Innovation starts here, with you

Entrepreneurs and startups make meaningful connections at UB, where innovations transform into profitable ventures. Here is where:

  • Growth startups access affordable spaces, support, business expertise and student talent to accelerate success.
  • Entrepreneurs who value diversity, inclusion and equity collaborate with others, celebrating their differences as strengths.
  • Bold thinkers, dreamers and doers make bettering the world their life’s work, creating lasting impacts in the Western New York community and beyond.

Start your journey with us today.

Cultivate your business and a connect with diverse network of like-minded entrepreneurs in our two startup incubators.

Tap into legal services at UB if you're not ready to engage outside counsel, but need quality legal guidance.

Accelerate research and development by licensing innovative technology imagined and actualized by UB researchers.

Set up a new business, expand, or relocate to NYS and you, your employees and company could pay no state taxes for 10 years.

Meet startups and innovators from UB who are generating life-changing impacts as diverse as they are far-reaching.

Hire someone who can make an immediate impact with your organization. We can help you find, recruit and hire the best UB talent.

Catalyze your innovation by connecting with entrepreneurial resources that will help you move from the lab to the marketplace.

You're developing technology that could change the world. Obtain proof of concept funding to accelerate the process.

Your business is ready to take off. Access early-stage venture funds to launch your growth and fuel success.

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Find product-market fit and gain insights to commericialize your technology through entrepreneurial programs.

Join a collaborative effort of business incubators that expands entrepreneurial services and helps startups grow.

Learn how UB's resources support the creation of startups or newly-formed companies on their path to commercialization.


Pose a business challenge to groups of students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to gain innovative solutions.

Here is how

UB, partners open new business incubator on medical campus

With a combination of facility, expertise, equipment and student talent, UB incubators are a unique place to help companies make connections, significantly accelerate growth and move innovations to market.

  • 42,000 square feet of incubation space in downtown Buffalo, including co-working space, conference rooms, a high-tech event area, collaboration spots, dedicated office suites, a full kitchen and more
  • Turnkey wet and dry lab facilities with extensive equipment and instrument access — amenities unique among other local incubators

University-industry partnership drives UB health care innovation

Why should companies partner with UB? We provide a full range of support to both industry and faculty, creating symbiotic partnerships to speed up innovation.

By collaborating with UB researchers and licensing UB technology, Garwood Medical Devices is one step closer to making a positive impact on implant and amputee patients.

MemoryFox secures $100K investment from UB fund amid growth spurt

MemoryFox is a software-as-a-service company and DIY storytelling platform that makes it easy for nonprofit organizations to collect, organize and share community-generated digital content to build community and raise funds. The company serves organizations across the country, such as food banks, United Ways, and Veterans Service Organizations. 

$100,000 from UB's Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund is being invested directly into product development and marketing content.

COVID-19 vaccine developed by UB startup approved for human trials

POP Biotechnologies, founded by a UB faculty member, announced in February 2021 a $3M investment and joint venture, formed in part to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. EuCorVac-19, a next-generation particle-based COVID-19 vaccine incorporating POP BIO’s SNAP technology, has gained regulatory approval for in-human clinical trials in South Korea.

Connections made by UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships have resulted in key milestones to move the company forward.