Watch Live as 10 Startups Pitch On Stage for a Share of $5 Million at 43North Finals Competition

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Which of the 10 finalist companies competing in 43North would you award a share of $5 million to? That’s a question the judges of 43North have to answer. Every year, 43North invests $5 million in promising startups with a desire to relocate to Buffalo. And you can watch it all unfold.

Over the years, this Buffalo-based startup competition and accelerator program has invested in 44 startups from around the world. This year’s competition started with more than 500 applicants and the judges have since narrowed it down to 16 finalists. They will determine the Top 10, who will pitch live on stage for one of eight investments, including one $1 million investment and seven investments of $500,000.

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How does it work for the winners of 43North?

The winners will move to Buffalo and participate in a 12-month accelerator program. Perks include expert mentorship from industry leaders, free incubator space in Buffalo for a year, and marketing and media exposure. Plus, freedom from New York State taxes for 10 years, both for their company and the personal income of their employees. In other words, the stakes are high. Really really high. 

 

Why should you care?

Since you personally are not participating in pitching at the finals competition, you might be thinking why should you care? Here’s why: This is happening here… in Buffalo, right in our backyard. Specifically, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. And the Finals event happening on Wednesday, October 30 at 6 PM is open to the public and entertaining as hell. Plus, Buffalo & WNY have a lot to gain from the winning companies who will move their operations to the area and hopefully thrive in this city.

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Why Buffalo? Because Buffalo is an amazing place to live and work, but it’s more than that. Buffalo is an ideal location for startups to make an impact. And we’re not just saying that. Buffalo’s startup scene is being recognized nationally. Think entrepreneurial hub. That’s us!

 

Save the Date

Save the date for October 30 to join in on the excitement! Attending is a fun way to show support for the startup community. Plus, it’s free and open to the public – just make sure to register ahead of time.

 

43North Finals 

Wednesday, October 30 at 6 PM

Shea’s Performing Arts Center (650 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202)

REGISTER: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/00005737D31F4963

https://www.43north.org/events/finals/  

 

This article is a paid promotion by one of our advertisers. With these paid articles our goal is to share valuable information with our readers that we think you’ll find useful and interesting.

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