They’ve taken on huge challenges. They’ve faced down failure. They’ve passed up the safer path in pursuit of their dreams. These colorful, ambitious, creative entrepreneurs are unafraid to paint a new future for themselves and the world around them. And you can bet that they have their eyes on the Million Dollar Prize. It’s time to meet 43North’s 2016 Finalists.
Abcombi Biosciences Inc. – Buffalo, NY
Imagine the production of safe, effective, and global vaccines and therapeutics made locally. Abcombi Biosciences has the technology, team, and drive to enact this vision, allowing a new brand of solutions for the health challenges of today and tomorrow.
Andromium – San Francisco, CA
Andromium is building a future where the only computer you’ll need is your smartphone. Founded by Google and Y Combinator alumni, Andromium’s software makes Android function like a familiar desktop by just downloading an app.
Arthena – New York, NY
Arthena gives you access to the alternative asset class with the highest barrier to entry and strongest historical returns. We acquire investments in the most liquid segment of the art market yielding tremendous uncorrelated growth. Our strategy relies on automated and data-driven results.
Asarasi – Katonah, NY
Asarasi has developed a completely new source of water to help replace the consumption of fresh ground water. Our water is harvested from trees and does not affect ground water resources. It is sustainable and renewable. Asarasi is pioneering the recovery and bottling of this biologically pure water.
Bounce Imaging – Boston, MA
Bounce Imaging’s 360-degree throwable cameras give first-responders critical intelligence as they enter dangerous spaces to keep us safe. Whether a police officer responding to a shooting or rescue worker digging through earthquake rubble, users get instant 360/VR video right to their smartphone, letting them see the dangers ahead.
CleanCapital – Washington, D.C.
CleanCapital revolutionizes clean energy investment. Clean energy finance has been limited to big banks, private equity firms, and tax equity investors. CleanCapital gives more people access to these investments, and project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios. Our investment platform identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects for its investors.
Formarum – Toronto, Ontario
Formarum has developed a turbine technology that allows for creation of self-powered and self-contained devices which can be effortlessly installed in pipes and eliminate all external components including control panels, electrical cables, and communication modules. This capability greatly reduces upfront costs, and significantly simplifies the purchasing and installation process.
HigherMe – Boston, MA
HigherMe helps retail and hourly employers hire better employees faster. We offer a suite of software that makes hiring more efficient, all layered on top of an industry-specific network of candidates. Companies like Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera Bread trust us with the most important part of their operation: their people.
MobioSense – Taipei, Taiwan
Imagine a future with fewer heart attacks. Well now you can. MobioSense‘s HERO prevents and predicts heart attacks with the latest and most sensitive Troponin biochips, providing instant & affordable heart disease monitoring. With HERO, you can see your numbers and conquer your disease, 24/7, anywhere, anytime.
NeoReach – San Francisco, CA
NeoReach is the leading social media influencer marketing platform. As TV becomes less effective and more and more people use Ad block, big media companies are turning to social media influencers to promote their brand. Customers like Walmart, Fox, and and NBC use NeoReach to search influencers, manage campaigns, and track results.
Oncolinx – Boston, MA
Oncolinx in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute is developing targeted cancer immunotherapies: antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Oncolinx ADCs carry a patented, immune-activating drug payload called the Azonafide directly to the tumor. The Oncolinx platform is partnered with 14 leading pharmaceutical companies and is planned to enter clinical trials in mid-2017.
PathoVax – Baltimore, MD
PathoVax is commercializing RGVax, a low-cost vaccine preventing all HPV-associated cancers. Current vaccines focus on sexual transmitted types, resulting in low uptake due to incomplete coverage and social stigma. RGVax’s protection covers all oncogenic HPVs and the added skin HPV protection positions RGVax as a childhood vaccine with superior uptakes.
Strawberry Energy – Belgrade, Serbia
Strawberry Energy provides scalable urban infrastructure that helps create smart cities in very practical sense by providing ‘on-the-go’ access to energy, connectivity, relevant local info and environmental quality measuring to people. Our Smart Benches are beautifully designed, solar powered, Wi-Fi enabled social-hubs that are super easy to install and retrofit.
The Wealth Factory – Washington, D.C.
For vulnerable populations in need of financial literacy, The Wealth Factory designs financial literacy education technology games that walk users from birth to retirement in 12 interactive modules to exceed the Personal Finance Common Core Standards. Our mobile game, Credit Stacker, teaches people how to manage and interpret their credit report.
UltraCell Insulation – Boston, MA
UltraCell Insulation makes high performance building insulation from recycled corrugated cardboard. Our competitors in cellulose insulation are facing declining supplies of newsprint as readers turn online. In contrast, our unique patented and proven process allows us to manufacture a superior product from corrugated at a lower cost than conventional cellulose.
WeDidIt – Brooklyn, NY
WeDidIt helps nonprofits raise more money and reach new donors online. The software service takes the hassle out of online fundraising and makes donor research simple and powerful. WeDidIt’s platform aggregates donor data so that nonprofits can automate their prospect research and launch highly targeted fundraising campaigns.
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