BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will host a
Commercialization Lecture Series event on March 6 to introduce
startups and entrepreneurs to Buffalo’s $5 million business
plan competition, 43North.
Speaking at UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 43North Executive Director Andrew
Pulkrabek will discuss the $5 million in cash prizes –
including a top prize of $1 million – that will be awarded to
entrepreneurs, startups and teams from around the world.
43North is one of the world’s largest business idea
competitions. Open to applicants in any industry, with the
exception of retail and hospitality, the winners agree to operate
their business in Buffalo for a minimum of one year. This
initiative is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s historic pledge of
$1 billion in state funding to ignite economic growth in the
Buffalo Niagara region.
The lecture takes place from 4-5 p.m. on March 6 at UB’s
New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life
Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo. To register for this free
event, visit 43north.eventbrite.com.