How UB Helped Launch Buffalo’s Only 43North Finalist
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Led by an alumnus. Co-founded by professors. Nurtured by a campus support system that helps propel university spinoffs to success.
The story of Abcombi Biosciences — Buffalo’s only finalist in this year’s 43North business competition — shows how the University at Buffalo is advancing Western New York’s economy by providing student and faculty entrepreneurs with a growing network of resources designed to accelerate the growth of UB startups.
Since its founding in 2015, the company has taken advantage of a bevy of UB opportunities, such as seed funding, research partnerships with faculty, and university-sponsored networking events — including one that helped attract a former Merck executive to Abcombi’s advisory team.