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Get started with a startup: Join the Forge Buffalo community

Forge Buffalo isn’t your average job board. It’s a community for job seekers and startup enthusiasts alike to learn about new jobs, connect at networking events, and get access to expert advice. So whether you’re a lifelong Buffalonian, an ex-pat thinking about moving back home, or an out-of-towner curious about what’s happening in our community, you’ve come to the right place.

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43North Portfolio Company Squire Raises $34M Series B

Barbershop management platform and 43North portfolio company Squire announced today that it has closed a $34M Series B, led by San Francisco-based venture capital firm CRV. Squire received a $650K investment from 43North in 2017, and currently has a customer success and operations team headquartered in Buffalo at Seneca One Tower.

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Order Takeout and Support FeedMore WNY on June 2nd Through Takeout for Good

43North portfolio company GroupRaise is hosting a nationwide effort to support food banks called Takeout for Good on Tuesday, June 2nd. More than 1,500 restaurants across the country have signed up to donate a portion of their sales (15-25%) during the event to their local food bank, including several right here in Western New York.

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50 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

Earth Day celebrations might look a bit different this year, as we’re staying home and adhering to social distancing guidelines, but don’t let that stop you from safely enjoying the great outdoors and taking care of our planet.

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2019 Year in Review

Hundreds of local jobs created. Over $175M in venture capital investment. And the first tech unicorn in our portfolio (and in Buffalo). We take a look back on all that happened in 2019, as we excitedly look forward to what’s to come in 2020.

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Enter the Inaugural Startup Madness Bracket Challenge!

Introducing the first-ever Startup Madness Bracket Challenge. Pick which 10 startups you think will pitch live on stage at Shea’s on October 30th, which 8 will become the next 43North Winners, and who will receive the top investment of $1 million.

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Founder Friday: Thomas Wilkie and Tim Adowski, Storillo

Storillo is working to make group work more collaborative and get teachers integrated into the group’s workflow. Learn how Storillo is putting “the group back in group work” in today’s Founder Friday with co-founders Thomas Wilkie and Tim Adowski!

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