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Celebrate Buffalo’s Startup Scene: 43North Pitch Sessions and Awards Ceremony

43N Invitation DetailsFor the second year in a row, eleven startups are coming to Buffalo to vie for $1M, $500K or $250K to grow their businesses. That’s $5 million in prizes and eleven new companies in Buffalo for at least one year. All of the startups are already considered winners – finalists out of more than 11,000 applicants.

The entire WNY community is invited to watch as the entrepreneurs and their teams pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of celebrity judges and startup experts:

Andrew Kau: Managing Director, USA – Walden International

Michael Lazerow: Founder – Buddy Media (@lazerow)

Daniel Lewis: Founding Partner, CIO, Managing Partner, Project Manager – Orange Capital LLC (@danielsethlewis)

Lauren Maillian: Founder, CEO – LMB Group (@LaurenMaillian)

Sandra J. Miller: Open Innovation – Accenture (@smillertweets)

Lacarya Scott: CFO – Empire Genomics

Gary Vaynerchuk: Co-Founder, CEO – VaynerMedia (@garyvee)

All events are free and open to the public.

Finals Morning Pitch Session 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Finals Afternoon Pitch Session 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Shea’s Performing Arts Center 646 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202

To register, visit

The following 2015 Finalists will be pitching:

ACV Auctions: Buffalo, NY, USA
CoachMePlus: Buffalo, NY, USA
Cytocybernetics: North Tonawanda, NY, USA
CleanSlate: Toronto, ON, Canada
Disease Diagnostic Group (DDG): Boston, MA, USA
GetGems: Tel Aviv, Israel
Painless1099: Richmond, VA, USA Waterloo, ON, Canada
Qoints: Toronto, ON, Canada
Uma Bioseed: Ithaca, NY, USA
Voiceitt: Jerusalem, Israel

2015 Alternates:

Infonaut: Toronto, ON, Canada and Buffalo, NY, USA
PathoVax: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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