Bright Buffalo Niagara to feature local venture-backed CEOs
Today Colligan Law LLP announced that it will sponsor the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo 2017 on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center. Special guest Frans Johansson, renowned innovator and diversity expert, will keynote the event.
25 companies will pitch to a live audience, with the top five pitching for the chance to win a $20,000 grand prize, an automatic pass into the 43North Year 4 Semifinals Round, acceptance into the Critical Path Lie Sciences Program and Companies, or the opportunity to pitch at an upcoming UVANY event. 20 companies will pitch for the chance to win a $5,000 People’s Choice Award.
In its ninth year, the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo is the region’s longest standing forum that creates vital connections and opportunities to nurture economic growth for entrepreneurs. Since 2009, Bright Buffalo Niagara has paired the best possible startups and business ideas with the funding sources that will allow them to prosper – creating long-term economic impact for Buffalo and beyond.
Successful companies that have presented at Bright Buffalo Niagara include: Empire Genomics, Kinex Pharmaceuticals (now Athenex) and Graphene Devices.