Resources

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Academic Courses / Entrepreneurship Training

  • Ambassadors for Student Engagement and Recruitment
    4/22/19
    BLASERs work across UB campuses to increase awareness of programs under Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. 
  • Buffalo Student Sandbox
    4/22/19
    Buffalo Student Sandbox is a program for student entrepreneurs to work with venture coaches and attend facilitated learning sessions aimed at refining venture ideas. 
  • Champions for Change
    4/22/19
    Champions for Change is a practical, project-based, research-intensive course that explores the role of community engagement in community-based planning and design efforts.
  • Cntr. for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core Program
    8/19/21
    The Core Program is CEL’s flagship program and provides entrepreneurs a ten-month journey to assess their professional and personal goals, and work with peers and mentors to create a plan for long-term success and accountability.
  • Design and Entrepreneurship, ART 422
    4/22/19
    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.
  • Design Process and Methods, MAE 451
    4/22/19
    Design Process and Methods is a three-credit course for entrepreneurial-minded engineering students that examines core concepts and activities relating to design.
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Class
    4/22/19
    The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Class is a lecture-based three-credit course that will provide students with valuable insights into how entrepreneurs start and grow companies. 
  • Experiential Learning Network
    10/23/19
    The world needs doers — graduates who can apply their learning to real-world contexts and challenges, assessing needs and opportunities, and adding value through innovation and collaboration. Your majors and degrees are important, but why stop there? The Experiential Learning Network will help you to customize your education through project-based collaboration.
  • Global Innovation Challenge (GIC)
    4/22/19
    The Global Innovation Challenge brings together students, faculty and community members from various disciplines to learn about and develop strategies to address significant and persistent global health challenges. 
  • Inclusive Launch Foundry Program
    4/22/19
    Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
  • Innovation Sprints
    4/22/19
    Innovation Sprints are a monthly challenge for students to find novel solutions to real-world business challenges put forth by a partnering company or organization. 
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship, MGO 660
    4/22/19
    This course offers a good primer for students considering entrepreneurship as a career.
  • Key Persons Leadership Development Program
    8/19/21
    The Key Persons Leadership Development Program is a fee-based certification program for coaching key persons and developing the next generation of leaders.
  • M&T Bank Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program
    11/9/21
    Sponsored by M&T Bank, the M&T Bank Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program is a joint venture by the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies designed to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies from fledgling stages of growth to the next stage of development.
  • Mastering Your Financials Class
    8/19/21
    The Mastering Your Financial Reports Program helps business owners and key strategic decision makers understand their financial reports to ensure long-term financial stability and success.
  • Product Design and Marketing, MGM 656
    4/22/19
    Entrepreneurial students will learn strategies for successful product design and marketing in this three-credit course. 
  • Social Impact Fellows
    8/17/21
    Collaborating across disciplines to solve today’s most pressing social challenges.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship Class
    4/22/19
    The Technology and Entrepreneurship Class will walk students through the process of starting a new technology-based venture, as students obtain an overview of how to take an idea from generation to commercialization. 
  • Technology Entrepreneurship, MGO 365
    4/22/19
    From idea formulation to product commercialization, this course will teach students about the nuts and bolts of starting a technology-driven venture. 
  • UB Seminar MGO 199
    4/22/19
    This course will expose students to innovative thinking around a big idea or challenging issue of the day.
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Business Services

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Coach / Mentor / Advisor

  • Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars
    4/22/19
    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.
  • CEL Mastery Program
    8/19/21
    The CEL Mastery Forum is a professionally facilitated group that provides support and guidance for growth-minded entrepreneurial leaders. The Forum offers both individual coaching and peer support to support the entrepreneur in finding exponential growth in critical areas of their business and life.
  • Cntr. for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core Program
    8/19/21
    The Core Program is CEL’s flagship program and provides entrepreneurs a ten-month journey to assess their professional and personal goals, and work with peers and mentors to create a plan for long-term success and accountability.
  • Cultivator
    3/3/22
    Get up to $100k in pre-seed funding in our early-stage startup program
  • M&T Bank Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program
    11/9/21
    Sponsored by M&T Bank, the M&T Bank Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program is a joint venture by the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies designed to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies from fledgling stages of growth to the next stage of development.
  • Software and Design Coaches
    4/22/19
    Software and Design Coaches help student innovators consider future customer demand and needs from a design and technical perspective.
  • Venture Coach
    5/24/19
    Venture coaches provide confidential, one-on-one mentoring and support to student entrepreneurs.
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Competitions

