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WNY Hiking Trails with Shannon McCabe

43North’s Shannon McCabe, loves to hike, just like many other Buffalonians. Fortunately, WNY is home to several awe-inspiring hiking trails that are just minutes from the heart of the Queen City. Looking to explore and admire these dreamlike landscapes?  Check out some of Shannon’s favorite WNY trails: Tifft Nature Preserve 📍Distance from Downtown: 0 miles […]


You’re Invited! These 43North Finals Events are Open to the Public!

43NORTH FINALS RETURNS This fall, the high-stakes 43North Finals event returns and top founders from around the world will battle live on stage for a cut of $5 million and a chance to grow their business right here in Buffalo! Never been? Here’s your chance to see what startups are all about! Whether you’re a […]


Fall activities in Buffalo, NY 🍁

Here in Buffalo, we are lucky enough to enjoy all four seasons, each with indoor and outdoor activities year-round! Fall in WNY is especially beautiful, as deep shades of amber, auburn, and crimson engulf the trees, creating breathtaking foliage views across Lake Erie and its surrounding areas. If you’re making your way to the Queen […]



Work, Live & Play in the 716

Jan 26, 2022 at — The K Haus

Did you know that most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by February 1st? Not great news if finding a job that’s more personally, emotionally and mentally satisfying, living your best life by getting the most out of your sleep or hitting the hottest spots in the 716 was on your list for 2022. That’s why Forge Buffalo and K Haus are teaming up to present Master 2022: Work. Live. Play in the 716.

Join us on January 26 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for a night of networking to hear from our panel of experts who will share insights on how you can check these goals off your list in style.

Refreshments will be provided, as well as food from Fresh Catch Poke. Co.!

Want to know who we’re bringing? Check out our lineup below.


*K Haus COVID Policy:

For your safety and those around you, to enter our facility you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Children under the age of 5 are required to wear masks.

Please bring a photo ID and at least one of the following forms of proof:

– State/city digital vaccine pass (ex: New York Excelsior pass); or

– The hard copy of your vaccine card.

*Photos of vaccine cards will not be accepted

Angel Investing 101

Feb 15, 2022 at — Seneca One

Anyone can be an Angel Investor! Learn how on Tuesday, February 15th.

About this event

Looking for ways to get involved with the Buffalo Start-Up Community? Was your New Year’s resolution to start investing?

Anyone can be an Angel Investor! Learn how at Angel Investing 101.

43North will walk you through what it takes when to say “yes,” portfolio management, fund structures, and more.

Free to the public, this event will take place on Tuesday, February 15th at 5:30 pm in the Seneca One Auditorium, door open at 5 pm. Networking happy hour to follow from 7-8 pm in the Seneca One Lobby Bar.


Parking at Seneca One:

Street parking can be found around the perimeter of Seneca One or there is a visitor parking ramp at 50 Exchange Street. The cost is no more than $5 for the day, is very safe, and contains a bridge directly to Seneca One. Once you take a ticket and park, walk, or use the elevator to get to the 3rd level. The entrance to the bridge is directly to your right.

Once you’ve crossed the bridge to Seneca One, head to your right through the plaza where you will find the east and west entrances of the Seneca One Tower. You may enter at either entrance and take the escalator up to the lobby. The Auditorium can be found off to the right of the lobby.

Group Chat at Seneca One – The Return of Networking

Feb 22, 2022 at — Seneca One

Group Chat at Seneca One is a free, friendly, and safe networking event for those looking to connect! With a focus on technology, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Group Chat is the perfect opportunity to get used to networking again while in a brand new space: the Seneca One Lobby Bar.

The January 2022 edition of Group Chat is a simple and straight-forward networking event for Buffalo to get comfortable again. In the months to come, Group Chat will evolve into fireside chats, keynotes, ping pong tournaments, ice cream socials, and so much more.

Welcome back to networking, Buffalo!

Who can you expect to attend? Those that work in the building as well as a large group of those that work outside the building. The goal is for everyone to come together!

Participating Seneca One Community Members:

  • M&T Tech
  • Odoo
  • 43North and Portfolio Companies
  • Serendipity Labs and Portfolio Companies
  • Douglas Development & Seneca One
  • Lighthouse Technology Services
  • AML Rightsource
  • More More More!

Appetizers and Seneca One bites will be available throughout the event and networking drink specials will be promoted at the bar.

Seneca One will observe all CDC mandates at the time of the event. Please check back for updates along the way.

All are welcome. Let’s get Buffalo moving! #tellallyourfriends

Email [email protected] with any questions!

– Seneca One


19 Startups From Around the World to Pitch for Cut of $5 Million, Including Top Prize of $1 Million

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the 19 finalists for the 43North seventh annual startup competition. The finalists will be coming to Buffalo later this month to pitch for one of eight investments totaling $5 million, including a top prize of $1 million. These startups originate from across the United States, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom, […]


Seneca One Spotlight

Seneca One Tower, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, radiates with promising energy that continues to ripple into the entire city. Serving as a beacon for Buffalo’s growing startup and tech ecosystem, the tower is home to the 43North team, our current cohort, and many other startup leaders.  In 2014, Douglas Jemal purchased the […]


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? […]