Bright Buffalo Niagara expo gives boost to entrepreneurs

By Stephen T. Watson via The Buffalo News

The founders of Angiograft have come up with a way to make artificial blood vessels for people with heart disease.

IfThen helps nonprofits set up automated donations during times of need, or when they have goals to meet.

And Thimble is a monthly service that ships do-it-yourself electronics kits to teach subscribers how to build toys they can control with a smartphone.

The founders of these and 29 other companies got the chance to tout their ideas to a panel of judges – and a roomful of fellow entrepreneurs, academics and potential investors – at Wednesday’s Bright Buffalo Niagara entrepreneur expo, held at the Hotel @ The Lafayette...