Cuomo awards top prize to cancer-fighting company in $5M startup competition

Andrew H. Roiter | Albany Business Review

Oncolinx, a Boston startup working with the National Cancer Institute, was awarded the top prize at New York State’s $5 million startup competition last night.

Appearing in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomoannounced that the company, which develops cancer therapies, will receive $1 million in prize money from the 43North competition.

The runner-up, a human resources startup for retail and hourly employers called HigherMe, received $600,000. For the six other winners — who each received $500,000 — see the end of this article.

In addition to the prize money, winners received a year of free incubator space in Buffalo, access to mentors and to the Start-Up NY business incentive program.

43North is funded and supported by the New York Power Authority, Empire State Development and various private entities including National Grid.

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