Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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UB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) offers programs to grow your business, develop connections with the business community and receive advice from successful entrepreneurs.

Core Program

The CEL Core program enhances the talents and abilities of practicing entrepreneurs. The mentor-driven program empowers entrepreneurs to overcome business challenges, create new opportunities and develop meaningful connections within the local business community.

Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program

The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program creates opportunities for individuals leading minority-owned and women-owned enterprises into advanced stages of development. Its mission is to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies to the next stage of development.

Startup CEL

Startup CEL provides specialized support and guidance for companies in their early stages. The program helps startup companies build more effective leadership teams and better navigate the complex pathway to commercializing their products, services or technology.

CEL offers other programs to grow your business, including:

To learn about program fees, request a brochure or find out more, contact CEL at or call 716-885-5715.