Events | WEDI 2018

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    The Foundry Suites

    Buffalo Pitch Competition


    November 28th
    5:30-8:30 PM
    The Foundry Suites
    1738 Elmwood Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14207

    Join us to support 10 diverse entrepreneurs from the city of Buffalo as they pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $5,000.

    * Registering means you will be a spectator only.*

    To apply for the competition, visit

    This event is presented by the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program in New York. This program is designed to stimulate economic growth in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany.


    Learn more and Register


    Organizer of Watch Our KeyBank Business Boost & Build Buffalo Pitch Competition

    Funded by a grant from the KeyBank Foundation in 2017, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program is designed to stimulate economic growth in Ohio and Upstate New York by helping startups and small businesses grow and prepare the workforce for the needs of those companies. 

    The program will help build the capacity of local organizations to reach  individuals in city neighborhoods who have an entrepreneurial idea but don’t know how to grow it, or who are leading existing startups and small businesses located in those neighborhoods and are eager to accelerate their growth.

  • Friday, February 08, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Rich's Atrium in Buffalo, NY

    Winterfest 2019

    Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) invites you to its annual Winterfest event on February 8th, 2019.
    There will be authentic ethnic cuisine directly from the West Side Bazaar, live auctions, silent auctions, and live music. 
    Come celebrate the accomplishments of WEDI and learn about the impact of community projects like the West Side Bazaar, a small business incubator, and its Economic Development and Microloan programs. Come hear WEDI's plans for the future, including our Bazaar expansion plans, and meet like-minded community improvement supporters who are willing to dedicate time, energy, and funding to see our community truly become a better place. 
    We hope to see you there!