The eLab course gives you the skills to develop and manage a successful new venture and apply those skills to launch your own entrepreneurial idea.
A hands-on, 3-credit course, the eLab (MGO 493/695) is taught by Yong Li, associate professor of operations management and strategy, UB School of Management, along with Robert Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor, UB Technology Incubator, and Martin Casstevens, business formation and commercialization manager, UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR). In addition, guest presenters are brought in to share their expertise throughout the course.
The eLab is for college students from all disciplines who have entrepreneurial ideas, but need help developing them prior to venture creation. The class is especially helpful in assisting those planning to apply for the Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition and other business plan competitions. You should form a team, if appropriate, before taking the course.
The next course offering will be held in the 2017 Spring semester.
Through the eLab, you will:
Regular guest speakers throughout the three-week course include: entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and professional service providers such as consultants and lawyers. Students will also interact with entrepreneurs and investors outside of the class room through things like WNY Venture Association meetings and talks with leadership and residents at 43North and the Z80 Labs tech incubator.
As a participant in the eLab, you will compete for the Student Entrepreneur Fellowship, available to top performing teams. The fellowship consists of at least $5,000 per team, co-working space at tenX in UB STOR, mentoring and other professional services.
Many students who have completed the eLab course have gone on to receive top awards and other impressive accomplishments, including the following:
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