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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.