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Wednesday
06/22/22

Cannabis Industry Design Challenge July 11-July 28

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2022 in Competitions, Event, Networking

Innovate in the Cannabis industry with UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

July 11th through July 28th, a virtual experience

Apply to participate by July 6th at: https://bit.ly/CannabisDesignChallenge

The Cannabis Industry Design Challenge is a virtual 3-week action-learning challenge designed to inspire innovation, exploration, and entrepreneurship in the emerging cannabis industry. Learn how you can be a part of this growing industry.

Our design challenge is an opportunity to learn about the many tracks, legislations, and research during our TED talk style discussions and presentations from industry experts and professionals.

  • History of Cannabis in NYS & Legalization
  • Business Plans and Operating in the Industry
  • Clinical Research & Development
  • Ancillary Support Services
  • Dispensary POS Systems
  • Medical Industry
  • Growing & Sustainability
  • Consumer Products/Technology
  • Advocacy and Lobbying

Teams will work with mentors and coaches on creating a final presentation of your product or innovation to win up to $3,000 in prizes. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all academic programs.

Hosted in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences, UB Libraries, UB Career Design Center, School of Public Health and Health Professions, CanaBuff, and Sativa Remedy.

Note use of marijuana remains illegal on UB Campuses. Refer to the following link for further information https://www.buffalo.edu/news/key-issues/marijuana.html.

Monday
05/23/22

SUNY Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship

Posted by Tim on May 23, 2022 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community. The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of their choice.
Apply this summer!
Application due: June 17, 2022
Apply on the Fellowships and Scholarships website.

Campus Liaison: Megan Stewart
Applicants must: Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Be an undergraduate student. Have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.
This award requires university nomination and cannot be applied to directly. Students must apply through the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.
Monday
05/16/22

Obama Voyager Scholarship Deadline to apply is June 14

Posted by Tim on May 16, 2022 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Are you passionate about public service? Did you just complete sophomore year? Then you need to check out this award!

Michelle and Barack Obama partnered with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky to create The Voyager Scholarship. This award is for students who intend careers in public service—government, non-profit, community organizing, social work, entrepreneurship, the arts and more.
Winners receive: Up to $50,000 ($25,000 per year for their final two years) in financial aid. A $10,000 summer stipend and free Airbnb housing to go on a summer work-travel between junior and senior year. A 10-year travel stipend. Airbnb will give students $2,000 in travel credits every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. Invitation to annual fall summit. Access to a network of like-minded leaders and public servants. 
Apply next month!
Application due: June 14, 2022
Find more information and apply on The Voyager Scholarship website.
Applicants must: Be enrolled full-time for their junior year of study during Fall 2022. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Have a demonstrated commitment to public service. Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a DACA recipient. 
Want feedback on your application?
Make an appointment with H Fogarty
Office of Fellowships and Scholarships advisor
Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.
Thursday
04/21/22

Deadline Extended: Health Futures Challenge pitch competition April 27th

Posted by Tim on April 21, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Are you ready to innovate in the Health industry?

Deadline extended: April 27th at midnight:  https://bit.ly/HealthFutures22

The 2022 Health Futures Challenge is a pitch competition where students, local business professionals and UB staff form teams and pitch ideas to improve both the local and global health economy. This challenge is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together in order to help solve issues within the vast and complicated field of healthcare. Aspiring applicants will select one of the four following categories to compete in: healthcare industry, clinical trials, healthy hospitals, and public data collection. If any of these categories sound interesting to you, give the 2022 Health Futures Challenge a shot!

All teams must submit an executive summary and a two-minute video pitch describing their idea by April 27th at midnight. The best teams will go on to the final pitch competition, where they will have a chance to win up to $3,000! That live pitch competition will be held on April 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at CBLS (701 Ellicott St). The application, along with more details about the competition and the four competition categories, may be found here https://bit.ly/HealthFutures22.

Thursday
03/03/22

emPower Pitch Competition for Female Entrepreneurs Deadline to Apply March 14

Posted by Tim on March 3, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

emPower Pitch: This competition promotes aspiring female entrepreneurs – it’s focused on female-led, managed and/or owned ventures and ideas. This pitch competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students at UB with the opportunity to pitch their idea for cash prizes. The final competition will consist of 10 teams presenting a 3-minute pitch for the ultimate prize. 

