What We Offer

UB Incubators create an environment that encourages technology-based start-ups to become independent, thriving companies.

Why join a UB Incubator?

Start-ups affiliated with incubators are four times more likely to succeed than the national average for startup business success. That’s because incubators provide more than space. They provide access to critical entrepreneur support services and access to capital and a network to help them grow. 

What do UB Incubators offer?

Connections to Expertise & Support

A unique and highly regarded component of the incubation program is our connections to the right support and expertise you need to advance your company. Each client has the opportunity to work with a team of experienced entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors. Our team members can provide one-on-one, in-depth guidance during much of the period the company is with the incubator.  We can also leverage our network to connect you to incredible talented UB Alumni, UB expertise and resources outside UB. The bottom line is, affiliation with one of the UB Incubators can greatly enhance a company’s connections.

Access to Talent

As the largest University in WNY, over 30,000 students across all disciplines, we have access to talent you need to grow.  We have many programs to support students engaging with your company. From internships, to hackathons, innovation sprints to job fairs, we can help connect you to UB’s talented students.

Networking and Educational Programs

Regular seminars, training sessions, Meet ups and round table discussions are an integral part of the program. Practical topics relating to sales and marketing, financial planning, capital acquisition, strategic business planning, and organizational development, to name a few, are presented by attorneys, bankers, consultants and other experts. 

Access to Funding

Incubator affiliation facilitates referrals to capital sources such as banks, venture capitalists, angel investors, and corporate strategic partners. Incubator professionals can help a client negotiate strategies, perform due diligence, and structure deals. It can also give you access to additional funding opportunities.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The incubators’ state-of-the-art, multi-tenant facilities are subdivided into individual suites ranging from 200-800 square feet. They are available as either wet-laboratory or office-space configurations, and are suitable for office activity, research and development, assembly or light manufacturing. 

Wet laboratory space includes fume hoods and lab benching with:

  • Deionized water
  • Natural gas
  • Compressed air
  • Vacuum capabilities

Each office or lab offers high-speed internet connectivity as well as access to: 

  • Conference rooms with digital technology
  • Copier/Fax/Postage Machines 

Included, at no additional expense to the client:

  • All utilities except telephone;
  • Videoconference capabilities (UB Incubator @ CBLS);
  • Loading Dock;
  • Free Off-Street Parking (UB Incubator @ Baird);
  • Wheelchair Access;
  • 24 hour access and security;
  • Common eating area with complimentary coffee and snacks;
  • Mail handling; and
  • Building maintenance and janitorial service.

The terms of occupancy are extremely flexible and do not involve a long-term lease commitment