$25,000 First Place Prize
Applications due: February 4, 2018
This competition brings together UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Western New York.
The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition was created by the UB School of Management and the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach. Funded with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr., the program brings together UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Western New York.
Students with innovative ideas in the life sciences, technology and engineering industries. It is anticipated that the concepts will be at the earliest stages of development, yet embrace sound technologies and innovations.
Five finalist teams present live in April each year for a top prize of $25,000 in startup capital and in-kind services valued at $27,000. A $10,000 prize is given to the second place team.
Attend one of the scheduled information sessions [PDF] and network to form your team; CEL can help you connect, if needed. Training sessions and venture coaching are available through the Blackstone LaunchPad at UB. Be sure that you have read the guidelines and rules [PDF] before you apply.