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Media Advisory: Bright Buffalo Niagara to showcase hottest investment prospects from international 43North competition

Release Date: October 29, 2014

The Bright Buffalo Niagara Semifinalist Meet-Up will give more than 50 investors the opportunity to engage with semifinalists in 43North.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bright Buffalo Niagara, the premier event for highlighting Western New York’s entrepreneurial investment opportunities, is partnering with business plan competition 43North today to showcase some of the hottest investment prospects from across the globe.

The event, the Bright Buffalo Niagara Semifinalist Meet-Up, will give more than 50 investors the opportunity to engage with 42 of the semifinalists in 43North, the world’s largest business plan competition.

Media are invited to attend the meet-up, as well as a workshop titled “The Wild West of Equity-Based Crowdfunding” that will kick off the day.

The Wild West of Equity-Based Crowdfunding

What: This workshop is part of a CBLS lecture series, and is presented in collaboration with the Western New York Venture Association.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Zebro Room of Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Center for Genetics and Pharmacology, adjacent to UB’s York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

Bright Buffalo Niagara Seminfinalist Meet-Up

What: Since 2009, Bright Buffalo Niagara has been recognized as the premier Western New York event highlighting the region’s entrepreneurial investment opportunities.

Past events have featured company pitches, but this year’s forum takes on a new twist as Bright Buffalo Niagara partners with 43North, the world’s largest business plan competition, to showcase 42 of the semifinalists that rose to the top from a pool of nearly 7,000 business plans.

The event format, featuring exhibition opportunities and networking, gives companies that were not selected as one of the finalists an invaluable platform to connect with the investor community. More than 50 investors have signed up to attend.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3-7 p.m.

  • Forty-two exhibitor booths will be open from 3-7 p.m.
  • Champagne toast and remarks from CBLS Director of Science and Technology Norma Nowak, PhD, and 43North Executive Director Andrew Pulkrabek will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Where: UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

Who: Representatives from the 11 43North finalists: ASi, LLC; Asana Medical; EcoBreeze; Energy Intelligence; Eulysis UK, Genetesis; HemoGenyx; KeepUP; Medical Conservation Devices; Raland Therapeutics and tiMirror.

Representatives and exhibitor booths featuring 42 semifinalists: AccuTheranostics Inc; Asarasi Inc; Attend LLC; BioBots; Boss Vaccination Medicine Ltd; CHAR Technologies, Inc; Clerisy Corp; CoachMePlus; COMAND Center LLC; Continuous Technology; Cytocybernetics; Dimien LLC; Docugen; EZCoaching; Graphmasters; Green Machin Inc; GoRightIn; HarkerBio; Heath Care Originals; iClinical; Illuminating Diagnostics; iLUMINATI SSL LLC; LifeGlo; MagnePath; Miranor; MySky Aircraft Inc; NOTABINA; Precision Scientific Instruments Inc; Programmable Equipment Company LLC; RMT-Epigenomex Inc; SavvyDox; Sensorcon; SmartDialysis; SoundBetter; syr.indi.car; Talking Pictures; The Worldwide App Inc; theBIKEproject; TheraPeptides; TimberFish LLC; WhateverComesNext Inc; and Z Lens LLC.

New York State Assembly Members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Robin Schimminger, and representatives from Empire State Development will also attend.

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