Starting a business is never easy.

It takes skill, money, timing, expertise, some luck… and a lot of help. Innovate 518 Support Services are offered by partner incubators and can provide a variety of tools to growing ventures to help work towards specific, impactful milestones. Through relationships with mentors and organizations, partner organizations can provide services in the following industry specific areas:


Company formation, bylaws, FEIN application, stockholder agreements, employment agreements, NDAs

Business Planning:

Business plan development, market research, financial projections, assistance with hiring and incorporation decisions

SBIR Assistance:

Finding solicitation and agency fit, SBIR process guidance, draft budget, writing assistance, project management, registrations and submissions

Financial and Administration:

Payroll administration and tax withholding, quarterly and annual financial statements, Quickbooks deployment


Pricing research and model development, sales plans, marketing research, pitch coaching, marketing plans

*Please inquire with the Innovate 518 affiliated partner on the specific services and mentors they have available.

UNY50 Leadership Network 

UNY50 leaders are building a more connected startup ecosystem. Membership is by invitation only, with selective criteria that facilitates trust and collaboration. UNY50 members are:

  • Proven entrepreneurs building high growth businesses with sales, equity investment or exits of over $10 million
  • Corporate “intrapreneurs” with success conceiving, developing and launching high impact products within organizations
  • Ecosystem influencers with a record of mentoring, investing in, and supporting entrepreneurs