43North Hosting Think Big on June 7

Event focused on supporting female and minority entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs will receive advice from successful founders and investors and have the opportunity to present their own pitch

Buffalo, NY – 43North will host Think Big, an event focused on supporting female and minority entrepreneurs in Western New York, on June 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 9 pm at dig at The Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St. in Buffalo. The event is presented by 43North with sponsorship support from KeyBank, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA), Kaleida Health, Foit-Albert & Associates and Iroquois Construction Services.

The event will include a panel discussion with startup founders and investors from 43North, ONETEN Capital, Milestone Consulting and dig. The panelists will showcase their own pitch or highlight best practices identified through extensive experience in the startup world, followed by a Q&A session. Then several attendees will have the opportunity to present their own pitches live to the panel and audience. The evening will conclude with time for networking with the panelists, other business owners and investors.

Attendees can also sign up for special pre-session one-on-one conversations with successful entrepreneurs for feedback on their businesses and pitches. These sessions will be held from

4 pm – 5:30 pm, and those interested in participating must pre-register at this link to be assigned a meeting time.

Admission to Think Big is free, but attendees are asked to register at www.43north.org. For additional questions about the event, the public can contact 43North Director of Events and Programming Colleen Heidinger at [email protected]


43North is the $5 million startup competition, awarding cash prizes to some of the best entrepreneurs and startups from around the world. 43North winners also receive free incubator space in Buffalo for one year, guidance from mentors in related fields, and access to other business incentive programs such as START-UP NY. 43North operates through the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative and grants from Empire State Development and the New York Power Authority. Additional support comes from National Grid and several other sponsors. For more information about 43North, visit www.43north.org.