Startup Support, Rick Gardner.

Startup support to launch or grow your business

We don’t start companies; we help entrepreneurs start and scale companies. Whether you're a novice innovator just getting started or a seasoned founder positioned for growth, we'll pull up our sleeves to help transform your big idea into a profitable venture.

See startup support programs

From funding, investor connections and office space to coaching and mentoring, we guide startups to success through a full suite of entrepreneurial support. See how we can help.

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See our startup portfolio

Our startups pioneer revolutionary solutions in a wide range of industries—software, AI, new manufacturing processes and renewable energy, to name a few.  See what they're working on.

Get a good start on your startup

Tell us what you're working on. We’ll put you on the right path and connect you with resources for your company type and stage.

Cultivator.

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

Seed Fund.

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

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.

Can't find what you're looking for? Check out other regional resources for entrepreneurs & startups.

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STARTUPS SUPPORTED

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Blackstone.

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

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.