About 43North

Behold the world’s largest business idea competition.

43North gives out $5 million in cash prizes each year to some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and startups from around the globe.

We came on the scene in 2014 and now our first class of 11 winning teams is rolling up their sleeves and getting to work in our new incubator in Buffalo, NY. Keep checking back on this site, on Facebook and Twitter to watch as they make their dreams into reality.

Think you have what it takes to be one of our next winners? Good! Shine up that business idea, because we'll be announcing our 2015 competition soon!

Got questions? Check out our FAQ section or email us at info@43north.org. Want to meet our team? Click here!

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 New York Power Authority and Launch NY.

New Leadership

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Who's The Boss

With 20 years of relevant field experience, John Gavigan is ready to take the reins and lead 43N.