43North Announces its 16 Finalists

Monday, October 3, 2016

Source: The Buffalo News

The 43North finals this year have a distinctively Boston flair.

A quarter of the 16 finalists announced Monday are from Boston, giving the city the most prominent role in the third round of the annual business plan competition.

Just one of the finalists – vaccine producer Abcombi Biosciences – is from Buffalo, joining three other downstate startups to round out the four finalists from New York. Two of finalists each are from San Francisco and Washington, D.C., while one is from Baltimore. The finalists include international entries from Canada, Serbia and Taiwan.

The finalists will compete for $5 million in prizes later this month, culminating in a “Shark Tank”-style pitch contest between the final three contestants on Oct. 27 in Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

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