43North 2021 FINALS - 43North

43NORTH 2021 FINALS WEEK

JOIN US AT SHEA'S OCTOBER 28TH!

Tickets are free. All are welcome, but space is limited! Don’t miss it!

WATCH 10 ENTREPRENEURS COMPETE FOR A CUT OF $5 MILLION

Back and better than ever! 43North Finals returns as startups from around the world come together to battle live on stage for a cut of $5 million! Don’t miss your chance to see who takes it all!

The event is FREE and open to EVERYONE! Whether you're a passionate Buffalonian, a job seeker, a student, an entrepreneur, or just someone who loves a good high-stakes competition, this show is for YOU!

Seating is limited, so get your tickets now and we'll see you on October 28th at Shea's!

View Shea's Covid-19 policies here.

HOW THEY GOT HERE

Each year 43North hosts a competition to find the next companies we’ll invest in. Hundreds of applicants apply and are narrowed down through a highly competitive selection process and three rounds of judging. 43North Finals is the culmination of this search where eight companies are ultimately selected to receive an investment of up to $1 million, and join 43North’s accelerator in Buffalo, NY for a year of programming and an experience like no other.

WHAT TO EXPECT

43North Finals is an epic night packed with edge-of-your-seat drama where entrepreneurs battle it out for $5 million. The top 10 companies will stand on stage at Shea's and pitch their startup to our Finals judges and the live audience. After a break for deliberation, the judges will choose seven $500,000 winners and one $1 million winner.

FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Here's what to expect! Click the event to expand and see details.

Monday, October 25: 716 Career Fair

SENECA ONE GREAT HALL 
3:00-6:00 PM

The job fair will showcase nearly 50 local companies, including names like ACV Auctions, Odoo, Squire, Jerry, PostProcess and a few others that might appear on the 43North Finals stage later in the week.

Attendees can also expect personalized resume advice, interview tips, a new headshot, Forge Buffalo swag, and a fashion expert that can tell you how to dress for startup success.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 27: Semi-Finals

SENECA ONE AUDITORIUM
11:00 AM- 3:35 PM

ALL 19 Finalists will pitch in the Seneca One Auditorium starting at 11:00 am. Only 10 will be chosen to move on to 43North Finals the following night at Shea's. Tickets are not required for this event.

11:06 AM: Kilter | 📍 Madison, WI
11:19 AM: Laundris | 📍Austin, TX
11:32 AM: Verivend | 📍 Buffalo, NY
11:43 AM: ShearShare | 📍 McKinney, TX
11:58 AM: BotFactory | 📍 Long Island City, NY
12:11 PM: FLOX | 📍 London, England
12:24 PM: Cheelcare | 📍 Richmond Hill, Canada
12:37 PM: Top Seedz | 📍 Buffalo, NY
12:50 PM: VeriTX | 📍East Aurora, NY
1:07 PM: Infiuss Health  |📍 San Jose, CA
1:50 PM: Metabob | 📍 Mountain View, CA
2:03 PM: Kapitalwise, INC | 📍 New York, NY
2:16 PM: AKALA | 📍 Beverly Hills, CA
2:29 PM: Big Wheelbarrow |📍 Austin, TX
2:42 PM:BetterMynd | 📍 Buffalo, NY
2:55 PM: Zealot Interactive |📍Arlington, VA
3:08: NixCode | 📍 Kalamazoo, MI
3:21 PM: Ognomy |📍Williamsville, NY
3:34PM: Ontopical |📍Calgary, Canada

Thursday, October 28: 43North Finals

SHEA'S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
6:00 PM

It’s happening here on October 28th! Watch 10 startups from around the world pitch live on stage for a shot at $1 million and a chance to grow their business in Buffalo. This event is open to everyone, but seating is limited, so grab your tickets today!

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JOIN US AT SHEA'S OCTOBER 28TH!

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who can attend?
    • Anyone! 43North Finals is FREE and open to the public. But tickets are required. Get yours here
  • Where do I get tickets? 
    • Click here to get your FREE tickets.
  • What are the COVID-19 policies?
    • Please be advised that Shea's Performing Arts Center, our venue for 43North Finals, has adopted a policy that requires proof of full vaccination in order to attend or participate in our event on October 28.
    • Presenters/Founders on stage, as well as judges and attendees, will be asked by the venue to provide such proof. Details and the full policy are linked here.