BEP Team.

Careers with Impact

Advancing innovations that grow businesses and nurture our community

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) is the catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University at Buffalo. We work to connect startups and mature companies with technical expertise, incubation space, technology, talent, mentoring, funding resources and networks to start and grow businesses. We’re a mission-driven team working together to provide opportunity for all.

Open Positions at UB BEP

Join the exciting and fast-paced startup world as BEP adds team members to support our business incubator and startup operations, programs and administration. We are building our team to increase our impact, with more positions coming soon. If you don’t see an open role that’s right for you now, keep checking back.

Finance Associate

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

The Finance Associate will provide administrative and financial support to the programs under the Office of UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP). These programs serve to connect industry with university resources with the mission of creating economic impact across NYS.

For more information, contact Kimberly Kohl at or 716-645-8135.

Finance and HR Assistant

Research & Economic Development

The Finance and Human Resources (HR) Assistant supports the Director of Resource Management and other senior leaders in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED). The incumbent will work closely with the VPRED’s Office Manager, coordinating operations and providing back-up support to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and other VPRED senior staff, as needed.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Cimasi at or 716-645-0320.

Senior Manager, Program Administration

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) is seeking a Senior Manager, Program Administration to manage the START-UP NY program at UB. This initiative gives companies the opportunity to operate state tax-free on, or near, a UB campus. In addition to tax benefits, the START-UP NY program under UB sponsorship allows companies to align their businesses with university resources and facilities, access to UB students, faculty and alumni, connect with a vast support network and more. As BEP grows, future programs may be added to this portfolio.

For more information, contact Richard Kim at or 716-645-5242.

Diversity, Community and Belonging

At BEP, we celebrate our differences as strengths.

We know that diverse teams not only perform better based on access to diversity of ideas, perspectives and experiences, but also due to richer information processing — producing better decisions, more creative ideas and, ultimately, achieving higher levels of innovation and success. We believe that innovation is change and are committed to making change happen as we continuously work to grow a more diverse team that makes impacts in Buffalo and beyond.

Whoever you are, we welcome you as you are. Join us and help shape our future.

Employee Groups

Learn more about UB’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.


Working at UB BEP comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Each day, we contribute to our community and make a difference.

Health insurance.

Comprehensive health plans


Retirement plans with contributions


Ample vacation and sick time



Generous parental and family leave

Learning and dev.

Learning and development


Volunteer opportunities

Team building.

Team building activities


Healthy work-life balance