Eight Waterloo Region firms among 43North semifinalists

Waterloo Region Record I Record Staff

WATERLOO REGION — Seven startups from Waterloo Region are among the semifinalists in the $5-million 43North business competition.

Beagle Inc., Chalk.com, Knowledgehook, Medella Health, My Pro Hero, Nicoya Lifesciences, Pitstop and Snapwise are among 142 semifinalists announced Monday.

43North is a U.S. competition that offers a grand prize of $1 million and free space in an incubator in Buffalo, N.Y.

Last year, Waterloo startup Plum was one of 11 finalists in the competition. It won $250,000 and a spot in the incubator.

This year’s semifinalists will do video pitches next month. The finalists will make pitches in person in Buffalo in late October.

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