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MAE student wins 2015 UB Elevator Pitch Competition

Ansh Pandey, center, was one of three winners in the Elevator Pitch Competition.

by Jane Stoyle Welch

Published April 28, 2015

Ansh Pandey, a sophmore in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was one of three winners in the 2015 UB Elevator Pitch Competition for his topic on 3D metal printing.

“This is how WE do business, WE are DreaMaker Industries – printing your dreams to reality.”
Marketing tag of mechanical engineering student Ansh Pandey's company

The Elevator Pitch Competition gives entrepreneurial students an opportunity to pitch an idea to a panel of expert judges. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of the university and involves giving a speech of up to 90 seconds (like the time spent in an elevator) on an entrepreneurial topic. No notes, slides or visual aids are allowed.  

Pandey pitched his idea to form DreaMaker, a 3D metal printing company that can print metal objects of complex shapes and a large range of sizes at an affordable cost. Based on a soon to be patented technology from UB’s Composite Materials Research Laboratory, the technology targets the aerospace, automobile, construction and electronic packaging sectors.

Pandey is a sophomore honors student, and is conducting research under the supervision of Deborah Chung, Niagara Mohawk Chair Professor of Materials Research in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. He received a $1000 award check.

The Competition is sponsored by UB's Entrepreneurship Academy, Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) and the School of Management. It was held April 9, 2015 at UB.