BUFFALO, N.Y. — Up-and-coming entrepreneurs will once
again have the opportunity to network, listen and learn as the
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at
Buffalo School of Management and AT&T celebrate Global
Entrepreneurship Week through a series of Buffalo-area events.
“Buffalo is full of entrepreneurs who are fueling the
resurgence of the city,” says Thomas Ulbrich, CEL executive
director and assistant dean in the UB School of Management.
“Through Global Entrepreneurship Week, we celebrate the
innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to
life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.”
Partner organizations for the events include BAK USA, dig
Buffalo and UB’s Career Services, Design Club, Intercultural
Diversity Center, Undergraduate Academies and School of Engineering
and Applied Sciences.
The events are powered by AT&T and include:
- Innovate N Caffeinate (7 p.m., Nov. 10, 17 Norton Hall,
UB North Campus) – Join the UB Academies for a networking
session with Western New York business leaders.
- UB Design Club (7:30 p.m., Nov. 11, 222 Natural Sciences
Complex, UB North Campus) – Attend a Design Club meeting, to
discuss design projects underway. Club members will also pitch new,
problem solving ideas.
- Dear World Photo Shoot and Keynote (10 a.m. and 8 p.m.,
Nov. 17, Student Union, UB North Campus) – Participate in a
photo shoot between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and attend the live
storytelling experience with the portraits at 8 p.m. Hosted by
UB’s Intercultural Diversity Center.
- Fourth Annual Speed Networking (6 p.m., Nov. 17, dig,
640 Ellicott St., Buffalo) – Meet local entrepreneurs and
build professional contacts, hosted by dig and the CEL.
- Life Sciences Career Conversations (11:30 a.m., Nov. 18,
Zebro Conference Room, 690 Virginia St., Buffalo) – Learn
about startups in the life sciences industry.
- BAK USA Tour (4 p.m., Nov. 18, BAK USA, 425 Michigan
Ave., Buffalo) – Tour the newly established headquarters of
BAK USA, which manufactures tablet PC devices and provides
affordable learning solutions around the world.
- Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Information
Session (Noon, Nov. 19, 17 Norton Hall, UB North Campus)
– Learn about this prestigious program intended for
entrepreneurial and civic-minded UB students.
- Entrepreneurship Panel (6 p.m., Nov. 19, 17 Norton Hall,
UB North Campus) – Learn about four local organizations
supporting Buffalo’s refugee community at a session hosted by
UB’s Undergraduate Academies and the CEL.
- Market Validation (4 p.m., Nov. 20, 112 Jacobs
Management Center, UB North Campus) – Learn to determine if
there is a market for your business idea. Hosted by the CEL.
- John Legend at the UB Distinguished Speaker Series (8
p.m., Dec. 3, Alumni Arena, UB North Campus) – Listen as John
Legend speaks about his career as a singer, songwriter, pianist,
producer and entrepreneur.
All events are open to the public. Pricing and tickets for John
Legend at the Distinguished Speaker Series are available at buffalo.edu/dss. There is no
charge for the other UB Global Entrepreneurship Week events. To
register or obtain more information, contact Alex Cleary Pelc at
716-885-5715, ext. 30, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest
celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups
that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human
welfare. During one week each November, thousands of events and
competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in
entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential
collaborators, mentors and even investors. Since 2008, Global
Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 140 countries —
building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems around the
Established in 1987, the CEL provides participants with
individualized and interactive education in entrepreneurship. More
than 1,300 CEL alumni employ more than 22,000 Western New Yorkers,
and their businesses are worth more than $2 billion to the local
economy. For more information, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/cel.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its
programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
For more information about the UB School of Management,