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November 2014 Newsletter




 A heartfelt thank you to all of the exhibitors, attendees and sponsors for this year's Bright Buffalo Niagara event. We were proud to partner with 43North to bring the latest in innovative technologies to Buffalo, NY from across the globe. We could not have made this night a success without your generous support. 


To learn more about

Bright Buffalo Niagara, click here

Pictured from left to right: Andrew Pulkrabek,Executive Director of 43North, Norma J. Nowak, PhD, UB's Director of Science and Technology, and Scott Stenclik, President and CEO of Superior Group, Bright Buffalo Niagara's Featured Sponsor 
NOVEMBER: UB, iSciWNY and Superior Group partner with the Buffalo Museum of Science to educate students on STEM

Ever wonder how someone first got started in their career? What interests they have outside of work? And what advice they might give to someone in sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? 

This November, the Buffalo Museum of Science along with its partners the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), iSciWNY and Superior Group, will unveil the answer to these questions and more through creative posters featuring a 'CEO' (Career Enriching Owl), and an interactive kiosk that engages students and provides STEM career awareness along with complimentary information specific to the interactive science studios that highlight the museum's collections.   

To learn more about STEM careers in WNY, visit



NOVEMBER 20: Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series Presents: "Re-Building Buffalo: Community Impact of the BNMC" 



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
701 Ellicott Street (2nd Floor) | Buffalo NY 14203 

The continuous growth of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) brings new industry and economic vitality into Downtown Buffalo. This collaborative campus also impacts areas like energy, transportation, entrepreneurship, workforce, procurement, infrastructure, housing and health in Buffalo and into the surrounding communities as a whole. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the BNMC's continuous efforts to strengthen the Buffalo community. Please join us for Beakers 'n Beer immediately following the lecture on the 2nd floor bridge area.



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November 6, 2014
STOR Startup Co. Seminar Series - Recruiting Senior Managment - Moving Your Company to the Next Level
Rm 206/208 | UB Technology Incubator | 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY
Productizing a new technology, growing beyond first clients, or raising funds largely depends on a company's management team and advisors.  Talented people are looking for the best opportunities and startups need to position themselves to be attractive to the right people. Come learn from Andy Kriz, Managing Director of The Kriz Group about how to identify, recruit and compensate the appropriate leadership to meet your company's specific needs even in cash poor circumstances.


 To register please visit:


November 7, 2014 (4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

FIKA Buffalo - November Meeting
d!g (design innovation garage)

640 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY (inside the Innovation Center) 


FIKA is a grass-roots open forum for anyone that wants to better understand the opportunities and identify the particular role each of us plays in maximizing the investments and developments for startups & entrepreneurs in the WNY/Buffalo region. 

For more information, please visit d!g's event page here
November 20, 2014
Press Event: AT&T Western NY Civic App Challenge
Winners Announced at d!g

The challenge - Solve Local! We are looking for thinkers, designers, artists, developers and entrepreneurs to compete in a two-month
hack-a-thon. Participants are asked to create an app that will serve or engage the community. Winners will be eligible for top prizes
totaling $18,000!

Deadline for the challenge is November 10th.
For more information and official rules, click here.  

New Online Lean Six Sigma Course Debuts


UB TCIE has revamped its Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt one-on-one course to offer a more flexible option for learning, with improved curriculum, a new instructor and a new learning management system interface. This web-based, Black Belt Transactional training includes mentoring and prepares professionals from any industry to become team members and/or managers of a Lean Six Sigma program. It offers students the freedom to choose the month they begin. 


Visit TCIE's website for details.     


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  1. Tonawanda firm wins the top prize at 43North competition - Congratulations to UB alum Glenn Thomas, founder of ASi and the winner of 43North's top prize!
  2. Medical campus starts doling out biz catalyst funds
  3. Tablet PC factory to open soon in Buffalo
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