43North Week starts with a "Startup Weekend" kickoff

Posted at 8:20 AM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 08:20:36-04

Get ready for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in Buffalo. 43North's "Startup Weekend" kicks off Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd. 

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement focused on creating a space for active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics when it comes to launching a successful startup company. The 3-day event is focused on replicating the competitive chaos that is the startup world in hopes of helping people achieve their dreams.

Competitors will be sharing, presenting and critiquing their unique business plans and ideas for $5,000 dollars worth of prizes, leading up to the big $1 million dollar prize.

43North is part of Governor Cuomo's "Buffalo Billions" initiative and something marketing manager Peter Burakowski says, "is critically important to every healthy community and we're really excited to see the way things are trending here in Buffalo."

This weekend is part of 43North Week, an 8-day long celebration of innovation in the Queen City.