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UB Startup Week

Posted by Tim on September 15, 2021 in Uncategorized

Join us to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation
UB Startup Week – September 19-24

A celebration of UB’s innovation and startup ecosystem, with five days of events. Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and like-minded students. The series of programs will catalyze students to find their inner entrepreneurial spirit.

For more information and to register to attend, visit:

LaunchPad Workshop YouTube | Sunday. Sept. 19th at Noon EST, Virtual

Continue to expand your entrepreneurial mindset and skills. Watch the Time Management for Entrepreneurs video available asynchronous on YouTube.

Founder Stories with Max RingelheimUB Alumnus and Serial-Entrepreneur | Tues., Sept. 21st at 5:30 – 6:30 pm EST, UB’s Downtown Incubator at CBLS, 701 Ellicott St., UB Downtown Campus (Transportation provided)

A raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a University at Buffalo student entrepreneur. A passionate tech entrepreneur who graduated from the University at Buffalo. Max Ringelheim in 2015 co-founded the global Hoverboard fad through his viral brand PhunkeeDuck. Max now owns an emerging media brand called When Going Viral.

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition | Wed., Sept. 22nd, Noon – 1:00 p.m. EST, Harriman Hall, UB South Campus

Some choose to forgo the traditional model of starting a business from an idea and select to focus on acquiring and operating an already established business. Often these businesses may have owners who are looking to retire or to pass on the business to someone willing to continue to operate their business. Join us for a discussion about the search process of entrepreneurship through acquisition.

Erie Hack Night | Thurs., Sept. 23rd, 6:00- 7:30 p.m. EST, Virtual:

Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition that unites coders, developers, engineers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s greatest challenges. Join the completion through a virtual Hack night!

UB Open Coffee Club | Thurs., Sept. 23rd, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST, 220 Student Union, UB North Campus

A weekly gathering for innovators and makers at the University at Buffalo. Networking is the best way to have your coffee!

Get Seeded! | Thurs., Sept. 23rd, 7 – 8:00 p.m. EST, 222 Student Union, UB North Campus

A monthly pitch competition offering seed funding, where the audience votes to invest in ideas presented by University at Buffalo students. Apply to pitch: or join to cheer on and vote for your favorite pitch.

Are You Up For The Challenge Pop-Up | Thurs., September 23rd, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST, Student Union (SU) Lobby, UB North Campus

Get flipping – Pop by the Student Union to flip through challenges you’re interested in solving. Then practice what you’re going to say to the STEAM Job + Internship Fair employers, who are invested in solving the same challenges you are. Handshake preview page:

Startup Planning: Customer Discovery Lab | Fri. 24th, Noon – 1:30 pm EST, 107 Capen Hall (Silverman Library), UB North Campus

Every business needs a deep understanding of the audience they are marketing their products or services to. Join the design lab to explore the steps of customer discovery, learn about the tools and resources behind the process, and gain insight into conducting customer interviews. A collaboration with UB Libraries and UB’s Startup Ventures.

UB Startup Week is hosted by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad in partnership with UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the UB Innovation Hub.