill your open positions with the most qualified individuals, we’ve got you covered!
AppliedLogix provides leading-edge embedded systems design services (electronics, firmware, software, PCB layout, mechanical design) and product commercialization expertise to a wide range of digital product OEMs.
Powerful Youth provides transformative international leadership programs for youth, helping teens gain the confidence, leadership skills, and global perspective they need to lead change within themselves and their community.
We lead our clients as they navigate complexity that comes with growth and disruption. We provide an experienced and objective view to support options in determining which path would be most optimal, knowing that there is typically more than one path to success. We don’t just come up with ideas and walk away. We challenge our teams, and our clients, to consider innovative solutions and then we ensure they are executed.
PT Smart Multi Finance focuses on car and motorcycle financing, providing SME entrepreneurs and employees with working capital loans and multipurpose financing.
bizWin Strategies provides business intelligence, strategy consultation and executive search solutions for multiple industries; and Triad Healthcare Recruiting provides clinical recruitment and executive search solutions to the health care industry.
Athlete Viewpoint supports athletics departments in gathering feedback from student-athletes and staff to promote positive department culture, health and well-being. The use of actionable data in program assessment supports planning, staff development and risk-management.
We help good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime.
We are the reckoned manufacturer, supplier, trader and exporter of Pressure Die Castings, Aluminium Casting, Metal Casting and many more. These products are well-known for their features like excellent quality, lightweight, perfect finish, corrosion proof, durability and high strength.
We’re a leading award-winning, agile technology partner that renders bespoke IT services by embedding user-centricity within each step of the value chain. We adopt agile work processes to design, develop and deliver innovative digital solutions for our clientele in CRM and Cloud Journey.
Orangetheory is a heart-rate-based HIIT total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE. Orangetheory is more than a gym because the work you do here in our studio will make all the difference out there in your world.
Pine Pharmaceuticals is an FDA-registered 503B outsourcing facility. Pine Pharmaceuticals produces custom sterile and nonsterile pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms. Pine services medical practices, surgery centers and hospitals nationwide.
At LaBella Associates, our job is to create–structures, plans, ideas, results. But here’s what really drives us: creating partnership between our team and our clients. Our wheelhouse is broad, with four key service offerings: Buildings, Energy, Infrastructure, and Environmental. We’re headquartered in Rochester, N.Y.–but our impact is seen, felt, and experienced around the world.
A group of over 30 local real estate professionals dedicated to representing buyers and sellers while providing superior client service, to closing and beyond.
Crossroads Investigations is a nation-wide full-service private investigation and due diligence agency, offering surveillance, asset and bank searches, background reports, locates, employee and tenant screening, and advanced due diligence.
ACSYeS provide integrated solutions, custom products and tailored engineering services to government and industrial clients worldwide.
Vantagepoint A.I., founded by Louis B. Mendelsohn, empowers independent traders with market forecasts based upon our patented predictive technical analysis and patented global intermarket analysis. Traders use our forecasts to see market movements one to three days in advance with up to 87.4% accuracy and plan their trades accordingly, giving them an edge in the markets.
We manage large capital improvement projects in the metro Atlanta area. We install and repair municipal water, wastewater and storm drain systems.
Wealthstream provides personalized financial planning and independent investment advice to help our clients make better decisions about their money. Our hands-on approach to financial planning and investment management gives our clients a sense of financial clarity and peace of mind.
Wendel is a national architecture, engineering, energy efficiency, and Construction Management Firm that delivers customized solutions and turnkey projects in innovative ways . Today, we boast a full complement of professionals in every engineering discipline, including a robust energy efficiency department; a talented team of architects and landscape architects; construction managers; planners; and interior designers.
Allied Motion designs, manufactures and sells precision and specialty controlled motion products and solutions used in a broad range of industries within its major served markets, which include Vehicle, Medical, Aerospace and Defense, and Industrial. They are focused on controlled motion applications and are known worldwide for their expertise in electro-magnetic, mechanical, and electronic motion technology.
