Buffalo VC to Invite Toronto Startups to “World’s Largest Business Plan Competition”

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A Buffalo, New York-based venture capital firm will be coming to Toronto today to talk about 43North, being labelled “the world’s largest ($5 million) business plan competition”.

Andrew J. Pulkrabek, Executive Director for 43North, will head to Hodgson Russ LLP at 150 King Street West in two hours to join a roundtable discussion and to “share his expertise on early-stage investing and how Canadian entrepreneurs can participate in the competition.”

43North said the competition is the largest business plan competition of its kind due to the prizes: a top cash prize of $1 million, along with six $500,000 prizes and four $250,000 prizes. Winners will also receive free incubator space for a year in Buffalo, and guidance from mentors related to their field.

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The Toronto stop is all part of Pulkrabek’s “roadshow tour.” Throughout the roadshow he’ll present at Communitech and the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship, sponsor a Startup Grind Toronto “fireside chat” with Robert Scoble, and host a series of 43North “info sessions” for interested students, startups, and venture capitalists, amongst other activities.