Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars offers resources and tools for students, faculty, staff and alumni that help them consider and jumpstart a career as an entrepreneur.
There is something for everyone interested in entrepreneurship at Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. This university-based entrepreneurship program has resources, whether you have an idea for a venture and want to learn about next steps, or have an established company and need guidance on how to scale your business up and help it grow.
Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars offers workshops, events, competitions, coaching and mentoring, skills development programs, networking and an online toolbox with resources and templates that can help entrepreneurs develop a business plan, pitch their idea and build a startup. Notable programs include Inclusive Launch, Social Impact Fellows, Buffalo Student Sandbox, WNY Prosperity Fellowship and Innovation Sprints.
Blackstone LaunchPad was founded at UB in 2016 with support from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. In 2018, Blackstone partnered with Techstars to help better connect university-based entrepreneurs with a global network of entrepreneurial resources.
Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars welcomes all students, faculty, staff and alumni to explore its offerings, regardless of academic discipline. Many programs are free of charge and available to everyone, while others have application criteria and requirements. See specific programs for full details.