Collaborating to help start ups thrive in WNY

Starting a business is never easy, but access to the right tools can make a world of difference. The Western New York Incubator Network is a collaborative effort of incubators and entrepreneurial service providers from New York's Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties, working together to turn our region into a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.  We share best practices, networking, mentoring, educational, and financial resources to better assist incubator client companies.

We are designated as the WNY Innovation Hot Spot, a NYSTAR program enabling program funding and a unique set of tax incentives for companies in their earliest stages.  Our program is managed via the University at Buffalo.

Lead Entity

University at buffalo

Our Team

Thomas Murdock
General Manager


Kate Helfer
Finance & Operations Manager


Christina Orsi
Principal Investigator