Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

Teams compete for startup funding and business services valued at $75,000.

2022 Panasci winners, Team Real Talk Inc.: Sonya Tareke, Malkijah Griffiths and Janelle Fore. Photo illustration: Douglas Levere.

2022 Panasci winners, Team Real Talk Inc.: Sonya Tareke, Malkijah Griffiths and Janelle Fore. Photo illustration: Douglas Levere.

Contact Us

Blackstone LaunchPad
University at Buffalo
North Campus
220 Student Union
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-8111
Fax: 716-645-2106
launchpadub@buffalo.edu

The Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) was created by the UB School of Management and the UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, and is funded with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr. to facilitate and promote the commercialization of UB-generated technologies.

Hosted by UB's Blackstone LaunchPad, 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.

$75K in startup funding and business services

Five finalist teams give live pitch-style presentations in April each year, competing for a top prize of $25,000 in startup capital and in-kind services valued at $40,000. A $10,000 prize is given to the second-place team.

Panasci 2023

Who should apply?

You should apply if you are a student with an innovative idea. It is anticipated that the concepts will be at the earliest stages of development, yet embrace sound technologies and innovations.

Application Process

Schedule and Resources

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For more information, contact UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad at launchpadub@buffalo.edu or 716-645-8111.