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You can help make Buffalo a better place for startups today

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Posted at 6:38 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 06:43:59-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're looking to make Western New York a better place for startups to grow and succed, you have a chance to do so Thursday.

43North is teaming up with Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, to co-host a live "Ask Me Anything" session focused on "How to Build a Successful Startup Ecosystem in Your City."

Thursday's "Ask Me Anything" session promises to teach:
-What it takes to build a strong ecosystem
-How to conquer the major challenges
-How to engage successfully with startups and founders
-Strategies and key ingredients to make it all take off

It begins at 3 p.m. and you can register to be a part of the free, interactive online event here.

In addition, Techstars has announced the formal launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program. It arms economic and government leaders at the state and city level with research, program management staff, and services. The leaders then use those things to drive economic development and job growth.

Techstars began its work on this initiative in the fall by researching the current state of the Buffalo entrepreneurial ecosystem through a series of interviews and surveys. It then used that information alongside its own data on building ecosystems in other communities to create a roadmap for the future growth of Western New York’s startup community.