Dan Miner | Buffalo Business First

Sixteen startup companies will compete for eight significant prizes later this month in the third year of the 43North competition.

The companies will eventually be whittled down to a $1 million grand prize winner, a $600,000 runner-up and six $500,000 winners. Those companies will have to operate from Buffalo during 2017.

43North placed an emphasis on quality applications this year and it returned a field that’s much further ahead as far as sales, fundraising and product development than its first two years. Check out the slideshow for details on the companies.

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