BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Local startup accelerator 43North has just announced the final eight startups selected to compete in Thursday’s 8th annual finals round.

The finals will kick off at 6 p.m. at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The event is sold out, but it can be live-streamed on 43North’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

The eight selected finalists are:

  • Otrafy – supplier management software
  • Lilu – massager and bra for nursing
  • Agape Wellness – relationship wellness app
  • AMPAworks – inventory task automator
  • Phood – connects student meal plans with delivery services
  • CAHill TECH – field-based construction educator
  • Mod Tech Labs – makes 3D content creation simple
  • Twipes – flushable and biodegradable wipes

Finalists will compete in front of a live audience for one of five spots in 43North’s portfolio and an investment of $1 million.

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