Startup Week

A celebration of UB’s innovation and startup ecosystem, with a week full of events, hosted on UB’s three campuses, all free of charge. Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and like-minded students. The series of programs will catalyze students to find their inner entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

UB Startup Week Schedule

Lemonade Stand Competition

Lemonade Rivalry at its finest! Clubs face off in a spirited competition, squeezing every drop of creativity to "outsell" each other in the sweetest showdown of the year.

Various Times | September 11 - 15 | North campus, South Campus, Downtown Campus

Founder Stories

A raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a University at Buffalo student entrepreneur.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. | 340 Student Union

Innovate N' Caffeinate

A weekly gathering for innovators and makers at the University at Buffalo. Networking is the best way to have your coffee!

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | 340 Student Union


Engage with our regular master class learning sessions covering a variety of topics to extend learning outside the classroom.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | 340 Student Union

Fast 46

Join us for Fast 46 on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, for the countdown—from 46 to one—and find out where each company ranks based on the highest revenue growth rates.

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Center for the Arts

Experience it, register on the Fast 46 Registration page.

UB Startup Week is hosted by:

 UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad in partnership with UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the UB Innovation Hub