UB Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

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.


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

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

Office & Co-Working Space: 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.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General


  • Coworking (Specialty)
  • Office Space (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
Jeffrey Dunbar
701 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203