Startup Boot Camp

Startup Boot Camp is a 2-day experience held just before each semester starts. Learn from experienced founders, conduct sales experiments and pitch your idea for prizes!

Start Up Your Semester

You have a product or an idea that could ignite. What if you just start selling? When can you stop listening and just build? Surely your customers are just like you and they’ll buy the first time... but what if they don’t?

Learn to avoid the mistakes that stop so many founders short, and ask for help in a way that gets you the access you need. Validate your riskiest hidden assumptions!

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Fall 2021 Boot Camp is September 11 and 12. Seats are limited - students accepted on a rolling basis.

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How Does it Work?

Join us for 2 full days before the fall or spring semester begins. We'll provide food and any necessary off-campus transportation for program related activities. If you live on campus, early dorm check-in is available. 


What Will I Get?

If you attend Startup Boot Camp, you'll network with WNY leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, gain valuable skills for your venture and compete for prizes. See below for a full list of program benefits!