Entrepreneurial Programs

entrepreneurs working at computer in Ten-X co-working space.

Young entrepreneurs discuss strategy in tenX, a co-working space in the UB Incbators at Baird Research Park.

UB and its resources strengthen the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem and improve the climate for business innovation.

The UB Incubators, the School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), and the New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) lead the way. They support entrepreneurship programs across the spectrum for students, faculty and industry.

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NSF I-Corps Site Program at UB

Researchers in a lab.

Move your technology out of the lab and into the customers' hands in this National Science Foundation (NSF) program.

Law Center for Startups

legal services for buffalo startups.

The Entrepreneurship Law Center (e-Law Center) provides legal services to entrepreneurs and startups who are not yet ready or able to engage outside legal counsel.


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Student Entrepreneurs

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Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)


The CEL Core program aims to enhance the talents and abilities of practicing entrepreneurs. The mentor-driven program empowers entrepreneurs to overcome business challenges, create new opportunities and develop meaningful connections within the local business community.


The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program creates opportunities for individuals leading minority-owned and women-owned enterprises into advanced stages of development. Its mission is to construct a pathway that enables minority and women entrepreneurs to move their companies to the next stage of development.

Startup CEL.
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WNY Incubator Network

Innovate. Incubate. Accelerate.

WNY Innovation Network.

The WNY Incubator Network (WIN) is a collaborative network of incubators and entrepreneurial service providers from across Western New York, working together to turn our region into a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. The WIN collaborators share best practices, networking, mentoring, educational and financial resources to better assist incubator client companies.

MFC Entrepreneurship Certificate

Build Your Future... Transform Your Life


Millard Fillmore College offers a program in entrepreneurship for persons interested in starting a small business or a new enterprise within an existing organization. The Certificate of Completion program emphasizes activities necessary for achieving success and ways of performing these activities with limited resources. 

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