Startup Week - September 19-24

Startup Week 2021 Logo.

Celebrate UB’s Entrepreneurial Spirit with UB’s Startup Week September 19th through September 24th. A celebration of UB’s and the region's innovation and startup ecosystem, with five days of events, all free of charge.

Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and other innovation leaders. This is a conference and celebratory experience located on and off campus, as well as virtually. With free food and great networking, we hope that you will consider joining us. 

UB Startup Week Events

LaunchPad Workshop YouTube | Sunday., Sept. 19 at noon EST, Virtual

Continue to expand your entrepreneurial mindset and skills. Watch the Customer Discovery video available asynchronous on YouTube.

Founder Stories with Max Ringlheim, UB Alumnus and Serial-Entrepreneur | Tues., Sept. 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EST, UB’s Downtown Incubator at CBLS, UB Downtown Campus

A raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a University at Buffalo student entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition | Wed., Sept. 22, noon to 1 p.m. EST, Location TBA, UB South Campus [Lunch Provided] 

Some choose to forgo the traditional model of starting a business from an idea and select to focus on acquiring and operating an already established business. Often these businesses may have owners who are looking to retire or to pass on the business to someone willing to continue to operate their business. Join us for a discussion about the search process of entrepreneurship through acquisition.

Erie Hack Night | Thurs., Sept. 23, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. EST, Virtual

Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition that unites coders, developers, engineers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s greatest challenges. Join the completion through a virtual Hack night!

UB Open Coffee Club | Thurs., Sept. 23, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EST, 220 Student Union, UB North Campus

A weekly gathering for innovators and makers at the University at Buffalo. Networking is the best way to have your coffee!

Get Seeded! | Thurs., Sept. 23, 7 to 8 p.m. EST, 222 Student Union, UB North Campus

A monthly pitch competition offering seed funding, where the audience votes to invest in ideas presented by University at Buffalo students.

Are You Up For The Challenge Pop-Up | Thurs., Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST, Student Union (SU) Lobby, UB North Campus

Get flipping – Pop by the Student Union to flip through challenges you’re interested in solving. Then practice what you’re going to say to the STEAM Job + Internship Fair employers, who are invested in solving the same challenges you are.

Startup Planning: Customer Discovery Lab | Fri., Sept. 24, noon to 1:30 p.m. EST, 107 Capen Hall (Silverman Library), UB North Campus [Lunch Provided]

Every business needs a deep understanding of the audience they are marketing their products or services to. Join the design lab to explore the steps of customer discovery, learn about the tools and resources behind the process, and gain insight into conducting customer interviews. A collaboration with UB Libraries

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