Applicants sought for technology entrepreneurship competition

Release Date: October 22, 2013 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to attend a training session and learn more about the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, where participants will vie for more than $60,000 in startup funding and services.

The training sessions will kick off the 2013-14 Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC), which encourages students from science and technology disciplines and MBA students to create viable businesses in Western New York.

The competition is open to any University at Buffalo undergraduate, graduate, doctoral or postdoctoral student.

Training sessions will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Oct. 24, 5 p.m., 122 Jacobs Management Center, UB North Campus.
  • Nov. 7, 5 p.m., 103 Alfiero Center, UB North Campus.
  • Nov. 21, 5 p.m., 103 Alfiero Center, UB North Campus.
  • Dec. 5, 4 p.m., UB STOR, 1576 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst.

“Panasci TEC gives students the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship in a real-world setting where they take an idea from conception to market,” said Thomas Ulbrich, executive director of the UB School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

Teams that enter Panasci TEC will compete for startup funding and in-kind services to launch their businesses. The training sessions will provide advice on how to write a business plan, including the tools, techniques and resources needed. They also will feature a question-and-answer period and brief discussion with past competition winners and administrators.

The Panasci competition is funded with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr., UB alumnus and former CEO of Fay’s Inc., and is sponsored by the UB School of Management and the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach.

For more information, contact the CEL at or apply online at

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