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Increase in Startup Funding Accessibility

Streamlined funding processes and expert guidance have led to a significant 75% increase in startup funding accessibility in Buffalo Niagara, empowering entrepreneurs to secure the capital they need to fuel growth and innovation.

Expanded Coworking Spaces

With a 50% rise in amenity-rich coworking spaces, startups in Buffalo Niagara now have access to tailored workspace solutions that cater to their evolving needs, fostering creativity, collaboration, and productivity.

Enhanced Collaboration

Thanks to the collaborative ecosystem in Buffalo Niagara, startup success rates have seen a remarkable 60% boost. By fostering a culture of collaboration and providing tailored support services, the region has become a hotspot for entrepreneurial growth and innovation.


Live your Best Startup Life in Buffalo Niagara, an Entrepreneur’s Dream Culture

Disruptive companies are raising significant capital and finding the resources they need to best leverage it within Buffalo Niagara’s booming entrepreneurial ecosystem. As investors have looked beyond Silicon Valley and New York City, Buffalo has proven that its intellectual might, work ethic, and innovative spirit can attract investment to grow. Here the story of a forward-looking city with a proud past and explore our tool kit below.
Empowering Success

Startup Dreams Take Flight

Buffalo Niagara boasts an entire community of startup resources. From the invention of the pacemaker to changing how online car auctions are hosted, Buffalo has always been innovating. And that story remains true today. At the forefront is 43North, an accelerator that hosts an annual Shark Tank-style pitch competition, awarding $5 million annually to its winners.

Our resources and services make it easier than ever to start a business here.

Invest Buffalo Niagara serves as a single point of entry for economic development inquiries and offers a comprehensive suite of client-driven project management services to companies and consultants evaluating the market area.

Startup Podcasts

You’re in good company and surrounded by strong startup resources. Hear from leaders in the startup ecosystem. We can make introductions.

Demographic Analysis

Explore our Buffalo Niagara demographics dashboard plus our Manufacturing and Technology specific data. We can also provide custom data.

Well-education Workforce

Buffalo Niagara benefits from 21 colleges and universities graduating 90,000+ annually. Discover your sources of talent.

Site Selection

Generate property data reports, and search commercial real estate listings. Our team can run a custom search for you and schedule tours.


On top of the already low cost of doing business in Buffalo Niagara, the region offers qualifying businesses growing in WNY a number of incentive opportunities. We help companies through the application process.

Service Providers

Our region boasts a robust transportation infrastructure and benefits from strong utility partners who we are happy to introduce you to.

You have the next big idea, but do you have the financial resources to make it happen? Our region works hard to connect entrepreneurs with the startup funding needed to bring their concept to fruition. The Buffalo Niagara entrepreneurial ecosystem has found a perfect balance between local funding resources and attracting outside venture capital. Plus, the region’s affordability – both for businesses and employees  – helps to lengthen your runway. Here are some local startup funding resources:

In Buffalo Niagara, these organizations vary in size and specialties, catering to the needs of diverse startups. Many have affiliations with local colleges and universities, offering access to research partnerships, funding opportunities, and campus resources. Some are even designated as START-UP NY spaces, providing a 100% tax-free incentive for a decade.

Coworking spaces offer diverse amenities tailored to your needs including plug-and-play options for flexible office spaces, reliable WiFi, vibrant atmospheres, and ample coffee. Buffalo Niagara knows the importance of amenity-rich and community building spaces – and we have plenty of options.

Success Breeds Success

ACV Auctions became Buffalo’s 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 –, 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 Sallie Reid & Greg Borowski of ACV Auctions in a brief video. We discuss their growth and success, what advantages Buffalo offers them, and the WNY talent pool.

Resource Guide

Your success is our success, we don’t stop until you win!

From bustling retail hubs to cutting-edge tech centers, experience unprecedented growth unlike anything seen in over 50 years. Our comprehensive guide provides essential insights including transportation access, demographics, workforce trends, real estate comparisons, industry-specific data, and beyond. Dive into the excitement and uncover a world of opportunity in Buffalo Niagara.


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