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Business Consultation & Support Programs

Have an idea or looking for ways to expand your business? Come talk to us. Whether you are a startup or an established company, we have the capabilities, resources and experience to deliver the answers you need to move your business forward. 

Expanding UB’s core strengths in materials science and informatics is a crucial part of New York State’s strategy to help new and existing businesses become more competitive through technological innovation. Let us help connect you with the right resources.

To schedule a meeting, please contact:

Christopher Janson

Business Development Executive
716.888.4795
crjanson@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.  

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:

FuzeHub 
FuzeHub works to better connect New York’s small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to the resources, programs and expertise they need for technology commercialization, innovative solutions and business growth through a convenient 24/7 online request service and numerous networking events. 

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.

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.

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.