Programs and services to grow or start your business

Growing a business can be an arduous task, whether you're a startup or an established business. Our programs and services offer ways to engage with the research community or business coaches who are experts at spurring innovation and R&D. Besides know-how, tap into funds to work on projects, hire an intern, license a technology or cultivate an idea. Explore all the ways we can help you be more successful.

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Cultivator.

Get up to $100,000 in pre-seed startup capital and help from experienced entrepreneurs through the UB Cultivator.

Build your business and connect with a diverse network of entrepreneurs in our two business incubators—the Incubator @ CBLS downtown and the Incubator @ Baird near North Campus.

E-Law Center.

Tap into legal services at our Entrepreneurship Law Center if you're not ready to engage outside counsel, but still need quality legal guidance.

STARTUP-NY.

Start, expand, or relocate your business in New York State and you, your employees and company could pay no state taxes for 10 years through START-UP NY.

Seed Fund.

Take your business to the next level with up to $250,000 from our venture capital fund, the Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund.

Accelerator Fund.

Move technology innovations with commercial potential closer to market with support from the Buffalo Innovation Accelerator Fund.

I-Corps.

Find product-market fit and gain insights into your idea's ability to expand into a business or licensing opportunity through our I-Corps Program.

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Join a collaborative of new business in the Western New York Incubator Network, which expands entrepreneurial services and helps startups grow.

Blackstone.

Start your own business or explore entrepreneurship as a career path with expertise and resources from Blackstone LaunchPad, our student entrepreneurship program.

Convert scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization through Empire Discovery Institute—a powerful partnership to help overcome key challenges faced in drug discovery.

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Advance your discoveries and give them room to grow with fully equipped laboratories and specialized amenities in our life sciences incubator spaces.