University at Buffalo students and alumni will square off for more than $10,000 in prizes Monday at the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition.
Panasci TEC selects teams with the best business plans and presentations and rewards them with funding and services to bring their dreams to life.
The 10-year-old contest, created by the University at Buffalo, aims to fuse the talents of science and technology students and those in business management. It is financed with a $1 million endowment from the late Henry A. Panasci Jr., a former retail chain CEO.
The competition will be held at 672 Delaware Ave., from 3-7 p.m. on Monday.
To attend, please contact the UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at 716-885-5715 or via e-mail at mgt-cel@buffalo.
Image from UB School of Management – 2009:
Chen Chen of Amherst, Beili Han of Amherst, Benjamin Smith of Syracuse,
Lei Shi of North Tonawanda and Weibo Si of Williamsville won the
$25,000 first prize for their proposed business, Welanguage, an online
service in which native Chinese speakers can learn spoken English.
Second-place prize of $10,000 in start-up funding went to Matthew Bell
of Buffalo, Andrew Ryan of Manorville and Raju Somani of Buffalo for
TeraSpecter, their proposal to manufacture and market portable chemical
detection systems for security and screening applications for use in
airports, border crossings and government buildings.
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