At the Cultivator, we surround early-stage startup founders in Western New York (WNY) with mentorship and support to help build our region’s next great companies.
We pair you with entrepreneurs-in-residence and subject matter experts who have walked in your shoes. Together, we roll up our sleeves to help you validate your market potential, establish marketing plans, gear up to fundraise, and connect with investors and customers.
The Cultivator has two phases. If your company advances to Phase 2, you’ll receive a $100k investment and free co-working space.
We help you build a customized path to success with:
We help medium- to high-growth, early-stage startups located in the following WNY counties:
Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany.
No previous affiliation with UB is required. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented founders to apply.
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.