Today, 43North hosted its second annual JobCade career fair for Buffalo-area startups and emerging businesses. More than 50 local companies, looking to fill over 400 openings, were on hand for the event. Hundreds of job seekers showed up to learn about the wide array of opportunities that included roles in sales, marketing, operations, accounting, manufacturing and more.

As part of the job fair, 43North announced the official launch of Forge Buffalo. Forge Buffalo is an online community created in conjunction with New York State and Viaduct that aims to connect job seekers with startups in Buffalo. In addition to job boards, the website will offer resources on resume building, networking events and news about Western New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“We’re excited to be here at JobCade, among hundreds of job seekers and to announce the official launch of Forge Buffalo,” said Colleen Heidinger, President of 43North. “If you’ve thought about pursuing a career with a local startup, Forge Buffalo is a great resource to learn about these fast-growing companies and how you can be an integral part of their long-term success in our community.”

Since its inception in 2014, 43North portfolio companies have created nearly 600 jobs in Buffalo alone. For more information and to learn about job opportunities in the startup, tech and emerging business space, visit

About 43North

43North is the startup competition that invests $5 million annually to attract and cultivate high-growth startups in Buffalo. 43North portfolio companies also receive free incubator space in Buffalo for one year, guidance from mentors in related fields, and access to other business incentive programs such as START-UP NY. 43North operates through the support of New York State, Empire State Development, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and several other sponsors. For more information about 43North, visit

About Viaduct

Viaduct is a talent acquisition company that connects emerging businesses with their most important asset: people. A proven partner to the startup community, Viaduct works with entrepreneurs to identify new job candidates, assess their compatibilities, and manage their onboarding every step of the way.

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