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43North Announces 110 Startup Semifinalists

43North has announced the 110 semifinalists in the 2015 World’s Largest Business Idea Competition. The semifinalists were whittled down from over 3000 submissions and 11,356 registrants, all who were vying for $5,000,000 in awards that are divied up the following way:

  • $1 million award
  • Six $500,000 awards
  • Four $250,000 awards

The winners will also have access to free incubator space, mentors, and other proven incentive programs. The financial awards are derived mainly from the Buffalo Billion.

Following is the list of semifinalists:

3D Bits LLC – Lansing, MI
Abcombi Biosciences Inc – Buffalo, NY
AccuTheranostics LLC – Buffalo, NY
ACV Auctions – Buffalo, NY
Ad-Pure – Boston, MA
Agenda Pet – Sao Paula, Brazil
Albutran USA LLC – Katy, TX
Archimej Technology – Evry, France
BabyFlix – San Francisco, CA
Barbotics Robotic Bartender – Sun City, AZ
BioNet Sonar – Boston, MA
Brain Backups – New York, NY
Cannybots – Fontainebleau, France
CoachMePlus – Buffalo, NY
CryoCaddy Inc. – London, Ontario, Canada
Cytocybernetics – North Tonawanda, NY
Dimien – Amherst, NY
Disease Diagnostic Group – Boston, MA
District 2.Co – Los Angeles, CA
Driven Labs – New York, NY
Ecotram LLC – Branchport, NY
Energy Harvesters LLC – Rochester, NY
Eternime Inc. – Iasi, Romania
Farm to People – Brooklyn, NY
FBB Combustion LLC – New York, NY
FLAG Therapeutics Inc. – Raleigh, NC
FlixAcademy Inc. – Rochester, NY
Florcan – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full Circle Feed – Syracuse, NY
FutureGift – San Francisco, CA
Geneopedia Corp – Rochester, NY
Gnorp – Buffalo, NY
Green Machine LLC. – Buffalo, NY
Guesswork – San Carlos, CA
Haydale Technologies Inc – East Amherst, NY
Heads Up Display Inc – Buffalo, NY
HZ Innovations Inc. – Rochester, NY
Illuminating Diagnostics LLC – Buffalo, NY
iLUMENATi – Rochester, NY
IncubateLabs Inc. – Dublin, CA
Indybo – London, United Kingdom
Infonaut – Buffalo, NY
InteractiveX – Buffalo, NY
Kangarootime – Long Beach, CA
LabSuit LLC – Haifa, Israel
Limestone Labs Ltd. – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lir Scientific – San Francisco, CA
Loptr LLC – East Aurora, NY
MagnePath – Perth, Australia
Mindful Scientific – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mobapper – Bangalore, India
MobioSense Medical – Boston, MA
Nano Developments LLC – Lafayette, LA
Nonnatech – White Plains, NY
OraVanc – Buffalo, NY
OrthoGraft – Albany, NY
Painless1099 – Richmond, VA
PathoVax – Baltimore, MD
Peterson Industries, Buffalo, NY
Photozyne Biotechnologies – Buffalo, NY – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
PneumaGlide – Grand Island, NY
Practical 3D Metal Printing – Amherst, NY
Precision Scientific Instrumen – Buffalo, NY
Project-RAY – Yokneam, Israel
Qbix – New York, NY
Q-Cigarettes Inc – Los Angeles, CA
Qidni Labs Inc. – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Qoints – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rachel’s Remedies LLC – Buffalo, NY
Regeneration Dynamics – Cleveland, OH
Responcycle – Brooklyn, NY
Sedara – Eden, NY
Shopography – New York, NY
SimplifySolar – Houston, TX
Sitata – Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Skycision – Pittsburgh, PA
Slap – Windham, NY
Solstice Power – Manilus, NY
Sophie’s Kitchen – Sebastopol, CA
Speratum CR – San Jose, Costa Rica
SpherePlay – Los Angeles, CA
SteadfastBeta – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Structur3D Printing – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
SynchroPET – Stony Brook, NY
SYNG Pharmaceuticals Inc – Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Syrindicare – Williamsville, NY
Teen Taxi – Ann Arbor, MI
Tencar Inc. – Batavia, NY
TimberFish Technologies – Buffalo, NY
Todos Medical – Rehovot, Israel
Uma Bioseed – Ithaca, NY
UND Life Sciences LLC – Federal Way, WA
Vader Systems LLC – East Amherst, NY
VerdeEn Chemicals Pvt. Ltd – Ghaziabad, India
VesaliusMed – Blane, MN
VETNOX LLC – Williamsville, NY
Voiceitt – Jerusalem, Israel
Voyager Genomics – Clarence Center, NY
WarpSpec Inc. – Raleigh, NC
Warranty Ninja – Detroit, MI
WhatsnewMD Inc – Rochester, NY
WhoseYourLandlord – Brooklyn, NY
XactSense – Warwick, RI
Yaathum Biotech Private Limited – Chennai, India
ZepMed LLC – La Jolla, CA
ZOETIC Pharmaceuticals – Amherst, NY

“As of today, 110 startups are one step closer to a shot at $1 million, $500,000 or $250,000 to turn their dreams into reality,” said 43North Executive Director John T. Gavigan. “Thank you to all the volunteer judges who brought us to this point in 43North’s 2015 application process. I can’t wait to see which of our semifinalists advance to the 43North Finals on Oct. 29 in Buffalo.”

A breakdown of the application and judging process is as follows:

  • March 25 – June 24, 2015: 3,007 qualified submissions from a pool of 11,356 registrants were received via the competition’s website, The purpose of Round 1 was for applicants to provide a vision for their venture, including their business concept, target customers, industry overview, competitive landscape and revenue potential.
  • August and September 2015: Semifinalists will be asked to complete a more in-depth Round 2 online application and then present their business ideas to a team of 43North judges via a videoconference.
  • October 29, 2015: 43North’s 11 finalists will pitch their business ideas in-person in front of a high-profile panel of judges at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. That same day, 43North will hold its awards ceremony to announce which awards its finalists will receive. 43North Week – a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in Buffalo – will take place over the course of the week that precedes the finals.

Following is a 43North video that recounts many of the advancements that have been made by the 2014 winners. The video below that showcases the fortitude and resilience of this city.

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