43North — It's Happening Here$5M Startup Competition & Accelerator Program in Buffalo, NY

IT'S HAPPENING HERE

Our mission at 43North is to attract and retain high-growth startups in Buffalo through our annual $5M startup competition.
51
Portfolio Companies
$472M
Venture Capital Raised
700
Jobs Created in Buffalo

LATEST NEWS

Buffalo Business First: Squire Technologies founders selected to Endeavor Global network

Re-post from Buffalo Business First Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant may have seemed like an unlikely match for Buffalo. And it may have seemed like the trajectory of their company, Squire Technologies, would succumb to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the duo continues to make an important mark in Western New York – most recently as the first Buffalo-based entrepreneurs […]

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Announcing Our Next ‘How to Start a Startup’ Virtual Discussion

Continuing our focus on supporting our portfolio companies and the larger Buffalo entrepreneurial community, we’re excited to host the second installment of our ‘How to Start a Startup’ series! If today’s challenges have you questioning if it’s the right time to start a company, you’re going to want to join our free virtual discussion on […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

How to Start a Startup – Acquiring Customers

Sep 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm — Zoom Conference

So you’ve started a company, you’ve built your product, and now it’s time to test it out in the market. But how do you get customers? And more critically, how do you acquire your first customer? Join Dante Griggs founder of Spatched, and Gary Wieczorek, founder of Produce Peddlers, for a fireside chat to learn how they built their customer base.

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An Update on Our Plans for 2020

Everything we do at 43North is community-first, and for that reason we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel our $5M startup competition for 2020. It is our responsibility to do what is best for our community, and with the great level of uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, moving forward as planned would be contradictory to that commitment. 

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43North lets startups pitch to investors, virtually

This week, the organization hosted a virtual “demo day,” allowing 13 of its portfolio companies to make four-minute pitches to 250 investors from around the country. The hope is the brief presentations will ignite investors’ interest, generate follow-up meetings, and ultimately get the funds flowing.

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