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Supporting entrepreneurism on the BNMC and throughout the city is an important goal for BNMC, Inc. set by our Board of Directors. Whether it is through mentorship, programming, commercialization assistance, networking events, or educational seminars, tomorrow’s leaders need the tools for a sound structural foundation to begin making a difference throughout the region and beyond.

Learn more about entrepreneurism on the BNMC through the following websites:


The BNMC Inc recently launched Ignite, a full complement of resources designed to identify, evaluate, and support new business opportunities for the purpose of creating and incubating all types of new companies and jobs in the Buffalo region.

Ignite is a program for new business development that actively facilitates collaboration among researchers, inventors, industry leaders, investors, students, and services providers. It includes 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. Learn more.


 diga 6,000 square foot coworking space located on the first floor of the Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center, is designed to help entrepreneurs of all types to form, refine, and launch their business ideas by providing them with education, mentoring, and access to broad business networks.. Learn more.

Series for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Sponsored by First Niagara

Are you an entrepreneur or small business looking to grow your company? The series, sponsored by First Niagara,  features presentations designed to increase your entrepreneurial and management acumen. Learn from industry experts about need-to-know information that could help take your business to the next level.

Local Resources for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Read the Buffalo News story “Free Help for Beginning Entrepreneurs,” written by news business reporter Emma Sapong, to learn about resources in the area assisting startups and business owners. Various local organizations are helping entrepreneurs become acclimated with the ins and outs of starting, maintaining, and growing a business, in addition to support and capital available to minority and women-owned business owners.