Thursday
03/03/22

Tapecon/Protoscale Innovation Spring Deadline March 10

Posted by Tim on March 3, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Tapecon/Protoscale Innovation Sprint: UB students, faculty and alumni build Protoscale spin-off businesses from a portfolio of manufacturing-ready technologies. The technologies will be pre-vetted. The best teams/business models will be invited to utilize Tapecon, at no cost, for prototyping their solution (MVP) and initially selling/marketing the solution. They also have the opportunity to enter the Cultivator, which can provide up to $100k funding. In the Cultivator, Tapecon will act as a “big brother” providing CTO services, strategy advice and potential first customer intros.

Thursday
03/03/22

Esports and Gaming Design Challenge Deadline to apply March 10

Posted by Tim on March 3, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Esports & Gaming Design Challenge

Deadline to apply: March 10th | register at: https://bit.ly/EsportsDC22

Interested in the Esports and Gaming industry? Learn more from professionals, network, pitch a new idea, and win money and experience. Sign up for the eSports Design Challenge or use the link below to learn more. No business experience necessary.

Monday
02/21/22

Henry A. Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition-Win $52,000! Deadline to apply is March 4

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Competitions, Event

Henry A. Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition – win +50,000

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad encourages undergraduate and graduate students of all studies to participate in this year’s Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition! The winners will receive $52,000 in seed money and in-kind services towards their business venture! Ideas in the life sciences, technology or engineering industries are encouraged, but not limited. Pitch your product, service, or scalable social innovation!  

Teams will pitch their innovative ideas to judges in multiple rounds throughout the competition. The Panasci competition will provide coaching and mentoring to participants to prepare them for their pitches!

Deadline is March 4th, for more info and to apply visit: https://bit.ly/Panasci22Apply 

Schedule a Venture Coaching Appointment: https://bit.ly/BXLPMentorLookBook

Monday
02/14/22

UB Blackstone LaunchPad Spring Events

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Get Seeded: Need some funding to get your idea off the ground? Monthly Get Seeded pitch events are for aspiring University at Buffalo student entrepreneurs. Sign up for a chance to pitch your idea, where the audience decides if you get seeded! No props or slide show decks allowed, just you and your pitch. 

Event Date: Tuesday, February 15

Worlds Challenge Challenge: Do you have an idea that can make the world a better place? The World’s Challenge Challenge asks UB students to think BIG during this 7-week design challenge. We will focus on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals our university has created and task students to create solutions. 

Equity in Entrepreneurship: The Equity in Entrepreneurship campaign looks to connect and highlight our student entrepreneurs of color. We believe representation matters and want to encourage students to be bold in their ventures. Looking to get involved and excel your skill set? This program will help you get there. 

Tapecon/Protoscale Innovation Sprint: UB students, faculty and alumni build Protoscale spin-off businesses from a portfolio of manufacturing-ready technologies. The technologies will be pre-vetted. The best teams/business models will be invited to utilize Tapecon, at no cost, for prototyping their solution (MVP) and initially selling/marketing the solution. They also have the opportunity to enter the Cultivator, which can provide up to $100k funding. In the Cultivator, Tapecon will act as a “big brother” providing CTO services, strategy advice and potential first customer intros.

emPower Pitch: This competition promotes aspiring female entrepreneurs – it’s focused on female-led, managed and/or owned ventures and ideas. This pitch competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students at UB with the opportunity to pitch their idea for cash prizes. The final competition will consist of 10 teams presenting a 3-minute pitch for the ultimate prize. 

Thursday
11/18/21

Here to Career Student and Supervisor Employee of the Month

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2021 in Competitions

Do you know a student employee that deserves special recognition? Nominate a friend, co-worker, or yourself for the Here to Career Student Employee of the Month Award.

To nominate someone:

*RSVP to this event on UB Linked, answer the questions and click submit

Winners will be notified at the end of each month and announced at the beginning of the next month.
Location: Join Event OnlineDate and Time: 
Mon., Nov. 29 at 11:30 p.m.