The University at Buffalo plays an integral role in furthering the economic development of Western New York. Startup and Innovation CoLab powered by Blackstone LaunchPad is committed to partnering with businesses and organizations in the community to develop entrepreneurial programming, promote outside events and encourage students, faculty and staff to participate in our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are here to help the UB community connect with local partners and to make it easier for companies to access the talent found at our university.
Launch NY is a great resource for helping New York entrepreneurs to stay connected, find a mentor and get investment advice. Discover how Launch NY is creating new companies and helping emerging companies succeed.
MedTech is 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.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages small businesses to engage in federal research and research and development that have the potential for commercialization. The SBIR funding program is structured in three phases.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena, bridging the gap between basic science and the commercialization of resulting innovations. In the phase I and phase II stages, small businesses are required to formally collaborate with a research institution.
SCORE is a small business counseling organization. Since 1964, SCORE’s experienced business mentors have been providing general advice on every aspect of business planning, launching, management and growth.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide a great range of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. SBDCs support business growth and sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, thereby fostering local and regional economic development through job creation and retention.