From new technologies to new hires, our Year Four Winners are making headlines for their work in Buffalo – and they’ve only been here two months.
Get caught up on all the latest news in this round-up of articles and interviews from February!
43North grand prize winner’s mission is to revolutionize farming – Buffalo Business First
“The recent winner of the $1 million grand prize in the 43North competition will spend 2018 refining its technology – a sensor/software solution that measures the output and health of cow milk.”
“While many tech companies tend to recruit young, male developers from Ivy League and other prestigious universities, TARA’s AI opens the door to a wider pool of coders by using a more objective measure: analyzing the code they’ve written.”
“SomaDetect uses a combination of optical sensors and machine learning to help dairy farmers analyze the milk each cow produces to determine its quality. As SomaDetect CEO Bethany Deshpande explained it to me, farmers attach a small sensor box to the milking hose, which shines a light through the milk as it flows. Based on the scatter pattern of that light coming through, SomaDetect’s software can analyze what’s in the milk.”
Kangarootime wants to ‘revolutionize the classroom’ from new home in Buffalo – Buffalo Business First
“Kangarootime is blowing into Buffalo with major wind at its back, as the startup company pushes for aggressive growth and looks to triple the size of its current team.
The business offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for preschools and other childcare entities, with everything from document and payroll management to classroom planning. It also seeks to give parents real-time access to their children’s progress.”
“Kangarootime owner said the business has really taken off since January. By the end of the year the company hopes to have hired 30 Western New Yorkers to help run this empire.”
City Shaper: Leo Schultz – WGRZ
“Each Monday, we highlight a City Shaper, someone who is part of Buffalo’s resurgence. This week, 2 On Your Side’s Kelly Dudzik introduces us to one of the latest 43North winners who is building his business in Buffalo.”