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Business Consultation & Support Programs

Have an idea or looking for ways to expand your business? Come talk to us. We offer valuable resources to help startups and large businesses alike. We are here to help you grow your life sciences company. 

At UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), our leadership, staff and partners have decades of experience helping life sciences businesses start, grow and thrive. We know the business landscape here in Buffalo Niagara, and we understand the life sciences industry on a regional, national and global level. Let us help connect you with the right resources.

To schedule a meeting, please contact:

Kim Grant

Business Development Executive
716.881.7572
kimgrant@buffalo.edu

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Business development support programs & resources

Pre-Seed Workshop
Determine if your high-tech business idea is investable at this entrepreneur’s boot camp. We bring together experts in technology, business, finance and law to provide feedback on your concept.  

BioNetwork Advisory Summit
A unique group of expatriates with regional ties continue their dedication to the life science community culminating in the BioNetwork Advisory Summit.  The BioNetwork was  founded in 2003 by Terry McGuire, general partner of Polaris Partners, in Waltham, MA and Gina Fedele of Windsong Radiology. Each of the BioNetwork members have longstanding ties to upstate New York and continue to commit their time and capital to help spur commercialization of life sciences in Western New York.  

Other business consultation partners

The Office of Economic Development (OED)
This UB office helps researchers, entrepreneurs, employers and community members tap into resources of all kinds at UB. Contact us if you need help with recruiting employees & internsleveraging UB expertisebusiness consulting, or promoting your business.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)
The University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership offers many empowering programs to grow your business, develop connections with the business community, and provide advice from successful entrepreneurs. These include:

Launch NY
A great resource for entrepreneurs in Upstate New York to stay connected, find a mentor, and get investment advice. Find out how Launch NY is creating new companies and helping emerging companies succeed.

Insyte Consulting
Find customized solutions for your manufacturing or technology company. Through the partnership with SBIR/STTR, Insyte Consulting has resources to help you with your R&D needs and other key factors.

MedTech 
An active organization for bioscience, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. Get the tools you need to advance your business and develop relationships to take your company or career to the next level.

Small Business Development Center  
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention.

SCORE
SCORE is America’s premier small business counseling organization since 1964. SCORE’s experienced business mentors provide general business advice on every aspect of business planning, start-up, management and growth.

Viaduct
Viaduct provides entrepreneurs with access to a group of world-class experts in innovation, executive and technical talent, market intelligence, regulatory affairs, business development, and marketing/brand-building.