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The next cohort of startups set to relocate to Buffalo to build their companies will be unveiled live on stage Thursday at Shea’s Performing Arts Center during the 43 North Finals.

Eight entrepreneurs will present their companies to a panel of judges to win one of five $1 million investments from the startup accelerator. The show starts at 6:00 p.m. Free tickets are available at ticketmaster.com.

Ahead of finals night, the 15 semi-finalists will give a more in-depth pitch on Wednesday at Seneca One for a chance to make it onto the Shea stage. The semifinals begin at 9:30 a.m. Participation is free and open to the public.

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43North will also host a Founder Summit on the Thursday before finals night from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Seneca One. The event is an opportunity for local founders to network with investors and venture capitalists in the city for the competition.

convert WNY, A climate technology conference for the manufacturing industry will be held Monday through Wednesday at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown. Industry leaders will speak about market opportunities that exist in climate technology, innovative ideas that are already becoming new business ventures, and private and public sector financial resources for start-ups and manufacturing innovations.

That Buffalo Niagara Partnership will discuss the latest edition of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Assessment in a virtual event on Tuesday at 10am. The partnership says the update will address whether the Buffalo Niagara community has improved its practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion at work. The program is free.

Canisus College Inauguration Week offers a series of public events leading up to the inauguration of the college’s new president, Steve K. Stoute, on Saturday.

A Canisius Community Event for President Steven K. Stoute will be held Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Bart Mitchell Quad. RSVP here or go to canisius.edu/about/presidential-inauguration. On Saturday, Stoute will be inaugurated at 11 a.m. at the college’s Koessler Athletic Center. A reception will take place immediately after the installation. Sign up here or visit canisius.edu/about/presidential-inauguration.

The NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala returns for an in-person event at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Friday. Dinner is prepared by aspiring chefs from the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Tickets for the gala are $125 per person. For tickets or more information, visit niagaracc.suny.edu/foundation/gala.

of Niagara University Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement presents a Early Childhood Mental Health Summit Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus. Participation is free. Visit niagara.edu/ecsummit for more information and registration.

M&T Bank will release its quarterly results on Wednesday.

KeyBank will release its quarterly results on Thursday.

This newsletter from The Buffalo News brings you the latest coverage of Buffalo Niagara’s changing economy – from real estate to healthcare to startups. Read more at BuffaloNext.com.


Catch up on the latest news from the Buffalo Niagara economy:

Local hotel operator Jay Patel bought the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga.

The final phase of The Colvin Estates residential development in Buffalo has begun.

A conference explored ways to improve food security in Buffalo: The American Food Equity Conference identified programs that will help alleviate food insecurity plaguing Buffalo’s East Side and other low-income areas. But they need money to be successful.

Workers at Geico’s Amherst office try to form a union and become the first insurer site to organize successfully – but it won’t be easy.

A new microbrewery is on tap for the West Side neighborhood near the HH Richardson complex.

Plans to convert the former Lion Brewery on Jefferson Avenue into apartments won the support of the Buffalo Planning Board.

A Cleveland car dealer plans to open a car dealership on the site of the former Parker’s Great British Institution Shop across from the Tesla factory on South Park Avenue.

That The deadline for a stadium performance plan is approaching – with no sign of a final agreement in sight.

Pioneer Credit Recovery is Cut 230 jobs at Arcade and Perry due to declines in student loan collections.

The President of Oishei Children’s Hospital goes for a new job.

ImmunityBio is Nearly 40 jobs cut in Dunkirk as plans to ramp up operations are suspended.

A California plastics manufacturer is plans to convert a former pet supplies business in Angola into its east coast distribution center.

Clarence maker Seal & Design plans to expand its facilityand it’s seeking tax breaks from the city’s IDA.

for Kaleida, Fulfillment of the increased staffing requirements included in his provisional employment contract with its main unions will not be easy.


Five readings from Buffalo Next:

1. A different way of learning for children with autism: The Canisius College Institute for Autism Research offers a unique social skills intervention that starts in young children but could improve the quality of life for all autistic people.

2. As Micron chooses Syracuse, will Genesee County ever land its own semiconductor victory? The Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park, or STAMP, is demonstrating its ability to attract workers from both Rochester and Buffalo. But is its location in a remote spot in the city of Alabama a bigger liability than economic development officials think?

3. Will there be enough snow plow drivers this year? Some municipalities say they are short of staff, others say they are ready for the winter months.

4. A handful of solar farms proposed for locations in western New York will be among the largest in the state, which is pushing to get more electricity from renewable sources.

5. Let’s strike! But only for a day or two: It’s all part of a strategy by unions to put pressure on employers while limiting the financial pain that walkouts inflict on workers.

Buffalo Next reporters Jonathan D. Epstein, Jon Harris, Natalie Brophy, Matt Glynn, Janet Gramza, Samantha Christmann, and Mike Petro contributed to this summary.

The Buffalo Next team brings you an overview of the region’s economic revitalization. email tips [email protected] or reach Buffalo Next Editor David Robinson at 716-849-4435.


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