Fast 46

Fast 46.
Application Deadline Update

Due to COVID-19 we have extended our deadline for applications to Friday, May 1, 2020.

What is Fast 46?

Named in honor of UB's founding in 1846, Fast 46 will recognize and celebrate the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world.

The top 46 companies will be recognized at our inaugural Fast 46 event in October 2020.


To be considered for UB Fast 46, a business must:

  • Have been in business for at least three years.
  • Have verifiable revenues of at least $100,000 or more in 2016 and 2017 and at least $250,000 in 2018.
  • The CEO, president, managing partner, chairman or owner must be a UB alumnus or former student.

NOTE: UB reserves the right to verify that nominees meet the criteria and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any nominee for any reason.

All qualified businesses, regardless of location worldwide, are encouraged to be nominated.

Submit a nomination today

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 by filling out the form below. All qualified nominees will be notified and a formal application will be sent to each company. All completed applications will be submitted to The Bonadio Group, the verification firm, who will verify the information and determine the 46 fastest-growing companies.

Important Dates

• 2020 Nominations Open: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

• 2020 Nominations Close: Friday, Jan, 31, 2020

• 2020 Applications Due: Friday, May 1, 2020

• Companies Notified: Mid-June 2020

• Fast 46 Event: Oct. 2020

Verification Firm

The Bonadio Group.

More information

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


Fast 46 Nomination Form

UB alumnus or former student who owns or leads the organization
street, building or suite number, PO Box, etc.
city, state, zip code
include area and country codes if necessary
The company I'm nominating meets all the criteria (check one):
The company I'm nominating meets all the criteria (check one):
Has been in business three years, revenues meet criteria, UB alumni- or former student-led

Person Nominating Company for Fast 46