Additional Entrepreneurship Programs

Key Persons Leadership Development Program

Every organization has expectations of its "key people." Dynamic leadership can directly impact a number of measurable metrics, such as quality, revenue, profitability, bench strength and market share. Participants in this program are taught as individuals striving to reach organizational goals while taking into account their unique strengths. The program is designed for the emerging leaders in your organization and is open to both CEL and non-CEL companies.

Startup CEL

The Startup CEL program provides specialized support and guidance to companies pursuing a business opportunity to help them build more effective teams and better navigate the complex pathway to commercializing their products, service or technology. This program is designed for entrepreneurs and their leadership team in the early stages of their venture.

Mastering Your Financial Reports

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) is pleased to offer the Mastering Your Financial Reports program to better equip business owners with knowledge needed to lead their businesses to financial success and long-term stability. Participants in this twelve week course are coached as business owners to become more empowered with their financial reporting.

Strategic Planning Workshop

In this interactive, two day workshop, business owners and their leadership team will walk through the basics of creating an annual strategic plan and implementing the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits strategy in their organization. Participants will leave this program with a clear roadmap for their business that can be used in making decisions for the upcoming years.

PANASCI Competition

The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition was created by the UB School of Management and the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach. Funded with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr., the program is designed to bring undergraduate and graduate-level students from science, technology, business and other disciplines together to maximize their potential to create viable businesses in Western New York.

High-Tech CEL

In this program, innovators of early-stage life sciences companies have the opportunity to learn from established life sciences entrepreneurs, business experts and industry-specific insiders, such as angel investors and venture capitalists. The CEL partners with UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences to provide entrepreneurial and industry-specific guest speakers, workshops and classes to some of the region's brightest technology prospects.

Graduate Testimonials


"The CEL Strategic Entrepreneurship program at UB took our business to the next level and ensured our further growth and development."

Robert C. Albert

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