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. In addition to a piece of the $5 million pie, the winners received incubator space, mentorship opportunities and tax breaks. 

Our application period for 2015, our second year running the competition, ran from March 25, 2015, to June 24, 2015.

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 the New York Power Authority and the Buffalo Billion initiative.

Judging 43North

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Have A Say In The Competition

Want to identify the next generation of high-impact startups? Volunteer to help judge the 43North applications!