Entrepreneurs. Investors. Growth. 

Since 2009, Bright Buffalo Niagara has paired the best possible startups and business ideas with the funding sources that will allow them to prosper - creating long-term economic impact for Buffalo and beyond. 

Company pitch sessions at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo 2016

Over 100 high-tech companies have pitched their ideas to potential investors at our annual events, and others have received free guidance from business mentors through our Mentor Match-Up Program.

We are proud to be a resource that promotes investment, business partnering, and other entrepreneurial services across the life sciences, energy, IT and advanced manufacturing sectors in Buffalo, NY. 

Through our programs, companies gained valuable exposure in Buffalo's entrepreneurial ecosystem and Bright Buffalo Niagara participants have gone on to raise more than $40M in funding.

Successful companies that presented at Bright Buffalo Niagara include: Empire Genomics, Kinex Pharmaceuticals, Graphene Devices and more