The Innovation Center in Buffalo

Design. Launch. Grow.

Building Great Companies in Buffalo

Life is short, work somewhere awesome!

The Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center is home to some of the fastest growing, most successful companies and start-ups in the region.

We actively identify and evaluate new business opportunities, educate and provide mentorship to entrepreneurs, facilitate collaboration and create new companies and jobs for Buffalo.

Did you know?
The Innovation Center is…

  • The largest business incubator in Buffalo, serving over 100 companies
  • A self-contained ecosystem that includes pre-incubation projects, start-ups, and rapidly growing companies
  • Contains legal, accounting, insurance, marketing, IT, and venture capital groups to support it’s incubating companies
  • Houses dig, Buffalo’s premier co-working and event space for entrepreneurs
  • Home to the 43North and Z80 Labs
  • Hosts Start-Up Grind Buffalo, Start-Up Weekend, Student Sandbox, and the ATT App Challenge
  • Houses LEARN at the Innovation Center, a dedicated classroom for seminars and workshops
  • Provides business model design services to assist those wishing to start their own business
  • Taps into a vast network of mentors and coaches to guide new business owners
  • Hosts over 25 events and over 2,000 visitors each month
  • A qualified Start-Up New York program facility
  • Rents private offices, work stations, conference rooms, and event space
  • A “cross-sector” incubator? We are home to life science, technology, manufacturing, arts, and social benefit companies
  • Hosts fun social networking events like Beakers & Beer, Wine Down Wednesday, Impromptu Mixers and Ping Pong Diplomacy
  • Has a fitness center, a pharmacy, a catering company, and a sleep center on site
  • A member of the international Business Incubation Association

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The Innovation Center is Downtown Buffalo’s largest venue for co-working, private office, and conference space.

We don’t just help start-ups, we continue to educate. Supporters can underwrite training cost, or provide and even deliver content that is well suited to our audience.

Creating opportunities for collision and collaboration typically leads to new business opportunities. We host an array of social mixers that promote idea sharing and networking to actively bring people together.

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640 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203