‘great oaks from little acorns grow’ …14th century proverb

Fifteen HP printers donated by Univera Healthcare will provide needed, and otherwise costly, office equipment to start-up businesses participating in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) IC Success Business Accelerator program. IC Success provides comprehensive assistance to early-stage entrepreneurs through all phases of starting a business, including concept validation, launch, and then growth. Participating entrepreneurs represent historically underserved parts of the community, including minority, women, and Veteran-owned businesses.

Juweria Dahir, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at BNMC

“IC Success provides tailored resources, mentorship, and marketplaces to meet the unique needs of these new business owners,” says Juweria Dahir, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at BNMC. “This support from Univera enhances our one-on-one mentoring and is an example for other local businesses to follow and become involved.”

The IC Success Business Accelerator was recently launched by BNMC to create pathways to and building blocks for success in the small business community. For more than twenty years, BNMC has been a driving force in Buffalo’s economic renaissance. Throughout its management of the growth of Buffalo’s premier innovation district, BNMC has been at the forefront of smart economic, social, and environmental development, while prioritizing health & well-being, and sustainability.

“Univera Healthcare is excited to support IC Success and its group of forward-thinking entrepreneurs,” says Univera Healthcare President Art Wingerter. “By helping these start-ups, we’re helping spark the next wave of economic development and growth in our region.”

Univera Healthcare is a nonprofit health plan that serves members across the eight counties of Western New York. With more than 500 Buffalo-based employees and a local leadership team, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members.

Business owners looking to support the IC Success Business Accelerator can contact Juweria Dahir, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at BNMC by emailing her at  JDahir@bnmc.org.