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 is designed to bring UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines together to maximize their potential to create viable businesses in Western New York.
At left: 2013 Panasci TEC Winners
Undergraduate and graduate 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.
The winning team will receive $25,000 in seed funding, as well as in-kind awards valued at more than $27,000 for accounting, business development, human resources, legal services and office space, for a total winning package of more than $52,000. The second-place team will receive $10,000 in seed funding.
Attend one of the scheduled information sessions [PDF] and network to form your team; CEL can help you connect, if needed. Apply online here. Be sure that you have read over the guidelines and rules [PDF].
To obtain program fees, request a brochure or learn more, contact the CEL Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-885-5715.