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PlacesBuffalo, New YorkBlackstone LaunchPad at University at Buffalo
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Lin Weisong
· October 20, 2017
Great place for future entrepreneurs. You will get support from great mentors and support from stuff there.

I once competed a 3 mins pitch and my mentor Henry gave me coaching that was invaluable to... improve presentation.

Definitely a place you should visit!
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Sean Mac
· September 28, 2017
Great vibes, tons of energy and these students are awesome!
Samuel Kuruvilla
· February 4, 2017
Love this place!! It's one of the best places to work on campus.
Blackstone LaunchPad: A Year in Review
Female Founder Friday
#MannequinChallenge: Blackstone LaunchPad edition!

Attention UB Students: Did you attend our How I Built This event today? Even if you didn't, we have a really cool opportunity for you....Do you want to be a brand ambassador for a startup company who was recently featured on Shark Tank? Apply here to be an ambassador for Sunniva Super Coffee.

We are looking for ambitious achievers to build this brand on campus. This is not your typical brand ambassador program, this is an opportunity for you to build a brand from the ground up. SUNNIVA operates as a scrappy startup and your work will be impactful, your feedback will be pivotal, your voic...

Interested in social innovation and entrepreneurship? Check out this great TEDxBuffalo talk from Matthew Schwartz, MBA.

Want to meet Matthew, ask questions, and learn from his experience? Come to our panel "How to Start Your Non-Profit Startup" on Tuesday, February 20th at 5:30pm in 201 Student Union!

Matthew L. Schwartz, MBA is a graduate student at the University of Buffalo, presently pursuing his Masters of Social Work. Founder of the Food Gnomes, Matth...

Happy Black History Month! Thank you to all of the leaders, past and present that are working to reduce inequalities. If you have an idea that will contribute to the cause, pitch it at the Worlds Challenge Challenge here at UB. Applications are due March 1st.

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Interested in starting your own non-profit? Want to learn more about social innovation and entrepreneurship? Come to our panel "How to Start Your Non-Profit Startup" on Tuesday, February 20th at 5:30pm in 201 Student Union! We hope to see you there!

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Happy Valentine's Day to everyone that is celebrating. Love is key to good health and well-being, which happens to be a Sustainable Development Goal set by the United Nations. Do you have an idea that would revolutionize healthcare? Is there a program that you've thought about that could change people's well-being? Do you just want to spread love all around the world, and have a creative implementation plan to do so? Well pitch it, and win $2,000.

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Happening THIS FRIDAY: How I Built This with the founders of Sunniva Super Coffee, recently featured on ABC's Shark Tank! Friday, February 16th at 11:00am in 210 Student Union. You won't want to miss this!

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Please note Founders Forum is scheduled for next week, Thursday, 2/22 at 8 a.m., not tomorrow morning. Enjoy the extra sleep!

Save the date! Grow Your Startup: a fireside chat with Elijah Tyson, Founder of ColdSpace, where we'll discuss common pitfalls, challenges, and startup strategies. Thursday, February 15th at 5:30pm in 220 Student Union!

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Check out tonight's (2/11/18) episode of ABC's Shark Tank, featuring SUNNIVA Super Coffee. Jordan will join Blackstone LaunchPad at UB on Fri. February 16th at 11:00 in 210 SU to share his insights and experience to highlight SUNNIVA's product launch at #UBuffalo.

The world's first Super Coffee was born in 2015 by three brothers, each a collegiate student athlete. As a freshman, the youngest brother was falling asleep in class after late nights in the library and early mornin...g basketball practices. He refused to settle for the sugary bottled coffees and energy drinks sold in his school store. Using a blender in his dorm room, he brewed an enhanced coffee mixed with protein and healthy fats from coconut oil for all-day energy. Super Coffee worked so well for him that he dropped out of school and hired his two older brothers to share his dorm-room dream with the world. Today, Super Coffee is sold on college campuses nationwide and will soon be coming to a grocery store near you!

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Proud to be a part of Blackstone LaunchPad Charitable Foundation, who will be involved at SXSW EDU this year, celebrating entrepreneurship in Texas!

P.S. Are you attending SXSWedu? Join us for a panel discussion “From Dorm Room to Board Room” on Student Entrepreneurship on March 7th at 11:30 AM. RSVP here:


Congrats! Keep on inventing!

Brian Bischoff

Oscar Orazio and I were featured in UpstartNY's emagazine this month for FlexWater and our other ventures, check out the article :

Brian Bischoff and Oscar Lee have a lot going on. One of their companies, SmartPrint 3D, is relocating within the Buffalo area after winning an award this past fall; another, FlexMuch, is bringing to market a disposable bottle for mixing fitness supplements. On top of that, they’ve just launched a...

Our Sustainable Development Mixer is on Monday, February 12th in 210 Student Union from 4-5:30pm. Learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the World's Challenge Challenge, and how you can win $2k.

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This week's Female Founder Friday features Venus Quates-Majors, President & CEO of LaunchTECH!

At LaunchTECH, Venus Quates-Majors is responsible for spearheading, developing, and managing projects in various technical disciplines across multiple industries to include federal/state/local government, military, and defense.

LaunchTECH offers a strategic and intentional mix of technology, business, and workforce solutions ranging from technology risk assessments and audits, to ...implementation, enterprise data storage management, project management, and tech support. They assist clients with the integration of new technology into all areas of business resulting in increased productivity, revenue, and greater value.

Come to 220 Student Union this Friday, February 9th at 4pm to hear her story!

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Ask questions and learn from real entrepreneurs! Featuring the founders of Sunniva Super Coffee, who were recently featured on Shark Tank!

Fri 11:00 AM EST210 Student Union
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Interested in entrepreneurship? Want to meet like-minded individuals who are also interested in innovation?

Blackstone LaunchPad will be holding an informal information session tonight: Tuesday, February 6th at 5PM to discuss the formation of an entrepreneurship club at UB.


This proposed club will strive to inform, support, and inspire future and current student entrepreneurs at UB as they transform their ideas into products and companies. Events, workshops, and speaker series will be offered in collaboration with Blackstone LaunchPad.

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