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Strengthening the entrepreneurial landscape

Springboard is an innovative rapid prize competition designed to incentivize a new wave of participants, energy, and entrepreneurial activity and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Buffalo, Rochester and Southern Tier regions. Springboard supports events, initiatives, and programs that connect entrepreneurs with resources, information, and other organizations. Springboard supports diverse populations, addresses unmet needs of existing entrepreneurs, creates storytelling opportunities, and generates positive momentum and goodwill across the broader ecosystem.

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