  • Aging Innovation Challenge
    4/22/19
    The Aging Innovation Challenge invites students and faculty to generate innovative solutions to assist older adults and their caregivers in completing activities of daily living.
  • Bulls Launch
    4/22/19
    In the Bulls Launch  business idea competition, students give a 90-second elevator pitch for a chance to win up to $1,500. 
  • Entrepreneurs Festival
    4/22/19
    The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
  • Erie Hack
    4/22/19
    Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition designed to find innovative solutions to Lake Erie's biggest challenges. 
  • Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition
    8/19/21
    This annual competition connects innovative students with coaching and entrepreneurial resources that can help launch a future business.
  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
    4/22/19
    The Three Minute Thesis competition trains PhD students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
  • Toolbox
    4/22/19
    Toolbox offers pitch deck and business plan templates, articles and videos, and other resources to support student and faculty entrepreneurs at various stages in the process of starting a business. 
  • WNY Student 2 Biz Challenge
    8/19/21
    Organized by the Western New York area’s higher education institutions, the Student 2 Biz Challenge's goal is to help launch student businesses grounded in innovation, research and strong mentorship while providing an economic boost to the the WNY economy.
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Events / Clubs / Networking

  • Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars
    4/22/19
    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.
  • Buffalo Startup Weekend
    4/22/19
    Buffalo Startup Weekend brings together entrepreneurial students, faculty and alumni to share business ideas, form teams, create prototypes and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs over the course of three days.
  • Entrepreneurs Festival
    4/22/19
    The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
  • Faculty Founders Forum (FFF)
    4/22/19
    Faculty Founders Forum (FFF) is a series of monthly lunch meetings that offers regular engagement directly with faculty who are involved or interested in start-ups, technology transfer and/or commercialization activity. 
  • Genome Day
    4/22/19
    Genome Day is an annual event that introduces Buffalo Public School eighth grade students to genomics and provides an opportunity to learn about genomic-related careers.
  • How I Built This
    4/22/19
    How I Built This is a monthly fireside interview with a successful local entrepreneur. 
  • Inve[n|s]t
    4/22/19
    UB Inve[n|s]t is a club for innovators at UB that provides a space for team formation, brainstorming, mentoring and connections. 
  • Matchboard
    4/22/19
    Matchboard helps connect individuals for the purpose of building teams with the diverse talent needed to be successful. 
  • Networking Events
    4/22/19
    Networking events help entrepreneurs connect with like-minded individuals to support development of ideas and ventures. 
  • She Started IT
    4/22/19
    She Started IT is an event that engages 6th to 10th grade female students from across the WNY community, along with UB students, faculty and alumni, to inspire girls to explore careers in computers, technology and entrepreneurship. 
  • Startup Series
    8/19/21
    UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships hosts this series of events to provide information sharing and networking opportunities for technology and life science startup companies.
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Funding / Venture Capital / Tax Incentives

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Incubator / Coworking Space / Makerspace

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Opportunities to Speak, Mentor or Invest

  • Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars
    4/22/19
    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.
  • Entrepreneurs Festival
    4/22/19
    The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
  • External Expert Network
    11/26/19
    There are many opportunities to get connected and involved with startups and growing the economy. Developing ideas and commercializing from lab to market is our mission. We are actively seeking experts to help support our goals. From Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and mentors, you can make a difference for startups looking for help from experts, like you. 
  • Faculty Founders Forum (FFF)
    4/22/19
    Faculty Founders Forum (FFF) is a series of monthly lunch meetings that offers regular engagement directly with faculty who are involved or interested in start-ups, technology transfer and/or commercialization activity. 
  • How I Built This
    4/22/19
    How I Built This is a monthly fireside interview with a successful local entrepreneur. 
  • I-Corps Site Program
    1/26/22
    Transition your technology idea from the lab to the marketplace
  • Inclusive Launch Foundry Program
    4/22/19
    Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
  • She Started IT
    4/22/19
    She Started IT is an event that engages 6th to 10th grade female students from across the WNY community, along with UB students, faculty and alumni, to inspire girls to explore careers in computers, technology and entrepreneurship. 
  • Techstars
    4/22/19
    Techstars offers a worldwide network, events, and start-up services to help student entrepreneurs connect with mentors, potential investors and others who can help them successfully launch and grow their business.
  • Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) Pitch Prep
    4/22/19
    A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), Pitch Prep is an in-person and online continuum of programming to help incubator companies learn how to successfully pitch their startup to potential investors.
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Programs