Design Interactive Inc. is a women-owned, small business headquartered in Orlando, Fla. that specializes in developing operational support and training solutions enhanced by eXtended Reality (XR; i.e., augmented, virtual and mixed reality) technologies. Our industry leading XR ecosystems support organizations in accelerating adoption of human performance empowering XR solutions.
We believe what you give your attention to makes all the difference. We are a fee-only consulting and wealth management firm that provides business consulting, financial planning, investment advisory and 401k advisory services.
NetPlus Alliance is buying group for industrial and construction supplies distributors, manufacturers and wholesalers. NetPlus negotiates rebates and special terms with its manufacturer partners on behalf of our distributor members. Other benefits include on-line and in-person product, sales and business training, marketing services, mediation and support, and an annual member meeting.
As an independent wealth management firm, we are free from proprietary products or investments, which allows us to put our clients and their needs at the center of everything we do. We are committed to a transparent, conflict free business model that allows us to do the right thing for our clients at all times. Although we cannot control or predict market movements, we actively manage risk and keep our clients flexible enough to take advantage of market conditions.
Sonwil Distribution Center, Inc. is a family-owned third-party logistics company. Based in Western New York for over 70 years, Sonwil provides storage, handling, distribution, value-added services, refurbishment and reverse logistics solutions to its regional, national and international clients.
At CPL, we seek to make every community we serve more beautiful, healthy, functional and sustainable. Our teams live this every day through our multidisciplinary approach to architecture, engineering and planning. We have specialized teams dedicated to healthcare, transportation, municipal and academic sectors.
Big Ditch Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. dedicated to providing quality, delicious, innovative and drinkable craft beers to Western New York and beyond.
We provide comprehensive wealth management to high-net-worth individuals, institutions, non-profit organizations and 401(k) plans. This includes investment management, tax and estate planning, retirement guidance and general financial consulting.
Western New York’s sixth-largest law firm, with 55+ attorneys in five offices across New York State. The depth of our experience is reflected in the diversity of our practice areas, which include property litigation and subrogation, business law, labor and employment, project development and environmental law, divorce and family, construction and real estate, and Insurance defense and litigation just to name a few.
In 2010, Pete and Chris started the first food truck in Buffalo with help from the mighty and wise lloyd. It was a dollar and a dream. Sight unseen, they purchased a 1987 Step Van off Craigslist from Corpus Christi, Texas. They’ve been serving wildly popular tacos and burritos ever since. So much so they’ve added four more taco trucks, Churn Soft Serve ice cream, made a couple of appearances on national television, and opened two taco factories. But most importantly, they made people believe in the power of cabbage again.
Providing strategic pharmacology and pharmacometric consulting services, PK/PD model development with NONMEM, clinical trial simulations, exposure-response evaluations, dose justification strategies and related data management services.

Three Under Three Recipients

Leda Health is a survivor-run company building trauma-informed tools to help stop the cycle of sexual violence. We believe in survivor autonomy, and we are focused on expanding access to equitable options for care, justice, and healing.
Electo Analytics is a public affairs software that empowers teams, from advocacy groups to corporations to map, track and influence policy.
MemoryFox is an SaaS platform that modernizes the way nonprofits tell their story, by replacing their cumbersome marketing workflows with an all-in-one story management system that helps them leverage “community-generated content” to connect to stakeholders like never before. The platform is built specifically to be a nonprofit marketer's best friend, streamlining the entire content journey from capture through collection to editing and presentation to donors, board members and on social media.

About Fast 46 Award

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 that they meet a rigorous set of criteria, from number of years in business to verifiable revenues. In addition, the leadership or ownership must be a UB alumnus or former student.

Our verification firm has similarly confirmed that each 3 Under 3 finalist has been met its criteria that includes operating for 36 months or less and meeting capital funding thresholds.

2022 Nominations

Interested in competing next year? Nominations for 2022 will open in November 2021. More information will be available this fall.