BUFFALO INNOVATION SEED FUND

Seed funding to take your business to the next level

Buffalo Innovation Seed Fund (BISF) is an early-stage, evergreen venture capital fund with $10M in assets under management dedicated to growing the next generation of outstanding, diverse businesses in Buffalo and Western New York.

Seed Fund.

Startup support beyond funding

Beyond money, startups and entrepreneurs benefit from a long-term relationship with our Startup Ventures team.

We bring a network of successful entrepreneurs to the table for coaching and draw our advisory board members from mid-and later-stage investors. We’ll help you navigate UB resources like our incubators, labs, researchers and hiring students and alumni. Our thorough vetting process can also benefit your business.

INVESTMENT

Who's a good fit for BISF? Ask by stage:

CULTIVATOR

Up to $100k

SEED

Up to $250k with 1:1 match to non-NYS funds

FAQs

FEATURED COMPANIES

MemoryFox

Immunaeon.

Immunaeon

Real Talk.

Real Talk

Additional resources for startup growth

Cultivator.

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

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.

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.