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Immersed Games, a Buffalo-based startup, was among eight firms selected by AT&T for its sixth annual Aspire Accelerator class, a program focused on education technology. Immersed Games will receive a $125,000 investment, plus six months of mentoring, resources and services to help reach students across the country. A runner-up in 2018’s 43North competition, Immersed Games uses online games to

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A Buffalo startup played a key role in helping researchers obtain quick approval for a Covid-19 test that relies on a person’s saliva, rather than using swabs. Circuit Clinical was able to quickly recruit 99 local residents to provide saliva samples to help researchers determine if a saliva test would yield the same results as a blood test. Some

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Keeping kids engaged while parents work from home – a familiar challenge nowadays – was the $10,000 first-place project in 43North’s “Code:Buffalo” hackathon. Creative Kidz captured the top prize in the competition, which moved online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team, consisting of Fatih Aksel, Hazel Aksel and Jeffrey Raugh, created an online platform where parents

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Two local startups have received infusions of capital to the tune of a combined $10 million. CleanSlate UV, which makes technology that disinfects mobile devices, raised $7 million in funding, led by Prolog Ventures. SparkCharge, a maker of portable electrical charging devices aimed at serving the automotive industry, closed on a $3.3 million round of seed funding, led by

43North has turned its second annual “Code:Buffalo” event into an online competition, with $15,000 in prize money up for grabs. Teams that sign up for the “hackathon” are being directed to “build something for Buffalo.” “It’s really broad by design because we’re looking to inspire our participants to really build something impactful,” said Maura Devlin, a 43North spokeswoman. “As

When Colleen E. Heidinger moved back to Buffalo, she knew what type of job that she did – and didn’t – want. “I was not willing to wear a suit and sit in a cube and do a 9-to-5 job,” Heidinger said. “I was very, very adamant that no matter what I did coming back here from Santa Monica,

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