Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund

Seed Funding Opportunity here.
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Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund is an early-stage, evergreen venture capital fund dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding businesses in Buffalo. 

About Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund

The initial fund has been capitalized by NYS Empire State Development with $10M to deploy as part of the Innovation Hub Initiative.

We intend to invest these funds over five (5) years in pre-seed and seed investments, reserving some capital to make follow-on investments in portfolio companies who show the best progress.

We will partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and help them build valuable companies that grow in Buffalo. The fund is administered by State University of New York Research Foundation at University at Buffalo.

Participation and Eligibility

Calling all technology based startups created by an Innovation Hub Partner's faculty, researchers, students or staff.

  • University at Buffalo
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Center
  • Kaleida Health
  • Jacobs Institute

Additional criteria:

  • In the process of developing scalable, technology-based businesses
  • Projected to have $25 million in revenue within 10 years – life sciences
  • Projected to have $10 million in revenue within 5 years – other
  • Have less than $1 million in annual revenue
  • Have raised less than $250,000 in prior equity

Learn more and apply for the Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund