Welcome to Startup and Innovation CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad

Welcome to our community of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Startup and Innovation CoLab powered byBlackstone LaunchPad is a hub for entrepreneurship at UB, a destination for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to come together in the spirit of innovation. We offer many programs and engagement opportunities for students to develop their skills and ideas as they become integral contributors to the larger WNY entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad complements SUNY’s Applied Learning Programs, serving as a campus-based entrepreneurship and innovation program by providing students with resources and skills to be competitive as they apply for industry jobs and pursue their passions. Whether as participants, spectators, leaders or volunteers, UB’s community of innovators is inspiring and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across campus.  

People from across the university, who are passionate about everything from arts and the humanities to life sciences and engineering, are brimming with ideas to start new and exciting businesses. Blackstone LaunchPad, combined with UB’s existing entrepreneurial educational programs, experiential opportunities and support services, will help bring those ideas to life.

As you learn more about us, we hope you feel inspired to get involved and feel as excited as we are to make your ideas a reality.

Scott Weber.

Brian Hamluk
Vice President for Student Life

Trung Nguyen.

Trung Nguyen
Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Success

Hadar Borden's headshot.

Hadar Borden
Director for Startup and Innovation Collaboratory