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. 15, 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. Click the yellow button below to watch the recording of the live stream!
Martin Vidal, BA ’03, leads company Trusted Nurse Staffing. They were back on the list again for 2022, coming in at number 13. Here, Martin accepts his award with President Satish K. Tripathi (left) and Bank on Buffalo President Michael Noah (right).
Gabor Somogyi, MBA ’03, speaks after it was announced that his company, Eveliqure Biotechnologies, came in at the number one spot on our 2022 Fast 46 list.
Kathleen Clark, CEL ’10, receives her award onstage with President Satish K. Tripathi (left) and Bank on Buffalo President Michael Noah (right). MidCity Office Furniture came in at number 44 on this year’s list.
The 2022 Fast 46 recipients gather after the ceremony. Recipients came from five countries around the world and represent nine of our degree schools.
Nkume Sobe Jr., DPT ’10, owner of Sobe Innovative Rehabilitation, joined the list this year at number eight!
Joseph Manzella, CEL ’16, and Jean Gaulin, BS ‘78, from Novum Medical Products of NY, LLC pose with their wives. They came in at number six on this year’s list.
Heather Sidorowicz, CEL ’12, BA ’99, and her team from Southtown Audio Video joined the list this year at number 33.
Frank Ewing, JD ’12, and his guests celebrate AML RightSource coming in at number eleven on this year’s Fast 46 list.
Mary Collins, CEL ’98, BA ’75, owner of Collins Advisors LLC, joined the list this year at number 30. Here she smiles with her guests.
Richard Henry, BS ’90, from CPL, smiles with his wife after coming in at number 31 on this year’s Fast 46 list.
The team at Buffalo Construction Consultants, Inc. celebrate with recipient Joseph Mannarino, PhD ’01, MBA ’90, BS ’88 (third from left). They came in at number three this year.
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Winners below are listed in rank order.
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.
Interested in competing next year? Nominations for 2023 will open in January 2023. More information will be available this fall.