An Open Letter to 43North Applicants, Judges & Sponsors

Thank you.

Thank you to our applicants for your entrepreneurial enthusiasm for 43North and for taking the time to enter our competition. We were impressed over and over again by your creativity and desire to make the world a little better place with your business ideas. We’re honored you considered this opportunity to join the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Buffalo and our hope is that regardless of whether you’ve made it to Round 2 that you continue to believe in your ideas.

To our 269 Round 1 judges who spent countless hours reading through more than 2,600 qualified submissions, thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to review our applications and give meaningful feedback. We hope you found the experience to be equally inspiring.

To our generous sponsors – especially the New York Power Authority, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion and Launch NY – thank you for the resources and support to take on this ambitious task of running the world’s largest business idea competition.

It has only been five months since we announced the 43North business idea competition and in 107 days, one of our semifinalists will be awarded a million dollars to make their idea a reality in Buffalo. Stay tuned for the next chapter of the 43North story!

With gratitude,

The 43North Team