Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab)

eLab picture from reception of a student with prototype.

Engineering students Lucas Julian and Meaghan Conway share their prototype of an automated, randomized pitching machine with judges during the eLab's final competition.

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 Martin Casstevens, business formation and commercialization manager, UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships. In addition, guest presenters are brought in to share their expertise throughout the course.

Who Should Apply

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 2019 Spring semester.

Application Process

  1. Complete the eLab supplemental application to explain your business idea.
  2. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed ​by the professors teaching the course.
  3. If your application is approved, you will be force registered for the course.


To learn more, contact mgt-cel@buffalo.edu.