The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

More than $52,000 in Startup Funding and Business Services

2019 Panasci TEC winner, now Ovana Life Sciences.

2019 Panasci TEC winner, now Ovana Life Sciences

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 Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships. 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.

Who Should Apply

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.

Prize

Five finalist teams present live in April each year for more than $52,000 in total prizes including 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.

Application Process

Attend an informational session, network to form your team and develop your idea. Training sessions and one-on-one venture coaching are available through the UB Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. Be sure that you have read the guidelines and rules [PDF] before you apply.

Schedule and Resources

For more information, contact the CEL at mgt-cel@buffalo.edu or 716-885-5715.