Entrepreneurs who want to get life-sciences and high-tech companies off the ground will have a chance to pitch their ideas to experts at the University at Buffalo's Pre-Seed Workshop this week and next.
The workshop takes place Wednesday, Thursday and June 20 at UB's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the adjoining Roswell Park Center for Genetics and Pharmacology on Ellicott Street.
Ten workshop participants will get advice from business, financial and legal experts as they craft the kind of presentation they can make in the future to prospective investors and business partners.
On the final day, the participants will make their presentations to a group of investors in a low-stakes setting meant to provide the entrepreneurs with feedback on their ideas and performance.
According to UB, the participants include a new method of growing microalgae for the biofuel market and a method of evaluating clinicians performing robotic surgery.
--- Stephen T. Watson