Entrepreneurs can compete for $1M top prize

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy

Part of New York State’s “Buffalo Billion” will fund a new business competition in the Queen City.

Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy announced “43 North” on Wednesday, which will have entrepreneurs offer plans for new enterprises in Buffalo. Those selected will share a pool of $5 million in cash prizes, with $1 million for the top entry.

“It is a tremendous opportunity for the brightest and best minds across the globe to come and market and push their ideas for a business here in Buffalo,” Lt. Gov. Duffy said.

Applications can be submitted now through the end of May at the competition website, 43North.org. Businesses who win the competition will have to operate in the city for at least a ye

Prizes will be awarded this coming October.

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