June 2016 E-Newsletter
         Inspire. Connect. Innovate.  
Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo | A Global Entrepreneurial Summit Event | June 15, 2016
Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St, Buffalo.
1:30 - 7:15 P.M.

Registration for this year's Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo closes on June 10! Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of one of the largest entrepreneurial events in Buffalo, featuring:

  • 35 vetted entrepreneurs presenting 30, 90-second pitches and five, five-minute pitches 
  • Entrepreneur trade show and cocktail reception
  • Keynote address from Bill Rancic, New York Times best selling author and winner of "The Apprentice"
  • Award ceremony including a $20K Grand Prize 
  • Plus, a $5K People's Choice Award voted on by YOU!

Reserve your ticket today at brightbuffaloniagara.com 

Enjoy live pitches from: 

3DATX Corporation CytoCybernetics Mitigate Injury Management Programmable Equipment Company
Abcombi BioSciences Dimien Mobile Encrypted Data Exchange SparkCharge
Angiograft Efferent Labs Novorocs Technologies Thimble
Atomic Medical Innovations Garwood Medical Devices Painless 1099 Tread Counter
Buffalo Automation Group IfThen Patient Pattern Truxx
Cartefi Infonaut Pawraiser VinoIntellio
CleanSlate LenderLogix Peggy Voiceitt
ClearView Social Loptr Pitch+Pivot (dba InboundMD) Walkabout Collaborative
Coqui3D (dba Virtual SurgerySIM) Memory Fox PostProcess Technologies

Thank You Sponsors:
Superior Group, 43North, Buffalo Business First, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Colligan Law, Freed Maxick CPAs, IMMCO Diagnostics, InfoTech WNY, Insyte Consulting, Invest Buffalo Niagara, KATZ Americas, Key Private Bank, Launch NY, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, Marquis de Lafayette, National Grid, Phillips Lytle, Print2Web, RSM, Stephen Garvin - Sandhill Investment Management, Upstate Venture Association of New York, Upstate Venture Connect, Western New York Incubator Network, Western New York Venture Association.

The Buffalo Institute for Genomics & Data Analytics (BIG), part of the University at Buffalo, has named Brian McIlroy, a life sciences veteran, as the first executive director. 

McIlroy, who has over a decade of experience with GE, will bring his leadership, vision and experience to move the institute forward. BIG, a $100 million genomic medicine initiative partners the University at Buffalo with the New York Genome Center to transform New York State into a national center for genomic medicine. BIG is expanding the university's critical genomic research, compute capacity, and healthcare data analytics to enable state-of-the-art academic and industrial genomic-based research. The end result will be medical advances that also drive economic development.

McIlroy will lead the BIG team in engaging industry and other partners on projects that translate genomic research advances into tools for prevention, treating and disease diagnosis. 

Learn more about BIG.
The University at Buffalo aims to use its resources - world class faculty, unique facilities and specialized equipment, and capable students - to support a thriving regional innovation ecosystem for the benefit of all.

UB's Office of Research and Economic Development is committed to making it easier for business to engage and access UB's extensive research and development expertise by offering two new business friendly programs to help your business easily tap into UB's technical expertise while reducing the risk and cost associated with licensing intellectual property (IP) and sponsored research.

UB SWIFT is a streamlined approach to sponsored industry contracts designed to reduce transaction time by addressing inventions and licensing in advance. It established business friendly terms up front, granting companies an exclusive worldwide license to the resulting IP. Companies control all patent filings associated with the technology developed during the research project.
  • Grants exclusive worldwide rights to the technology resulting from a research project
  • One-time upfront fee
  • For exclusive license: royalties of 1 percent apply only if cumulative net sales exceed $20 million ($50M if human trials involved)
The UB Small Business Innovation Award  provides matching funds to companies subcontracting at least 30% of a Phase 1 SBIR or STTR award to a UB principal investigator. The matching funds are an incentive for more small bus iness partnerships and expand the research funds available to the UB PI for the project.

For more information visit buffalo.edu/research/ubswift or contact Jennifer Mandina, JD, MS, Associate Manager of Contracts at 716.645.8952 or  mandina@buffalo.edu.

June 2, 2016 | 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
UB's Office of Science, Technology Transfer & Economic Outreach (STOR)
1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst 

C ome enjoy conversations with STOR incubator clients and special guests from ECIDA. The bar will be open from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

 Register  here .
June 6 - August 1, 2016
Start-up CEL Program

So you've made a great discovery or innovation and decided to pursue your idea and form a business. Now what? The UB School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership presents Start-up CEL, a program that provides specialized support and guidance to companies pursuing a business opportunity. The program aims to help companies build more effective teams and better navigate the complex pathway to commercializing their product, service or technology. 

Get started today! Call 716.885.5715 or email mgt-cel@buffalo.edu for more information. 
Sponsorship Deadline June 30, 2016

Western New York businesses, of any type and size, seeking to improve their processes are invited to sponsor one or more students of the 2016-17 Six Sigma Black Belt Student Certification program. This program, made possible by the UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) and UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, involves students utilizing a data-driven, problem-solving methodology to address a specific company issue. 

Visit here for more information.