2020 Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

Welcome to the 2020 Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition!

Applications from competitors are due on Sunday, February 2, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

Applicants will be invited for a first-round pitch on either Thursday, February 6 or Friday, February 7, 2020 
via sign-up link once the application deadline has passed.

The 5 finalists will compete live on April 8, 2020
All competitors, students, UB and WNY community members, sponsors and interested parties are welcome to attend the finals.
RSVP to eacleary@buffalo.edu.

The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition was created by the UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships. Funded with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr., the program is designed to bring UB students from science, technology, business and other disciplines together to maximize their potential to create viable businesses in Western New York.  

More than $60,000 is available in prizes!

  • First Place: $25,000 cash seed funding plus in-kind services valued at $27,000 for a total value of $52,000
  • Second Place: $10,000 cash seed funding

If you are using assistive technology devices or software and need help accessing any of this page’s content or functionality, contact Alex Cleary Pelc at 716-645-8111 or via email at eacleary@buffalo.edu.


Read full rules & guidelines here.

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