Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

Staff members in Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships engage industry, building relationships with faculty and staff experts.

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships Staff

Alan Belicha, PhD.

Alan Belicha, PhD

Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

Phone: (716) 881-7571

Email: abelicha@buffalo.edu

Rachel Boruszewski.

Rachel Boruszewski

Finance & Operations Assistant

UB Incubators, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: (716) 645-1395

Email: raborusz@buffalo.edu

Martin Casstevens.

Martin Casstevens

Business Formation & Commercialization Manager

1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: (716) 645-8133

Email: mkc@buffalo.edu

Reyna Castle

Administrative Assistant

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: 716-881-8931

Email: rjcastle@buffalo.edu

Kirsten Fischer

Digital Graphic Design Specialist

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-8941

Email: kirstenh@buffalo.edu

Sydney Flanagan

Events Coordinator

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-8004

Email: sflanaga@buffalo.edu

Rick Gardner.

Rick Gardner

Director, Startup Ventures

1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: 716-645-8144

Email: rg62@buffalo.edu

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Sara Goodman, MELP

Program Manager

1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: (716) 645-3515

Email: saragood@buffalo.edu

Soma Hawramee

Program Coordinator

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 888-4728

Email: shh4@buffalo.edu

Kate Helfer.

Kate Helfer

Finance & Operations Manager

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-8938

Email: kehelfer@buffalo.edu

Smitha James.

Smitha James

Associate Director; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS); UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (CAT)

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-8940

Email: srjames@buffalo.edu

Chris Janson.

Christopher Janson

Business Development Executive

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 888-4795

Email: crjanson@buffalo.edu

Quanxi Jia.

Quanxi Jia

Scientific Director & Professor in MDI

Phone: (716) 645-1157

Email: qxjia@buffalo.edu

Antoinette (Nina) Johnson

Laboratory Operations Assistant

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: 716-881-8902

Email: ajd5@buffalo.edu

Kimberly Kohl.

Kimberly Kohl, MBA

Senior Finance & Operations Manager

UB Incubators, Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: (716) 645-8135

Email: krohring@buffalo.edu

Tracy Krawcztk-Shiedel.

Tracy Krawczyk-Schiedel

Director of Marketing and Communications

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

Phone: (716) 881-7997

Email: tracykra@buffalo.edu

Tom Matheny.

Tom Matheny

CRM Marketing Analyst

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716)-881-7582

Email: tmatheny@buffalo.edu

Tom Murdock.

Thomas Murdock, MBA

Manager, Incubator Network

1576 Sweet Home Road, Suite 111, UB Incubator at Baird, Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: (716) 645-7367

Email: murdock2@buffalo.edu

Norma Nowak, PhD

Executive Director

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-8900

Email: njnowak@buffalo.edu

Christina Orsi

Associate Vice President for Economic Development

Research and Economic Development

516 Capen Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3321

Email: cporsi@buffalo.edu

Richard Peterson.

Richard Peterson

Associate Director, Investor and Entrepreneurial Engagement

Office of Alumni Engagement, Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

211 Harriman Hall, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 645-5242

Email: peterso3@buffalo.edu

Diane Plinke.

Diane Plinke

Receptionist/Operational Support Assistant

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-8900

Email: dianepli@buffalo.edu

Eric Poniatowski.

Eric Poniatowski

Grant Administrator

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-7570

Email: emp7@buffalo.edu

Krishna Rajan.

Krishna Rajan

Chair, Department of Design, Materials & Innovation

Phone: (716) 645-1380

Email: krajan3@buffalo.edu

Sandra Small.

Sandra Small

Science Education Manager

Phone: (716) 888-4851

Email: sksmall@buffalo.edu

Karen Utz.

Karen M. Utz

Director, Program Administration

CBLS, 701 Ellicott St, Downtown Campus

Phone: (716) 881-7588

Email: kmutz@buffalo.edu