Get Involved

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Leadership. Pride. Passion. Becoming one of our BLASERs (Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassadors for Student Engagement and Recruitment) or Software and Design coaches is your chance to show the campus community what an entrepreneur looks like. 


Are you passionate about innovation and problem solving? Can you strike up a conversation with the wall? Do you want to learn more about leading people and running student events? Are you ready to lead a meaningful movement on campus? Are you ready to work alongside the Buffalo professional community? Are you an everyday hustler? Are you pretty organized? If you answered yes to these questions, this student internship could be for you.

Our ambassadors are an elite group of students who forge new paths for entrepreneurship as they promote Blackstone LaunchPad throughout our campuses and beyond. When you participate in the BLASER Leadership Development Program, you gain important career-building skills and find plenty of opportunities for campus and community involvement.

Students selected as BLASERs assist with our outreach, increasing awareness about the opportunities provided through Blackstone LaunchPad. In exchange, BLASERs receive special training, participate in professional development workshops and leadership assessments, and attend exclusive networking opportunities. Interested students may qualify to earn internship credit for this experience.

We're always seeking undergraduate students to serve as BLASERs. Visit us at the Startup and Innovation CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad office to learn more.

Software and Design Coaches

If you’re a tech-savvy student with coding and web design experience, lending your skills to The CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad is how you can help bring people’s ideas to life. As a Software and Design fellow, you will serve as a consultant, guiding and coaching in the areas of website hosting, website development, coding, logo design, app creation and more. Your technical skills are what it takes for ventures to be successful!

Design coaches volunteer their time and UX/UI expertise while enjoying the opportunity to build a portfolio and gain real-life consulting experience. As a fellow, you will benefit from access to workshops, connections and resources that can help you set your own ideas in motion while you help others do the same. Visit us at The CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad office to learn more.

Venture Coaches

The CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad’s network of venture coaches provide one-on-one mentoring and support to individuals or startups at any stage, in any industry. If you want to become a venture coach, email Hadar Borden with your resume and cover letter. Tell us why you would make a good venture coach.