July 2015 E-Newsletter
         Inspire. Connect. Innovate.  
SAVE THE DATE - FALL INNOVATION LECTURE SERIES
Innovation Lecture Series: Returning September 2015

Thank you for your feedback on our past lecture series.
Your valuable insights will help us continue to develop exciting programs for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

To properly reflect the evolution of our monthly lecture series and the expansive rang of topics, we have chosen a new name:
The Innovation Lecture Series.

Please mark your calendars and save the date for these upcoming events:
 
Thursday, September 24 (Beakers and Beer will follow)
  Thursday, October 15 (Beakers and Beer on 10/22)         
Thursday, November 12  (Beakers and Beer will follow)   
 Thursday, December 10  (Beakers and Beer will follow)    


Stay up to date on the latest  CBLS and partner events here.

PRE-SEED WORKSHOP - 2 DAYS, 10 IDEAS, 1 GOAL
 
Georgann Carrubba, RN | President and CEO of TENCAR Inc.
"I was chosen for the Pre-Seed Workshop at UB in March of  2 015. I am new to the business world, and I was more than eager to take advantage of the opportunity afforded to me by the  wonderful team at UB, led by Dr. Sandra Small.


After our first session at the workshop, I immediately realized the value of this priceless opportunity.  I had six members on my team, with Hugh Davies leading us through a week of pure dedication and hard work.
All of our team members worked to create a Power Point deck that was remarkable. After presenting my product, I was approached by two investors that are possibly interested in investing in my company. This was completely unexpected, but I embraced the opportunity to speak with them. Because of those conversations, I have become more confident and knowledgeable in the process of obtaining funding. This was a priceless 60 minutes!


 

Thank you UB for one of the most valuable experiences I have had in the past four years!

Words could never do justice for my appreciation to my coach, Hugh Davies, Sabina Ramsey, President and Creative Director, Insight International USA, LLC, Ashley Bucholtz, Economic Dev. Assistant, Sharon Raymond, Sales, Jennifer Mandina, Associate Manager, Contracts, and Nathaniel Lucekm, Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP.
 

I will forever be grateful."
- Georgann Carrubba, Pre-Seed Workshop 2015 Idea Champion
Thank you to our sponsors, idea champions and volunteers
for making this year's Pre-Seed Workshop a success -
We couldn't have done it without you!



PARTNER EVENTS
Tunes in the Tent
National Grid Park
Ellicott & Virginia Streets
Buffalo, NY 14203

Tunes in the Tent offers popular, free musical performances for Medical Campus employees and community members every Tuesday at noon through August. We'll be hosting group and solo musical acts, featuring Medical Campus employees and local community bands. 

Check out this year's line up here.
September 30 - November 18, 2015
Wednesdays | 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Jacobs Institute

875 Ellicott Street, 5th Floor | Buffalo, NY 14203

 

So you've made a great discovery or innovation and decided to pursue the commercialization pathway. Now what?

 

High-Tech CEL provides specialized support and guidance to entrepreneurs, scientists and key team members from established companies who are pursuing a life science or high-tech opportunity.

 

For more information  click here  or join us at our Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, August 5th 11am-2pm at the Jacobs Institute.

 

RSVP to UB CEL at  mgt-cel@buffalo.edu  or 716.855.5715
UB TCIE Announces Fall Business Improvement Courses 

 

UB TCIE is offering a dozen professional development courses this fall, all aimed at improving job performance and making an impact on business processes. Classes include topics in Lean, Six Sigma and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). They range from a half-day seminar to a nine-month certification program, and are appropriate for professionals working in any industry. 

 

Visit here for the full list, course details and to register. 

October 14 -15
MedTech2015 Convergence:

Building Momentum for Growth

HARBORCENTER

100 Washington Street | Buffalo, NY 

 

Register today for the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from New York State's bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry for MEDTECH 2015.
 

To register,  click here.

BE A PARTNER IN INNOVATION -
JOIN THE CBLS CORPORATE PARTNER PROGRAM


The CBLS  has a dual mission - to foster new biomedical discoveries across our life sciences
 
research areas , and to promote  economic development  in Buffalo Niagara 
and across New York State.  The CBLS provides you one of the most rewarding ways to engage with your community in growing the life sciences industry, and creating the thriving economy that is Buffalo's future. Our partners are special in their dedication, commitment and generosity. We would be pleased to have you join this select group of corporate partners.

If your organization is interested in either one o f these missions, 
we encourage you to talk with us about our corporate partner program. 

Program benefits for 2015-2016 are  now in effect.

Click here to see everything our partner program has to offer.

WE'RE MAKING HEADLINES 
  1. Govindaraju receives international career honor for his groundbreaking research contributions 
     
  2. Companies founded by UB faculty member and alumnus among latest START-UP NY businesses 
     
  3. UB invests $25 million to address pressing societal problems
     
CORPORATE SPONSORS
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