Rent Space

Grow Your Business

The Foundry is a business incubator and education space. Our 25,000 sq ft warehouse is filled with over 30 business tenants and has 4 shared makerspaces that you can have access to: a woodshop, metalshop, tech and textile lab. 

Foundry Residency gives you space to run your business, provides business mentorship, and offers many other business-related programs and perks. Our businesses are the driving force in a lot of the programming and activity at The Foundry!

For access to shared spaces see our Makerspace memberships.

Joining Our Community

We give preference to low-income, women, minority run and neighborhood-based businesses, product-based/maker-related businesses, and folks who are passionate about education and mentorship. We do this because we believe in a future that builds a just and locally grown economy that gives equal opportunities to the historically disadvantaged.

If you don’t fall under any of these categories, don’t fret! It doesn’t exclude you from applying and being accepted as a resident of The Foundry. CLICK HERE FOR OUR RENTAL APPLICATION.

Incubation Benefits

Business incubators are spaces that offer small businesses resources to foster their development toward self-sufficiency. There are several benefits of being in an incubator:

  1. Shared operating costs​:​ Multiple tenants sharing the same space reduces utility, internet, and insurance costs. Average cost savings: $55/mo for internet, $100+/mo for building liability insurance.
  2. Administrative assistance:​ ​The Foundry offers its residence free, confidential business mentoring regardless of the business’ development stage as well as part-time receptionist and mail service. Average cost savings: $800/mo for part-time receptionist.
  3. Legitimacy in the community:​ ​Operating from The Foundry provides businesses with a professional platform from which to operate.
  4. Camaraderie of fellow entrepreneurs:​ ​At The Foundry, you will join a community of doers helping each other’s success.

Cost Benefits

By operating out of The Foundry, not only will you join​ ​an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, but you will save money. Instead of purchasing space and services individually, multiple businesses share the costs.

Costs per month for 200 square foot office space package: $200​ at The Foundry vs. $550​ a la carte in Buffalo (itemized utilities above). In one year, you save ​$4200​ by operating in The Foundry!

"The minute I walked into The Foundry, there were people to help me and amazing access to tools. There were always people working when I came in, and we shared experiences that helped our businesses grow." -- Viktoria Ciostek, Knotty Moose (custom frames, past tenant)

Residency Benefits

  • 24/7 key access to the building
  • High speed internet and security system
  • Conference rooms and business center access
  • Receiving and Mail Service
  • Business and professional development classes
  • Membership on Resident Committee
  • Connections to The Foundry's established network of professionals
  • Continuous exposure to future customers
  • Mentorship from business professionals
  • Discounted membership fees for Makerspace

Become a Resident

  1. Visit The Foundry and explore our website. There are tours every Wednesday at 6pm. There are also events that showcase many of the Foundry's spaces and activities.
  2. Email us to schedule a tour and discuss your small business renting space at the Foundry.
  3. Once you have been on a tour, please submit an application. Applications are reviewed at our monthly resident commitee meetings.
  4. If approved, we’ll schedule a time to show you your new space, sign a lease, and review the resident agreement which covers general policies of The Foundry.

Residency Options

Incubator Resident - starting @ $75/month

  • One Year Lease with option to renew up to 5 years
  • All resident benefits
  • Lockable Office Space (75-500 sq. feet)
  • Subject to board/committee approval.

Add Makerspace Membership - 30% discount

For access to shared spaces see our Makerspace memberships.