  • Buffalo Startup Weekend
    4/22/19
    Buffalo Startup Weekend brings together entrepreneurial students, faculty and alumni to share business ideas, form teams, create prototypes and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs over the course of three days.
  • CEL Class Connections
    8/19/21
    A program of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), this professionally facilitated small group meets two hours a month—offering entrepreneurs a safe forum to find support, discuss challenges and opportunities and find guidance to achieve both personal and professional goals.
  • CEL Mastery Program
    8/19/21
    The CEL Mastery Forum is a professionally facilitated group that provides support and guidance for growth-minded entrepreneurial leaders. The Forum offers both individual coaching and peer support to support the entrepreneur in finding exponential growth in critical areas of their business and life.
  • CMI Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Workshops
    5/1/19
    Workshops are held for businesses interested in learning about the services and capabilities of the Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) and Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP).
  • Cultivator
    3/3/22
    Get up to $100k in pre-seed funding in our early-stage startup program
  • Entrepreneurship Skill Building Workshops
    4/22/19
    Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars' Entrepreneurship Skill Building Workshops focus on building skills of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Faculty Founders Forum (FFF)
    4/22/19
    Faculty Founders Forum (FFF) is a series of monthly lunch meetings that offers regular engagement directly with faculty who are involved or interested in start-ups, technology transfer and/or commercialization activity. 
  • I-Corps Site Program
    1/26/22
    Transition your technology idea from the lab to the marketplace
  • Inclusive Launch Foundry Program
    4/22/19
    Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Working Group
    4/22/19
    These working sessions enable SBIR/STTR applicants and recipients to connect and learn from experienced awardees and program experts. 
  • Startup Series
    8/19/21
    UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships hosts this series of events to provide information sharing and networking opportunities for technology and life science startup companies.
  • Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) Pitch Prep
    4/22/19
    A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), Pitch Prep is an in-person and online continuum of programming to help incubator companies learn how to successfully pitch their startup to potential investors.
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Research and Equipment

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Startup Services

  • Entrepreneur-In-Residence
    8/19/21
    Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) work closely with the UB Business and Entrepreneurship Partnerships Startup Ventures Team to help us identify promising startups, so we can accelerate their growth.
  • Incubator Client Update Meetings
    8/19/21
    Incubator Client Update Meetings offer Incubator Clients an opportunity to meet with incubator staff and the startup team to discuss progress towards goals and business advancement.
  • Strategic Planning - Scaling Up
    4/22/19
    Scaling Up™ - Strategic Planning is a two-day interactive workshop for business owners and their leadership team to learn the basics of creating a clear roadmap for a business that can be used to make decisions for upcoming years. 
  • SUNY Insure
    8/19/21
    SUNY Insure helps faculty entrepreneurs and startups affiliated with UB Incubators manage the financial risks of early-stage business development by providing required insurance coverage at affordable rates.
  • University-Industry Partnerships and Connections
    4/22/19
    Through Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP), industry can connect with UB faculty, researchers and students; university-based technology; and research that supports industry innovation, growth and competitiveness. BEP can help you commercialize and grow by connecting you to knowledge, facilities and funding.
  • Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) Deals and Discounts
    8/19/21
    Through this WNY Incubator Network (WIN) program, incubator companies can access a network of vetted, trusted services providers—experienced and skilled in working with startup companies—offering pre-negotiated, discounted rates as part of their affiliation with the WIN.
  • Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) Embedded Consultants
    8/19/21
    A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), the Embedded Consultants Program connects scalable, technology-based incubator client companies with outside experts; and cost shares the expense of their services to achieve specific milestones in the companies’ development.
  • Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) SBIR/STTR Assistance
    4/22/19
    A program of the WNY Incubator Network (WIN), the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) assistance program links quality SBIR/STTR applicants with outside experts to submit timely, high-quality proposals to relevant federal agencies.
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Talent / Careers / Internships

  • Ambassadors for Student Engagement and Recruitment
    4/22/19
    BLASERs work across UB campuses to increase awareness of programs under Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. 
  • BizLink
    8/19/21
    School of Management students can use Bizlink to find jobs and internships and register for career events like fairs, workshops and employer sessions.
  • Bullseye powered by Handshake
    4/22/19
    Bullseye powered by Handshake connects students and alumni to jobs and internship opportunities while connecting hiring employers to the talent they need. 
  • Career Experience Program
    1/26/22
    Leverage UB’s talented pool of students to solve your business challenges
  • Entrepreneurs Festival
    4/22/19
    The Entrepreneurs Festival offers product demos, networking opportunities and a pitch competition.
  • Inclusive Launch Foundry Program
    4/22/19
    Inclusive Launch Foundry is an accelerated training and internship program to help students from diverse backgrounds refine business ideas and gain practical experience in a start-up. 
  • Innovation Assistant
    5/1/19
    Innovation Assistants are paid graduate students that work in the Technology Transfer Office conducting intellectual property and market opportunity assessments with the objective of commercializing UB innovations.
  • Law Externship
    5/1/19
    A Law Externship offers law students a for-credit opportunity to get practical experience in drafting and negotiating contracts or conducting intellectual property assessments in a university-based technology transfer office.
  • Matchboard
    4/22/19
    Matchboard helps connect individuals for the purpose of building teams with the diverse talent needed to be successful. 
  • Social Impact Fellows
    8/17/21
    Collaborating across disciplines to solve today’s most pressing social challenges.
  • Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) Accessing UB Talent
    4/22/19
    With the University at Buffalo being home to world-class faculty, students and facilities critical to the development of many early stage businesses, the WNY Incubator Network (WIN) can help incubator clients navigate these resources through one-on-one meetings to assess a company's needs.
  • WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program
    4/22/19
    The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program offers financial assistance and professional development opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded students with a commitment to advancing economic development in the Western New York region.
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Technology Licensing / Commercialization