On August 28, TMG and Martin Davison PR attended the inaugural Ping Pong Diplomacy tournament at 43North, on Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo. Staffers Matt Davison, Oliver Hays, Blake Carbone and Kelsey Hanks vied for the championship title as observers networked with resident startup companies in the 43North incubator space. Check out 43North’s Ping Pong album and our own Facebook album, as well! Keep your eye on 43north.org for the latest news and upcoming tournaments.
43North is the world’s largest business idea competition. As part of Governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative, the competition awards $5 million in 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 grants of $6 million from the New York Power Authority and $1 million from Empire State Development. Additional support comes from National Grid, Orange Capital, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Buffalo Office Interiors and several other sponsors. For a full list of sponsors and more information about 43North, visit 43north.org.