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The City of Light With Bright Ideas

Buffalo Niagara is home to a booming entrepreneurial ecosystem, with industry-disrupting companies, top tech talent, available capital, and an entire community of startup resources. From the air conditioner to instant coffee to the pacemaker, Buffalo has always been innovating and changing the world as we know it. That story remains true today.
$201M venture capital raised for Buffalo Niagara based companies in 2022
Startup Icon 2nd most booming startup ecosystem -, 2019
millennial workforce 20+ entrepreneurial support organizations

One Collaborative Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Countless Startup Resources.  

Live your best startup life in Buffalo Niagara, a region that is building successful environments, providing human, financial & professional opportunities, and creating an entrepreneurs dream culture of collaboration. Talented companies like ACV Auctions, PostProcess Technologies, Circuit Clinical, HELIXintel,, and Verivend have taken advantage of what Buffalo Niagara has to offer and you can too.


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Find the startup resources that work for you on our incubator & accelerator, coworking spaces, and funding access pages to share in the experience of success.

Sources: Lightcast (establishments and employment), Buffalo Business First (angel and venture capital funding)



Success Breeds SuccessACV NASDAQ

ACV Auctions became Buffalos first software unicorn, with a valuation over $1 billion, more than 1,000 employees, and a successful IPO on the NASDAQ in 2021. Another local tech company –, recently closed a $100 million Series C round of venture capital funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.25 billion as Buffalo’s second unicorn. 32 local startups raised private, growth-oriented capital in 2021.

Hear from Dan Magnuszewski, the cofounder & CTO of ACV Auctions on our podcast. We discuss their growth and success, what advantages Buffalo offers them, available startup resources, and why others should follow.

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“Buffalo's entrepreneurial ecosystem offered the perfect balance of founder affordability, talent and support; Buffalo provided us an ideal environment to go from start-up to scale-up.” – Liz Tsai, CEO, HiOperator