On March 21, 2015, Ignite (an incubator at the Medical Campus) will be hosting an event dedicated to start-ups in Buffalo. Altogether there will be 20 organizations at the event, which will be investing their resources into helping young entrepreneurs in “developing business ideas, creating business plans and models, securing funding and tax incentives, building networks and providing additional services relevant to new businesses.”
This is the first time that an event of this magnitude is being held by Ignite at D!G. The incubator and shared flex office space is becoming more and more relevant by the day. According to Vic Nole, director of Business Development at BNMC, Inc., “There has never been a better time to start a business in this community given the creation and emergence of so many organizations dedicated to helping start ups. It is important to show those with an idea or a start-up business how to access the resources that they need most effectively. This event will bring together the leaders of Western New York’s emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide an opportunity for the public to get to know what they have to offer.”
D!G | BNMC | 640 Ellicott Street | Noon until 5 pm | Opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn more about organizations that can assist in workspace, business services, mentoring, access to capital, programming, networking opportunities and collaboration to help entrepreneurs and innovators move ideas into businesses that can create jobs.
Participating organizations include Algonquin Studios- VCamp, Buffalo Angels, Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center, Buffalo Urban League, dig, FIKA, 43North, Innovation Hotspot, Jacobs Institute, Launch NY, StartUp Grind Buffalo, StartUp NY, The Foundry, UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, UB Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, UB Center for Excellence in Materials Informatics, Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Western New York Venture Association and Z80 Labs.
The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. To reserve a spot, click here.