MBBP client SparkCharge won a $1 million grand prize at this year’s 43North startup competition in Buffalo, NY. SparkCharge developed portable charging solutions for electric vehicles, ending range anxiety for electric car owners. This year’s 43North competition had 485 applicants, with 10 startups ultimately pitching at the finals. With the earnings, it plans to hire more staff for its growing operations. Notably, SparkCharge has partnered with AAA, which will deploy its portable charging devices to stranded electric vehicles by early 2019.