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

IT'S HAPPENING HERE!

43North is an accelerator that hosts an annual startup competition, investing $5M per year to attract and retain high-growth companies in Buffalo, NY. Now in its seventh year, the competition offers startups a chance to secure up to $1 million in funding and land a spot in 43North’s next cohort.

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Winning & Thriving with 43North’s Startup Accelerator Program

How to Submit an Application That Will Get Your Startup Noticed Every year, 43North receives hundreds of applications from outstanding founders of seed-stage startups. Then, they go through three rounds of judging before we even decide who will come pitch on stage. So how do you make your startup application stand out from the rest? […]

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Governor Cuomo Launches Year Seven of 43North Startup Competition

Call for Founders to Grow Businesses in Buffalo for Cut of $5 Million in Investment Finalists to Face-Off at Live In-Person Pitch Event in October Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that applications are now being accepted for the seventh year of 43North, the $5 million startup competition that attracts world-class entrepreneurs to grow their […]

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And We’re Back! 43North Startup Competition is Open

Two years ago and the last time we kicked off our startup competition, we were an accelerator that was seeing growth with rising stars in our portfolio. Today, as we officially open our seventh competition and search for our next cohort, we’re an accelerator with a unicorn and publicly traded company among our ranks, and […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Forge Buffalo Night at the Movies

Aug 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm — Seneca One

Forge Buffalo is teaming up with Seneca One Tower and Other Half Brewing to host the first-ever Forge Buffalo Night at the Movies! Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 5:30 pm for a night of networking with movers and shakers from Buffalo’s startup and tech ecosystem, food from local food trucks, and a great movie! Follow @forgebuffalo on Instagram for more details and swag giveaways!

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Buffalo Business First: 43North is reinvesting in three winners. Here’s what they’ll do with the money.

The following is a repost of an article from Buffalo Business First highlighting 43North awarding follow-on funding to three of our portfolio companies. We’ve also included a recap video for a behind-the-scenes look at our follow-on fund selection process. 43North has reinvested in three companies that previously won awards in its namesake competition. Kangarootime, CleanFiber and […]

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Reflecting on ACV’s Rise to IPO

ACV’s IPO is an incredible feat by any standards – even the Silicon Valley ones; so for a home-grown Buffalo tech company to hit this milestone, it is a monumental achievement, and its impact will be equally as remarkable in our region. So before we officially turn the page on this chapter, we sat down […]

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Buffalo Business First: SomaDetect CEO says $6 million raise will push ag-tech products into full commercialization

The following is a repost of an article from Buffalo Business First featuring 43North Y4 portfolio company SomaDetect. Around the horn in Buffalo’s startup ecosystem … Soma surging SomaDetect announced that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding, an event which will help push the ag-tech startup into full commercialization. SomaDetect won the […]

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