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Entrepreneurship Academy to Host Speaker and Pitch Events

Release date
Mar-19-2013

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Cathy Wilde
716-645-2833
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo’s Entrepreneurship Academy and Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) will host two events for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Laurent Levy, CEO and co-founder of Nanobiotix, a clinical-stage nanomedicine company in France, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on March 26 in 109 Knox Hall. His presentation, “From the Bathroom to the Stock Market,” will tell the story of Nanobiotix and its road to success.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A pre-lecture reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in 17 Norton Hall. For more information, visit academies.buffalo.edu.

On April 10, UB students will have 90 seconds to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges during the Elevator Pitch Competition in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus. The competition runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

Prizes totaling $5,000 will be offered. The deadline to register for participation is April 2. For more information, registration forms and competition guidelines, visit http://www.academies.buffalo.edu/news/pitch.php.

Both events are sponsored by UB’s Entrepreneurship Academy and STOR. Yong Li, associate professor of operations management and strategy in the School of Management, is the director of the Entrepreneurship Academy, a community where UB students interested in entrepreneurship can share meaningful experiences throughout their college years.

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