Buffalo is among first U.S. cities to offer the unique entrepreneurship program, spawned by Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Tour
January 6, 2017
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Eight startups will compete for two $50,000 grand prizes on Jan. 12 at the conclusion of the Critical Path life sciences accelerator program.
The program, which is part of the VilCap Communities Accelerator Program, is presented by the University at Buffalo in collaboration with Launch NY, Invest Buffalo Niagara and the Western New York Incubator Network.
The companies will peer select the winners through a process developed by Village Capital, an organization that finds, trains and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. The $50,000 investments come from the Launch NY Seed Fund.