Applications Open for Spring 2021
More than $52,000 in Startup Funding and Business Services
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.
You should apply if you are a student with an innovative idea in the life sciences, technology or 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 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.
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 & Techstars. Be sure that you have read the guidelines and rules [PDF] before you apply.