Taking Care of Business

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) recognizes and supports the power of entrepreneurship to unlock human potential, create jobs, inspire wealth and invigorate the greater Western New York economy and community.

Advancing entrepreneurship is vital to invigorating the university, the surrounding community and the greater Western New York economy. The CEL provides an individualized and interactive education in entrepreneurship. Designed by entrepreneurs and for entrepreneurs, the CEL is based on proven principles, centered on best and next practices and backed by the thought leadership of the UB School of Management.

Creating opportunities for individuals leading minority- and women-owned enterprises into advanced stages of development.
For owners, founders and other key team members of early-stage or established companies venturing into the high-tech and life sciences territory for the first time.
The Startup CEL program provides specialized support and guidance to companies pursuing a business opportunity to help them build more effective teams and better navigate the complex pathway to commercializing their products, service or technology.

Bringing together UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Western New York.

Every organization has expectations of its “key people.”
Become an expert at reading your financial reports and put your finger on the financial pulse of your business.
The CEL Core program enhances the talents and operating abilities of practicing entrepreneurs.
A prestigious opportunity to move your business and life to the next level.  
In addition to the standard entrepreneurial toolbox, family businesses often need help managing the unique challenges that arise when family members work together.
November 10 and December 8, 2017
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
UB Downtown Gateway
$2,995 includes all costs for up to six individuals per organization
Workshop Details
February 10 and 24, 2017
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
UB Downtown Gateway
$995 per participant