About Startup and Innovation CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad

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Innovators and entrepreneurs have access to resources and specialized tools that enable them to share knowledge, explore best practices, find team members and launch their startups and careers.

Startup and Innovation CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad opened its doors in March 2016. Located in the Student Union on UB’s North Campus, Blackstone LaunchPad provides students with individualized mentorship and ideation support, as well as seminars and training sessions related to starting and growing a business.

The CoLab is one of 54 campus programs serving over 500,000 students globally as part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, which launched in 2010 to advance entrepreneurial thought and activity. This experiential program introduces entrepreneurship as a viable career path and equips students with skills sought in a modern job market.

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