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Buffalo Startup Week Rebooted February 9 and 10

Posted by Tim on January 30, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Buffalo Startup Week events are resuming in February!
Buffalo Startup Week will be back in February! Mark your calendars and don’t forget to register to get your tickets. Learn from startup workers, owners and investors on how to build a successful startup of your own. Location: Seneca One, Buffalo, N.Y. Dates: February 9th and 10th

Tutoring and Academic Support Services 2023 Workshops/Events

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Tutoring, Workshops


Syllabus Reading Night February 2

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 6-8pm in Greiner 116 B

Come get help reading through your syllabi and planning your semester!


Apply for the 2023 Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition…a chance at up to $65,000 to grow your business

Posted by Tim on January 17, 2023 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you a student with an innovative idea with a concept in its early stages of development? Then, Panasci is the perfect for you. Five finalist teams give live pitch-style presentations in April, competing for startup funding and business services valued at $75,000! First Place: $25,000 seed funding plus in-kind services valued at $40,000 for a total value of $65,000 Second Place: $10,000 seed funding The Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) was created to facilitate and promote the commercialization of UB-generated technologies. The event brings together UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines to maximize their potential and create viable businesses in Western New York. Application deadline: Sunday, March 5 by 11:59 p.m. Final Competition: Tuesday, April 25 from 6-9 p.m. RSVP to watch the competition live at

Apply for Startup Bootcamp through UB Blackstone LaunchPad

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Apply for Startup Bootcamp

Apply for the SPARK Program (Spring 2023)

Posted by Tim on December 5, 2022 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

We would like to invite you to apply for the Spark Program, offered by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. This nine-week program will help you to foster your spark of potential and engage with a number of topics, including:

  • Learning about UB resources and opportunities.
  • Becoming involved in on-campus research projects and off-campus service projects.
  • Identifying your strengths and how to use them in academic and professional settings.
  • Developing application writing materials.
  • Networking with your peers, as well as faculty and staff.

Most of all, you will learn how to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships and more about the resources available at UB that will help you do it!

Program Dates:

Tuesdays in the Spring 2023 semester, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
(excluding spring break)

Deadline to apply: January 30

Learn more and apply to the Spark Program!


Transgender Day of Remembrance November 18

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Friday, November 18
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

The Transgender Day of Remembrance has been observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.  The day was founded to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.  Join us in the lobby to remember those lost, but also to show support to transgender people.


CSTEP Summer Opportunities Information Session November 17

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2022 in Academics, Event, Internships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Join us for our “Summer Opportunities Information Session” next Thursday, November 17 at 4:00pm in 107 Capen (Honors Colloquium Room), in collaboration with the University Honors College, to learn about how to make the most of your summer! It is never too early to start planning for next summer! It is beneficial to think about what programs you want to apply for now so you can begin preparing your application materials. Food will be provided at the meeting. Please RSVP below.

Find out about the benefits and requirements of our CSTEP Summer Research Program, Roswell Park Summer Research Experience Program, CLIMB UP for Summer Research, Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program, McNair Scholars Program, LSAMP Summer Research Program and InRoads Inc., an organization that creates pathways to careers for diverse college students through internship opportunities.

Stipends range from $2,800-$5,000 for summer experiences. These summer programs are a great way to get paid while gaining valuable experience for your resume such as team building, leadership, communication and research skills. Summer programs make you a more competitive candidate for graduate and professional school and allow you to determine if research is right for you and what topics you are interested in pursuing in the future!

RSVP by Monday, November 14 at


Buffalo Startup Week 2022

Posted by Tim on November 10, 2022 in Buffalo Bits, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

November 14-18, 2022
Seneca One

Buffalo Startup Week is a thought-provoking slate of programming powered by Bootsector to celebrate the diverse array of entrepreneurship flourishing in WNY. The week provides a wide range of experiences to educate, inspire, and connect Buffalo’s community of dreamers, doers, and makers with the community at large.

For one week, Buffalo businesses, entrepreneurs, and community members gather together in-person to learn, share, and celebrate WNY’s thriving innovation economy!

Get your free ticket at


Clinton Global Initiative University hosted by Vanderbilt University March 3-5, 2023

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

We are writing to share the exciting news that Vanderbilt University is hosting the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) annual meeting March 3-5, 2023. I am reaching out to ask for your assistance in sharing the application information with your students.   

CGI U recruits a student cohort of young leaders who are committed to developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from around the world apply to participate in CGI U’s year-round community of learning, leadership and action. The program’s year-round engagement model includes a social impact curriculum, training and mentorship opportunities and a wide range of networking opportunities with CGI U partners, peers, alumni, staff and leaders in the field. President Bill Clinton founded CGI U in 2007, and more than 11,800 students from over 1,800 schools, over 160 countries and all 50 states have participated. 

Applications are open now, and the deadline to apply is Friday, December 16. Students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at the time of application are eligible to apply, and student teams of three or fewer are also welcome.  

We are asking for your help to encourage your students to apply and to assist us in spreading the word about this wonderful opportunity.  We have included some additional resources below, and please contact Jill Stratton with any questions you may have about CGI U:  jill.a.stratton@Vanderbilt.Edu.

·        Host campus launch announcement  

·        Call for student applicants myVU story 

·        Last year’s student cohort video 

·        Application link 

·        Twitter partnership announcement