First Niagara Bank, N.A. and University at Buffalo Business Catalyst Program: Request for Proposal

Monday, August 11, 2014

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL IS NOW OPEN

 

DUE DATE: AUGUST 15, 2014

ARE YOU SETTING UP A BUSINESS ON OR NEAR THE BUFFALO NIAGARA MEDICAL CAMPUS? 

First Niagara has provided funding of up to $100,000 in support for grants to eligible businesses under the Business Catalyst Program. The Program will be directed to companies in and around the BNMC.  

Funding criteria to include:

  • Pre-revenue (maximum grant of $25,000) or Revenue-generating company (maximum grant of $50,000)
  • Located within the BNMC Community (on the campus or within 1-2 miles)
  • Wealth creation, growth or community-building ('Main Street') company
  • Company sponsor matching funds (see application for details)
  • Total project size not to exceed 5 times grant request
  • Demonstrated need
  • Appropriateness of budget items
  • Ability of Company sponsor to successfully complete the project (invoice submitted by 12/31/14)

Please reference the RFP Project Requirements for detailed program information. 

Guidelines and application material can be found at research.buffalo.edu/businessengagement/News/Events.cfm

For any questions, please contact

Diane McMahon, Entrepreneurial Services Lead,

UB Office of Economic Development at

mcmahond@buffalo.edu or (716)881-8909. 

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