43North, the $5 million startup competition, has announced Gainesville-based company Immersed Games as one of the 18 global finalists. The company will compete in Buffalo, NY for a $1 million grand prize in early October.
Immersed Games helps teachers deliver hands-on, Next Generation Science learning, with a video game. The game, Tyto Online, builds science and engineering skills with student experiences like solving an invasive species problem, building ecosystems, and breeding dragons. Teachers assign standards-aligned content and receive student assessments based on gameplay.
43North is an annual competition that engages entrepreneurs and business leaders worldwide to foster Buffalo’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem. To date, the competition has raised $94M in venture capital with winners representing countries spanning from Israel, Taiwan, Canada, U.S. and more.