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

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.

Contracts Manager, Tech Transfer

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) is seeking a Contracts Manager to help facilitate industry-sponsored research, technology transfer, and clinical trials of innovative new technologies necessary to get new diagnostic and therapeutic products to market and to foster economic growth in the Western New York Community. You will work with diverse faculty who are conducting leading-edge research to enable the creation and testing of innovations that solve real-world problems. In this role, you will be part of the Technology Transfer team and will work with the Office of Sponsored Projects Services (SPS), Clinical Research Office, and other BEP staff to enable industry-sponsored research, clinical research, and technology transfer at UB.

For more information, contact Jennifer Mandina at or 716-645-8952

Communications & Project Coordinator

Research and Economic Development

The University at Buffalo (SUNY) is seeking a Communications & Project Coordinator, who will be responsible for developing, editing, managing and implementing content across various communications channels, platforms and initiatives for the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED), and assisting the Assistant VP for Administration and Planning with strategic projects. The successful candidate is highly motivated, creative and eager to learn; thrives in a fast-paced, enterprising environment; and demonstrates sharp organizational and project management skills.

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

Operations Coordinator

Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone Launchpad, a campus based entrepreneurship and innovation center, is accepting applications to fill the Operations Coordinator for Blackstone LaunchPad, where you will lead customer relationship management and engagement operations, coordinate resources and reporting.

This role demands strong organizational skills, excellent communication, flexibility, and an eagerness to learn. As the Operations Coordinator you will help build the next amazing cohort of startups, as they develop from early-stage idea to venture-backed companies. This is an opportunity to gain phenomenal experience, broaden your network, and support students pursuing their passions.

For more information, contact Jillian Battaglia at or 716-645-3048

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