Thomas Murdock

Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Operations Management and Strategy Department

Education

MBA, University of Notre Dame
BS, Miami University

Background

Murdock brings extensive experience in business incubation and economic development to his role in the School of Management. As general manager of the Western New York Incubator Network, he assisted hundreds of startups in identifying resources, raising $50M-plus in outside capital and creating more than 500 local jobs. Before returning to Buffalo and shifting his career to focus on economic development, Murdock was an international management trainee and marketing manager at United Technologies Corporation in Chicago, IL and management consultant at Deloitte Consulting in New York, NY. 

Beyond the classroom, he continues to lead UB’s WIN: WNY Incubator Network and REIMAGINE Workforce Center initiatives, which are focused on developing new entrepreneurs in the local economy.  

Teaching

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity and Leadership Development for Entrepreneurs
  • E-Lab
  • Social Impact Fellows
  • Experience the 50

Board/Leadership Roles

  • Business Incubator Association of New York State
  • Buffalo Green Fund
  • Amherst Academies
  • The Awesome Foundation
  • The Saturn Club Historic Preservation Foundation
  • Buffalo Startup Weekend
  • Viaduct
  • WNY Student 2 Biz

Certifications

  • Business Analytics Certificate – University of Notre Dame
  • Certified Incubator Management Professional – National Business Incubator Association

Grants

Murdock has written and co-written grants at the local, state and federal levels, including:

  • Western New York Innovation Hot Spot
  • REIMAGINE Workforce Center
  • Small Business Administration Accelerator Fund
  • University at Buffalo Innovation Hub
  • Erie County Industrial Development Agency Business Development Grant