Governor Cuomo Announces Finalists Selected for 4th Annual 43North Competition

Governor Cuomo Announces Finalists Selected for 4th Annual 43North Competition

September 14, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 16 finalists of this year's 43North competition. The $5 million startup competition is designed to encourage entrepreneurs with high growth potential to compete for enterprise funding in Western New York. The finalists, which hail from regions across North America, will participate in two rounds of live pitching at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo on October 5 for a shot at one of 43North's eight cash awards, which include a $1 million grand prize, a runner-up prize of $650,000, a third-place prize of $550,000 and five awards of $500,000.

"43North continues be a driving force of Buffalo's resurgence, helping to shape the Western New York region as a destination for some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the globe," Governor Cuomo said. "Now in its fourth year, 43North will provide funding and mentorship to winning startups that bring new ideas to Buffalo, as we continue to attract 21st century businesses and foster job growth across the entire region." 

Read the full press release here.