Design and Entrepreneurship is a three-credit course that explores the power and impact of design as a component of entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This annual weeklong workshop offers opportunities for students from all majors to engage in team-building activities, learn from international experts, and work with UB faculty to develop social innovations to address current global issues. Each year, the workshop focuses on a different challenge such as refugee health or food equity for smallholder farmers.
Student participants hear presentations from local and international content experts, form multi-disciplinary teams to develop proposals, and receive feedback from faculty coaches to refine their ideas. At the end of the week, student teams present their pitches to a panel of experts, with the winning team offered funding and support to further refine and implement their proposal.
The annual workshop is open to any undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all fields of study at UB and other U.S. and international universities. There is no application, but participants must pre-register for a fee or for 1 to 3 hours of course credit. Fees are $100 for UB students and $200 for students from other universities. The three-credit option allows undergraduates to fulfill UB Curriculum and SUNY General Education requirements. Participants are required to attend all sessions throughout the entire week.
Phone: (716) 645-6970