Live + Work

'Greetings from Buffalo' mural in Elmwood Village.

Mural painted by UB alumnus, Casey Milbrand '03.

Finding that job or company that launches your career is just as important as discovering your favorite restaurant or next selfie spot when designing your life after college. 

🔀 We’ve gone virtual

With health and safety as our top priority, this in-person event has been postponed until 2020-2021. So since you can’t do Live + Work, Buffalo IRL, we’re bringing it to you… virtually!

For updates, information, and FAQs regarding UB's response to COVID-19, visit:

Key Takeaways


Live + Work is a day-long series of off-campus events full of company tours, presentations, workshops and sprints.

So What?

This immersive trip will expose you to living and working in a particular city with an emerging employment market.

Now What?

Add the places you’d be interested in living to your Career Interests in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Career Interests

  • Living in Buffalo, NY after graduation
  • Arts, Design Entertainment + Communication
  • Data, Analytics, Technology + Engineering


Want to live and work in Buffalo?

Two inspiring webcasts, highlighting the thriving tech and startup scene in Buffalo.

City on the Rise and a Startup Ecosystem

Buffalo is one of the 52 Places To Go on the New York Times' list of top world destinations-- the second Most Booming Startup Ecosystem according to

Why live and work in Buffalo 🏆

Points of Pride

City on the Rise

One of the 52 Places To Go on the New York Times' list of top world destinations.

Startup Ecosystem

2nd Most Booming Startup Ecosystem according to

Happiest City to Work In

Buffalo named one of the 10 Happiest Cities To Work In (Forbes).

Affordable Living

Buffalo is one of the 25 Best Affordable Places to Live (U.S. News & World Report).

Good Eats

Ranked No. 3 on America's Favorite Cities for Food list (Travel + Leisure).

Festivities Galore

100+ area festivals every year celebrating everything from jazz to gnomes.

Nicest Neighbors

Voted America's No. 1 Friendliest City by Travel + Leisure readers.

Fresh Start

Chosen to be America's No. 1 Best Places for a Fresh Start (Lending Tree).

Are you right for Buffalo?

Don't ask if Buffalo is right for you, but are you right for Buffalo.

> Watch the "Are you Right for Buffalo?" video.

Startup Alley

Thinking about startups? Then it's time to show off your skills and discover potential jobs and internships at 5+ growing Buffalo startups. At the virtual Startup Alley, startup-lead challenges, co-created with Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, will give you a taste of the Buffalo startup culture.

Startup Alley Challenges and Teams

Join a Challenge Team

Once registered for the virtual Startup Alley, fill out your interest profile on Mixtroz by 5:55 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Based on your interests, you will be notified what Startup Alley Challenge (see below) you will work on + meet your team at 6 p.m. on April 20 in Mixtroz.

The Challenges

On April 22, join the virtual Startup Alley zoom meeting with your challenge team and two startup reps to help solve your challenge together.

CloudInsyte Challenge

From a coding perspective, how can CloudInsyte optimize their customer-facing website to increase engagement and offer additional digital interactivity for their clients in the future?

CoachMePlus Challenge

How can we better leverage and analyze our social media strategy to:

  • Create a clear sense of community among our followers and clients.
  • Demonstrate the benefit of remote virtual access to our product.
  • Capture new followers and future customers.

Strayos Challenge

In what ways could Strayos pivot its imaging and analytics platform to help map, track, and curb community spread of COVID-19?

Talking Pictures Challenge

In what ways can Talking Pictures leverage PixStori to document our “new normal” in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak?

TROVE Predictive Data Science Challenge

Help TROVE create a big data technical interview exercise to be implemented in their hiring process that would showcase an applicant’s critical thinking skills.

Ready to experience the #1 Favorite City, according to Travel & Leisure? Get on the invite list.

Buffalo Collaborative Partners

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