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43North Finals returns October 20th, 2022 with more drama than ever!! Watch as entrepreneurs battle live on stage for $1 million each and a chance to grow their business in Buffalo! Only five companies will be chosen.


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Visiting 43North at Seneca One

…SO YOU’RE COMING TO SENECA ONE Slowly but surely, you’ve been watching the Buffalo skyline’s tallest building, Seneca One, slowly transform from a distant memory into a living, breathing, mixed use facility with 24/7 activity and a tech-focused community. This 1.4M square foot monstrosity, formerly known as One HSBC Center, and before that was known as […]


2022 Investment Trends

2022 Investment Trends  Written by Cindy Sideris, Senior Platform Manager at 43North You’ve probably heard the terms crypto, web3, NFT, or femtech, but what do they actually mean? Should you care? Are you missing out on investment opportunities? We’re here to clear things up and let you know what’s trending in the venture capital space.  […]


43North Heads to Collision 2022

You’re Invited! Join 43North at our Toronto Happy Hour!  We’re capping off day one of Collision by bringing together founders, investors, and new friends to meet for drinks, lite fare, and casual conversations. Details are below. We hope you can join! Event Details Tuesday, June 21st 5:30 p.m. The Porch 250 Adelaide Street West Toronto, […]



43North Semi-Finals

Oct 19, 2022 at 9:30 am — Seneca One

Fifteen finalists are coming from around the world to pitch at 43North Semi-Finals in the Seneca One Tower auditorium at 9:30 am on October 19th. Of the 15, only half of them will move on to pitch at 43North Finals the following night. Get a sneak peek of which finalists will rise to the top and go on to pitch at Shea’s!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are NOT required.

These 15 finalists will pitch in the Seneca One Auditorium starting at 9:30 am

Agape Wellness – Rochester, NY
Agapé is a relationship wellness company that uses personalized questions to spark meaningful conversations. On the consumer side, its app helps couples have happier, more fulfilling relationships. And in the workplace, Agapé curates meaningful employee connection that increases satisfaction and retains talent.

AMPAworks – Santa Monica, CA
AMPAworks is a team of doctors, nurses, and engineers who have built an IoT camera using computer vision A.I. in order to have full inventory visibility in pharmacies, medical device companies, surgery centers, clinics, and hospitals. The system enables shelf-to-shelf granularity of inventory to help with demand planning and re-stocking.    

Aravenda – Vienna, VA
Aravenda leads technology innovation in the fastest growing segment of retail; Resale. Aravenda is B2B SaaS for any type of reseller, anywhere in the world.

 CAHill TECH Buffalo, NY
CAHill TECH is a SaaS tech firm providing job-readiness for tradespeople and reportable metrics for employers through CAHill’s flagship product, aQuiRe™.

Delee – Laredo, TX
Delee developed a state-of-the-art technology capable of isolating and analyzing circulating tumor cells from blood. What they have built will contribute to detecting cancer at early stages, while providing physicians with the necessary information to personalize each patient’s therapy and monitor its effectiveness throughout the course of their disease.   

MAGPIE – New York, NY
MAGPIE is a venture-backed, fintech platform that uses AI technology to improve asset/price discovery, inventory management and transaction timing & partners for sellers of collectible assets. The simple, user-friendly platform is purpose-built for highly volatile, one-of-a-kind assets to drive greater revenue and reduced operating costs.    

Lilu, – New York, NY
Lilu builds tech-enabled products to make early motherhood more comfortable and stress-free for new moms. Its first product, the Lilu Massager, is the first automated breast massage pumping bra that helps moms pump 30-55% more milk in less time, with customers calling it a “breastfeeding savior.”

M Aerospace – Austin, TX
M Aerospace is an advanced additive manufacturing technology company offering rapid prototyping and production capabilities to a wide range of industries. It specializes in Metal 3D Printing technologies and services, and provides a variety of metal materials, material combination and the ability to print large parts.  

Mod Tech Labs –  Austin, TX
MOD helps enterprise companies create universal 3D content at scale by digitizing the real world using photos. The no-code processing platform cleans, refines and enhances 3D imagery of objects, places, and people with automated AI-powered tools. Companies capture once and optimize for any digital media use.

Otrafy – Chicago, IL
Otrafy is an AI-powered SaaS supplier management platform with the ability to automate compliance and identify risks.

Phood – New York, NY
Phood integrates with universities’ card services to create a connection between students’ flex dollar accounts and the gig economy. Phood issues a virtual debit card to students which can be used to purchase goods and services from third party vendors, made possible through partnerships with Discover.

Seshie – Penn Valley, PA
Seshie makes it easy for teams to book live, virtual modern-day workshops (seshies) based on employee data and insights. Managers sign up, invite team members, send out Seshie surveys and based on data/insight get recommended workshops (seshies) to book.

Tampon Tribe – Los Angeles, CA
Organic, plastic-free period products that have created a new category of organic period care. Tampon Tribe designs sustainable and functional products for active women. Driven by success and a passion for growth and the environment, Tampon Tribe continues to thrive with a recurring-revenue, impact-driven model, positioned for rapid growth.

Twipes – London, United Kingdom
Twipes are a bio-tech materials company that have developed a material that can break down in water in three hours and biodegrade in a landfill in just seven days. Its first product has been awarded as the World’s first truly flushable, truly biodegradable wet wipes.

TYBR Health – Houston, TX
TYBR Health makes a surgical spray that protects tissues while they heal to improve outcomes after surgery. TYBR Health was formed out of the Texas Medical Center

43North Finals

Oct 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm — Shea's Performing Arts Center

43North Finals returns Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center! Watch as eight entrepreneurs compete for $1M and the opportunity to build their business in Buffalo. Tickets are FREE and open to the public! Click the link to sign up to be notified when tickets go live!

43North Founder Summit

Oct 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm — Seneca One

Calling all founders! Join 43N for an afternoon of speakers, including all-star investors and venture capitalists, before heading to Shea’s for Finals.


Top Seedz gets purchase order for all Giant supermarkets

Top Seedz (Y7) has added yet another major supermarket chain as a distributor! Giant Food Stores placed a purchase order with the Y7 company for all 156 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Learn more about founder Rebecca Brady’s plans to expand customer by customer. Read more HERE


43North’s 2022 Why to Apply Webinar

On June 29, 43North’s VP of Portfolio and Selection, Kevin Siskar was joined by founders Dan Magnuszewski, ACV Auctions (43N Y2), Irfan Khan, Circuit Clinical (43N Y6), and Dr. Tye & Courtney Caldwell, ShearShare (43N Y7) for a discussion and Q&A around topics including: Benefits of 43North’s program Living and working in Buffalo Tips on […]


Big Wheelbarrow’s Sam Eder Makes Buffalo Home 🦬

Big Wheelbarrow (Y7) co-founder Sam Eder, his wife, Julie Amaon, and their dog, Ella, quickly settled in after a move from Austin to Buffalo in Jan. 2022! They now work, live, and play in Seneca One Tower, where their apartment is just seconds away from Big Wheelbarrow’s office on floor 24! Eder says “Buffalo knows how to […]



Buffalo-based Accelerator Kicks Off Search for Five Companies to Receive Increased Prize of $1 Million Each Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that applications are now being accepted for the eighth year of 43North, the state-funded accelerator that invests $5 million annually to attract world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Buffalo. This year, 43North is […]