The Foundry

Community makerspace and business incubator in the east side of Buffalo, NY.


The Foundry is an active, community-based makerspace committed to regularly programming afterschool arts, STEAM and entrepreneurship sessions for youth; workforce development opportunities for young adults; hands-on classes for adults; and providing local entrepreneurs space and support for developing maker-based businesses. Our incubator allows for business owners to move in and be supported through one-on-one mentorship, access resources and receive opportunities to expand their network and earn income.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Policies and Templates
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training (Specialty)
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development

Marketing and Sales

  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Design Services


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Tamara Lewis
298 Northampton St
Buffalo, NY 14208