M&T Bank Emerging Entrepreneurs Program

The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) Program in the UB School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) helped Marie Battaglia position her company for success. Photographer: Douglas Levere.

The M&T Bank Emerging Entrepreneurs program is presented by the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and is partially funded with a generous grant from M&T Bank. The program is designed to assist historically underrepresented entrepreneurs grow their businesses to the next stage of development.

About the Emerging Entrepreneur Program

The Emerging Entrepreneur program will help you move your company to the next stage of development. You will work with a mentor, attend biweekly business development seminars and networking events, and complete a revised or newly developed business plan.

Participation and Eligibility

You should apply to the Emerging Entrepreneur program if you:

  • Are the owner of an emerging business with annual revenue below $300,000
  • Wish to formulate clear objectives to guide the development of your business plan
  • Strive to learn and connect with organizations and resources - public and private - that can assist with the development of your business

To apply, you must own a business in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

For More Information

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
School of Management
(716) 885-5715