Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Buffalo Niagara aspires to be one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the United States, serving as a place where innovation and startup companies flourish. The Buffalo Billion strategy for entrepreneurship will generate more start-up enterprises by facilitating more applied R&D and enhancing mentoring and other supports for aspiring entrepreneurs; support early-stage firm growth; facilitate increased venture funding; and provide opportunities through MWBE entrepreneurship training and support.

With $5 million in cash prizes, it's the world’s largest business idea competition.