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Bright Buffalo Niagara to showcase the hottest investment prospects from the 43North competition

On Wednesday, Oct. 29 Bright Buffalo Niagara (see here) is teaming up with the 43North competition to feature a number of the 113 semifinalists and their ideas/startups/business models. It’s a chance to hear about some of the best and the brightest business concepts, developed by investors, sponsors and entrepreneurs from Buffalo, California, Florida, New York City, Ottawa, Toronto, Switzerland, Australia and Israel (among others). 41 exhibitors will be present at the event, representing fields that include health care, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, printing, energy and technology.

We’ve all been anticipating the culmination of this fascinating competition, and now we can hear firsthand about a number of the ideas that made it to the top. The event is called The Bright Buffalo Niagara Semifinalist Meet-Up. “The 43North competition affords Western New York the opportunity to showcase the best and brightest new ideas from across our region and worldwide,” said Norma Nowak, director of science and technology for UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. “The semifinalists we have gathered rose to the top in a sea of almost 7,000 business plans and we are both proud and humbled to welcome them to this premier entrepreneurial event.”

While the finalists have been selected for the 43North Competition, and the winners are scheduled to be announced, it’s important to remember that the caliber of entries was first rate. These competitors are dynamic and determined, and are eager to participate in this platform that will put them in front of an investor community with many ties to Buffalo.

“I’m excited to welcome these innovative, ambitious and creative 43North semifinalist teams to Buffalo for the Bright Buffalo Niagara Semifinalists Meet-up,” Andrew Pulkrabek, 43North executive director. “This is an excellent opportunity for each company to introduce themselves to potential funders and I sincerely hope that each team will consider growing their company in Buffalo. The event is well named, as the future of Buffalo’s startup scene is bright, indeed, and 43North is proud to be part of it.”

The event will take place from 3-7 p.m. at the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo. A champagne toast will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will feature speeches by Pulkrabek and Nowak. To learn more about the event, click here.

Following is a list of companies that will be attending:

AccuTheranostics, Inc. – Buffalo, NY

Asarasi, Inc. – Woodland Hills, CA

Attend LLC – Cazenovia, NY

BioBots – Miami, FL

Boss Vaccination Medicine, Ltd. – Buffalo, NY

CHAR Technologies Inc. – Mississauga, ON

Clerisy Corp – Pittsford, NY

CoachMePlus – Buffalo, NY

COMAND Center, LLC – Buffalo, NY

Continuing Technology – Lexington, MA

Cytocybernetics – Buffalo, NY

Dimien LLC – Lancaster, NY

Docugen – Buffalo, NY

EZCoaching LLC

Graphmasters AG – Switzerland

Green Machine Inc. – Buffalo, NY

GoRightIn – Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

HarkerBIO – Buffalo, NY

Health Care Originals – Rochester, NY

iClinical – India

Illuminating Diagnostics – Youngstown, NY

iLUMINATi SSL LLC – Rochester, NY

LifeGlo – New York, NY

MagnePath – Perth, Australia

Miranor – Haifa, Israel

MySky Aircraft, Inc. – Port Orange, FL

NOTABINA – San Mateo, CA

Precision Scientific Instruments, Inc. (PSi™) – Buffalo, NY

Programmable Equipment Company LLC – Buffalo, NY

RMT-Epigenomex Inc. – Buffalo, NY

SavvyDox – Ottawa, ON

Sensorcon – Buffalo, NY

SmartDialysis – Rochester, NY

SoundBetter – New York, NY

Syrindicare – Clarence, NY

Talking Pictures – Stone Ridge, NY

The Worldwide App, Inc. – Buffalo, NY

theBIKEproject – Toronto, ON

TheraPeptides – Niagara Falls, NY

TimberFish LLC – Buffalo, NY

WhateverComesNext,Inc. – Lockport, NY

Z Lens LLC – Slingerlands, NY

Lead image: Crystal Callahan, CEO of The Worldwide App, Inc., presenting at Bright Buffalo Niagara 2013


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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