UB Team Travels to D.C. for Prestigious Startups Demo Day
Monday, September 26, 2016
Six UB staff and faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to represent the institution at the first University Startups Demo Day, a celebration of the best such companies in the nation.
The Sept. 20 event — held on Capitol Hill — opened with an opportunity for university-linked startups to present their businesses to Global 1000/Fortune 500 companies, venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors. Later in the day, the firms and their university partners met with the staff of U.S. senators and congressional representatives.
“It was a fantastic event. It was sort of a one-stop shop, where the startups are presenting to a broad variety of potential collaborators. I made great connections that I plan to follow up on,” says attendee Brian McIlroy, executive director of UB’s Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG).