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 a deep bench of up and comers who collectively fill out a nearly $6B portfolio valuation. Our home in Buffalo looks a lot different too, as does our view which now overlooks Lake Erie from the 24th floor of Seneca One Tower. It’s a good time to be a startup in Buffalo and we’re ready to add more to the pack!

If you’re new here, welcome! 43North is a Buffalo, NY-based accelerator that invests $5M annually through one of the world’s largest startup competitions. The competition is geared towards seed-stage startups, offering founders a chance to secure up to $1 million in funding and land a spot in 43North’s accelerator program. If you’re a founder with domain expertise, traction with customers, and a strong team, we want to hear from you!

Learn More About the Competition

I’m Ready to Apply

If you’re curious and have some questions/want to chat, join our Why to Apply Webinar on Wednesday, June 9 at 1 pm ET where 43North’s VP of Portfolio and Selection, Kevin Siskar will be joined by founders Joe Neiman of the unicorn and publicly-traded ACV (43N Y2); Songe LaRon of barbershop tech platform, Squire (43N Y4); and Nadia Hamilton of Magnusmode (43N Y5). Register Here

We know this competition could be life-altering and a game-changer for your business, but don’t sit and think about it too long. The deadline to apply is Monday July 19, at 12 PM ET!