Who we are43North - The $5 million startup competition
With $5 MILLION in prizes, 43North is a competition that’s in a league of its own. But it’s more than that. For winners, it’s an amazing staff and dedicated mentors. And free incubator space. And healthy tax-breaks. And some fierce ping pong. Click here for all the details on our 2017 competition.
Founded in 2014, 43North is an unprecedented program, made possible by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s historic Buffalo Billion initiative, with support from the New York Power Authority and corporate sponsors.
Our winners are helping to fuel a remarkable story that’s well under way – the renaissance of a great American city. BUFFALO, NY is poised to show the world what a 21st century city looks like, and that it’s a fertile ground for visionaries, pioneers, dreamers, and doers.
With a rich heritage of entrepreneurs and innovators, the resurgent BUFFALO, NY is ready for its close-up.
Its strategic location, infrastructure, and workforce make it a canvas where ambitious startups can truly make their mark.
And the fact that it’s an amazing place to live – with remarkable (and super-affordable) housing, world-class art, a fantastic food scene, and a vibrant waterfront – is quickly becoming a not very well-kept secret.
Buffalo is a city in motion, and we will not rest. We move forward together.