43North Finals Prove Startup Contests are Not Just for Hackathons

Making dreams a reality

Hackathons, competitions, and contests are all great ways to find the next start up company. With the help of 43North, 11 teams are getting the opportunity to make their startup a reality. But unlike the short time period of a hackathon, 43North has given each team a year to build on their plans. In October of 2014, 43North chose the finalists after pitching their ideas. Now after a year of work, they have the opportunity to win $1 million.

43North Finals Prove Startup Contests are Not Just for Hackathons

One final judging round

On October 29th, the 11 finalists will come back to Shea’s Performing Arts Center and present their ideas in front of prestigious judges. The only difference is – this time they will be walking away with more money than before. The event will be a quick paced competition full of innovative ideas shared with like-minded teams. The judges will determine who receives $250,000, $500,000, and the winning prize of $1 million.

Jordan Levy, 43North Board Chair explained that 43North, “The world’s largest business idea competition deserves a team of world-class Finals Judges. That is precisely what the public will see on the Shea’s Performing Arts Center stage on Oct. 29, as 43North’s finalists pitch their business ideas live in front of some of the brightest minds in entrepreneurship and venture capital”

The 43North finalist winners are:

  • ASi
  • Asana Medical
  • DaStrong Corp.
  • Efferent Labs, Inc.
  • Energy Intelligence
  • Genetesis
  • HemoGenyx
  • KeepUp
  • Medical Conservation Devices
  • Programmable Equipment Company
  • triMirror

KeepUp and triMirror are two that have been very fortunate in their endeavors. They both caught the attention of investors with their intriguing ideas and have been given the opportunity to move forward with them.

Come watch it yourself!

The event will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00PM and 1:00 PM to 4 PM on October 29th. This way the judges have the opportunity to watch 6 of the finalists first and then 5, allowing a break in the middle. That same evening, the 43North Awards Ceremony will start at 6:00 PM and will be the awarding ceremony that the 11 contestants have been working so hard all year long for. If you happen to be in Buffalo, NY or want to travel to check out this exciting event – register here.

(Source: http://www.43north.org/week)


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