Innovation for All

Big ideas come from all majors, at all levels—and that’s why Startup and Innovation Collaboratory (CoLab) powered by Blackstone LaunchPad programs are open to any UB student ready for a challenge.

Where entrepreneurship and innovation take off.

The CoLab is a campus-based entrepreneurship and innovation center that empowers students to realize solutions for the global and local challenges of our time. Part startup incubator and part idea-sharing center, it connects students to mentors, events, funding and experiences that cultivate the skills and mindset to build successful companies or innovate competitively in careers within any organization.

The CoLab is an experiential campus program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path. Entrepreneurial skills and mindsets are developed through individualized coaching, ideation and venture creation support.

Developed as part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation's Entrepreneurship Initiative and modeled after a successful program at the University of Miami, the program is currently available to over 500,000 students on 20 campuses globally.

We welcome all students, alumni, faculty and staff, regardless of discipline, experience or degree program. Because with the tools, resources and network available through the CoLab and our partners, anyone can be an entrepreneur.


If you have an idea ... use us as a sounding board to flesh out your concept and understand the next steps.

If you have a company ... receive insight and guidance on how to grow and scale your business.

If you're curious ... get mentored, join our community and come to our events.


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