Startup CEL

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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.

The UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and its partners offer a program designed for entrepreneurs and their leadership team in the early stages of their venture. The Startup CEL program leads you to the right questions to ask and then helps you get the answers.

This program is right for you if:

  • You've already put together an idea for a business. Now you need a model and a plan to start your company.
  • Your company is started and moving. Now you need a model and plan to grow your company.
  • You’re prepping to apply to a business plan competition. You want to get a head start towards the big prize.

Application Process

To apply, complete the registration form [PDF] and fax it to 716-845-6999 or send it to

Learn More

Contact the CEL at or 716-885-5715 for program or fee information.