Get connected and learn from your business neighbors in the Innovation Center. In order to promote constant innovation, we invite the companies within the Innovation Center to share their knowledge in internal events and learning seminars.
In our education series, Build a Better Business, we teach the fundamentals of business model design, the process for starting a new company, and strategies for successfully growing your new business. We do this by securing a wide variety of subject matter experts who provide classroom instruction and hands-on problem solving workshops to members of our incubator community...
We manage a broad network of mentors that is comprised of experienced business leaders who volunteer their time to provide coaching and guidance to our member companies.
Our idea lab, i4 Studio, provides idea generation, problem solving, and strategic visioning services to the business community.
We maintain collaborative relationships with local colleges, universities, and business development centers to extend our educational offerings beyond our own incubator.
Networking – Building a Community
The Innovation Center facilitates introductions and collaboration among diverse groups of scientific, business, technology, and medical professionals in order to generate and nurture new ideas that can grow into great companies...
We can help point you in the right direction for your business needs. We’ll ask you a series of questions about yourself and your company - so get started now!
Do you own a business?
Do you have a business plan?
Have you completed all of your tax and legal forms?
Do you have a DBA?
Are you hiring?
Is you business incorporated?
How big is the company?
What type of company do you have?
Do you have a product or service?
What are you looking for?
We’re ready for liftoff!
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Access - Connecting You to Business Resources
The Innovation Center manages a broad portfolio of service providers including attorneys, accountants, marketers, technologists, and financial professionals who provide guidance and direct assistance to our young companies. Many of these service providers are co-located on site at the Innovation Center...
Access - Connecting You to Business Resources
For those seeking scientific advisors, we provide access to research and clinical thought leaders on the medical campus and beyond.
Our partnerships with state and local governments, economic development agencies, and extended incubator networks allow us to offer access to tax incentive programs, funding opportunities, and projects that help young companies to accelerate their growth.
Our industry partnerships allow incubating companies to develop their products, access technical resources, and find new customers.
In our Creativity Series, we teach the process of creative thinking, problem solving and strategic planning through a partnership with Dr. Roger Firestien, international creativity expert and the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College.
In our Creativity Series, we teach the process of creative thinking, problem solving and strategic planning through a partnership with Dr. Roger Firestien, international creativity expert and the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College. Learn the tools to becoming deliberately creative by attending one of the upcoming sessions at BNMC.org/events.
Certifications & Awards
NYS Certified Incubator & StartUp New York Facility
NYS Certified Incubator
Through a competitive process, NYSTAR has designated ten Innovation Hot Spots-one for each of New York's economic development regions-and nineteen Certified Business Incubators, which receive funding to expand services and reach a greater number of early stage companies.
2012 Space Innovator Award 2012 AURP Outstanding Research Park
Outstanding Research Park
The Outstanding Research Park Achievement Award recognizes a park that excels in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue.
Starting a business is never easy, but access to the right tools can make a world of difference. The Western New York Incubator Network is a collaborative effort of incubators and entrepreneurial service providers from Western New York working together to turn our region into a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.