43North Report: 2015 Semifinalists Announced

by / Aug. 6, 2015 11am EST

43North, the world’s largest business idea competition, is making headway into their second year of operation and has recently announced their 2015 semifinalists. If you are unaware of 43North or think it’s just a dilipidated address on North Street in Buffalo, allow me to me fill you in.

Acting as one of the most competitive and rewarding business competitions in the world, 43North awards $5 million in cash prizes every year to a selection of the most ambitious and promising entrepreneurs and startups from around the globe to set up shop in Buffalo. In addition to a piece of the $5 million pie, the winners received incubator space, mentorship opportunities and tax breaks. For 2014 finalist information, click here. 

43North launched in Buffalo’s medical district on Ellicott Street in 2014 and now their inaugural group of 11 winning teams have been working in their incubator space for just under a year. 

This year’s 110 semifinalists hail from locations found around the globe. From Brooklyn to India, Los Angeles to Brazil, Toronto to Costa Rica as well as a number from Buffalo, NY. 

About 43North

43North is part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative, which is driving new economic opportunities throughout Buffalo and Western New York. The competition operates through the support of the New York Power Authority and the Buffalo Billion initiative.

The full list of 2015 semifinalists: 

3D Bits LLC — Lansing, MI
Abcombi Biosciences Inc — Buffalo, NY
AccuTheranostics LLC — Buffalo, NY
ACV Auctions — Buffalo, NY
Ad-Pure — Boston, MA
Agenda Pet — Sao Paula, Brazil
Albutran USA LLC — Katy, TX
Archimej Technology — Evry, France
BabyFlix — San Francisco, CA
Barbotics Robotic Bartender — Sun City, AZ
BioNet Sonar — Boston, MA
Brain Backups — New York, NY
Cannybots — Fontainebleau, France
CoachMePlus — Buffalo, NY
CryoCaddy Inc. — London, Ontario, Canada
Cytocybernetics — North Tonawanda, NY
Dimien — Amherst, NY
Disease Diagnostic Group — Boston, MA
District 2.Co — Los Angeles, CA
Driven Labs — New York, NY
Ecotram LLC — Branchport, NY
Energy Harvesters LLC — Rochester, NY
Eternime Inc. — Iasi, Romania
Farm to People — Brooklyn, NY
FBB Combustion LLC — New York, NY
FLAG Therapeutics Inc. — Raleigh, NC
FlixAcademy Inc. — Rochester, NY
Florcan — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full Circle Feed — Syracuse, NY
FutureGift — San Francisco, CA
Geneopedia Corp — Rochester, NY
GetGems (Alternate)
Green Machine LLC. — Buffalo, NY
Guesswork — San Carlos, CA
Haydale Technologies Inc — East Amherst, NY
Heads Up Display Inc — Buffalo, NY
HZ Innovations Inc. — Rochester, NY
Illuminating Diagnostics LLC — Buffalo, NY
iLUMENATi — Rochester, NY
IncubateLabs Inc. — Dublin, CA
Indybo — London, United Kingdom
Infonaut — Buffalo, NY
InteractiveX — Buffalo, NY
Kangarootime — Long Beach, CA
LabSuit LLC — Haifa, Israel
Limestone Labs Ltd. — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lir Scientific — San Francisco, California
Loptr LLC — East Aurora, NY
MagnePath — Perth, Australia
Mindful Scientific — Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mobapper — Bangalore, India
MobioSense Medical — Boston, MA
Nano Developments LLC — Lafayette, LA
Nonnatech — White Plains, NY
On Second Thought — Washington, D.C. (Alternate)
OraVanc — Buffalo, NY
OrthoGraft — Albany, NY
Painless1099 — Richmond, VA
PathoVax — Baltimore, MD
Peterson Industries, Buffalo, NY
Photozyne Biotechnologies — Buffalo, NY
Plum.io — Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
PneumaGlide — Grand Island, NY
PopWhiz — Buffalo, NY
Practical 3D Metal Printing — Amherst, NY
Precision Scientific Instruments, Inc. — Buffalo, NY
Project-RAY — Yokneam, Israel
Qbix — New York, NY
Q-Cigarettes Inc — Los Angeles, CA
Qidni Labs Inc. — Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Qoints — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rachel’s Remedies LLC — Buffalo, NY
Regeneration Dynamics — Cleveland, OH
Responcycle — Brooklyn, NY
Sedara — Eden, NY
Shopography — New York, NY
SimplifySolar — Houston, TX
Sitata — Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Skycision — Pittsburgh, PA
Slap — Windham, NY
Solstice Power — Manilus, NY
Sophie’s Kitchen — Sebastopol, CA
Speratum CR — San Jose, Costa Rica
SpherePlay — Los Angeles, CA
SteadfastBeta — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Structur3D Printing — Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
SynchroPET — Stony Brook, NY
SYNG Pharmaceuticals Inc — Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Syrindicare — Williamsville, NY
Teen Taxi — Ann Arbor, MI
Tencar Inc. — Batavia, NY
TimberFish Technologies — Buffalo, NY
Todos Medical — Rehovot, Israel
Uma Bioseed — Ithaca, NY
UND Life Sciences LLC — Federal Way, WA
Vader Systems LLC — East Amherst, NY
VerdeEn Chemicals Pvt. Ltd — Ghaziabad, India
VesaliusMed — Blane, MN
VETNOX LLC — Williamsville, NY
Voiceitt — Jerusalem, Israel
Voyager Genomics — Clarence Center, NY
WarpSpec Inc. — Raleigh, NC
Warranty Ninja — Detroit, MI
WhatsnewMD Inc — Rochester, NY
WhoseYourLandlord — Brooklyn, NY
XactSense — Warwick, RI
Yaathum Biotech Private Limited — Chennai, India
ZepMed LLC — La Jolla, CA
ZOETIC Pharmaceuticals — Amherst, NY