43North Finals returns for the 9th year on Thursday, October 12th. The stage is set for companies from around the world to go head-to-head, vying for a cut of $5 million and the opportunity to build their business right here in Buffalo, NY. Out of the 15 finalists, only five will secure $1 million each and a spot in 43North’s Y9 accelerator program.

Don’t Miss Buffalo’s Biggest Night!

And hold onto your seats because there’s more excitement than ever before! This year, 43North Finals is turning the spotlight on our audience. Thanks to the generous support of our partners at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, we’re thrilled to announce a $25,000 People’s Choice Award. That’s right, 43North Finals attendees will be able to cast their votes and decide which company deserves an extra $25k!

But that’s not all – we’re spreading the love with giveaways of a limited number of our exclusive 2023 43North Finals t-shirts and samples of Top Seedz, a 2021 43North Finals winner, to audience members. 

Farrow is Back!

Back by popular demand for their second year, local Rock ‘n Soul sensation Farrow, will set the stage on fire as our pre-show entertainment!

We promise this is an event you won’t want to miss! Tickets are FREE, but seats are limited! Secure your spot today!

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Meet the Finalists

 Now, without further ado, we are thrilled to introduce our 2023 43North Finalists! These 15 startups have already risen above nearly 1,000 companies, spanning 43 countries and 49 states. From software, to sportswear, beauty, to biotech we’re sure these are companies Buffalo will love! 

4T2 Sensors  |📍Birmingham, UK
Blip Energy | 📍 Chicago, IL
EarlyBird |📍New York, NY
Encounter AI |📍Menlo Park, CA
Guidesly  |📍Topsfield, MA
KAV  |📍Redwood City, CA
Kiddie Kredit  |📍Miami, FL
Moxie Scrubs  |📍Sommerville, MA
Afterlife (FKA Peat)  |📍Brooklyn, NY
Preemadonna  |📍Carlsbad, CA
Rees  |📍Tampa, FL
Stepwise  |📍Cambridge, MA
Store Cash  |📍San Jose, CA
Transship  |📍Chicago, IL
Zette  |📍San Francisco, CA

These companies have risen to the top, and they’re ready to battle for a spot on the 43North Finals stage. So, mark your calendars for Buffalo’s biggest night and witness firsthand which companies will rise to the top! Click here for your FREE tickets, and we’ll see you there!