Final presentations: 3-5 p.m. on April 20, 2022
$65,000 in startup funding and business services


The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition was created by the UB School of Management and the UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships. Funded with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr., the program brings UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines together to maximize their potential to create viable businesses in Western New York.

The competition is hosted by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad.

Agenda Judges Panel Finalists Special Thanks Sponsors
Time Session
3-3:10 p.m.

Welcome, remarks and introductions

Hadar Borden, Director
UB Blackstone LaunchPad

Paul Tesluk, Dean
UB School of Management


Richard Kim, Interim Director of Startup Ventures
UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

3:10-3:40 p.m.

Team Presentations

  • Networthy
  • Team Real Talk
  • Sentrify
3:40-4:05 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

LaTanya White, PhD
Racial Equity and Entrepreneurship Expert and Educator

4:05-4:25 p.m.

Team Presentations

  • RHM Innovations
  • Open Beats
4:25-4:35 p.m. Recognize Luminary Award Recipients
4:35-4:55 p.m. Judges Deliberate, Networking and Audience Choice Vote
4:55-5 p.m.

Presentation of Awards

Hadar Borden

Paul Tesluk

Brian Hamluk, Vice President for Student Life
University at Buffalo