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43North Founders Featured in Forbes Next 1000

Repost from Forbes: America is rich in small businesses. These enterprises account for over 30 million U.S. businesses and some two-thirds of net new jobs. While venture-backed startups generally skew white, male and coastal, these Main Street companies actually look like—and drive—America. To shine a light on these entrepreneurial heroes, Forbes has created the Next […]


Forbes: How An Entrepreneur’s 360-Degree Camera Became A Tool For First Responders

The following is a repost from Forbes in which, 43North Y3 portfolio company Bounce Imaging and its founder Francisco Aguilar are featured as part of the Forbes Next 1000 listing.   Francisco Aguilar, founder-CEO of Bounce Imaging, created a bocce ball-size 360-degree camera that can be thrown into dangerous spaces to see what’s happening inside […]


NerdWallet: It’s Now Easier Than Ever for Your Boss to Pay Your Student Loans

The following is a repost of an article from NerdWallet featuring 43North Y6 portfolio company Peanut Butter. Congress just gave your employer a good reason to help pay off your student loans. And unlike many student loan relief programs, this one includes private loans. The December 2020 coronavirus relief law gives your boss the opportunity […]


Western New York Trailblazer: John Gavigan, Endeavor

Western New York is full of innovators, blazing new trails as they work to build a better Buffalo. In collaboration with our partners at Forge Buffalo, Aleron, Be In Buffalo and TechBuffalo, 43North is celebrating a select group of these Western New York Trailblazers. John Gavigan is the Managing Director at Endeavor, a mission-driven, global organization leading the high-impact […]


43North Launches Free Small Business School Series

43North is kicking off 2021 with the announcement of its Small Business School.  This free virtual educational workshop series features local professionals and experts who will cover a variety of topics – all aimed to help small business owners sharpen their skills and elevate their business. From social media to legal to accounting and more, […]


43North 2020 Year In Review

2020 looked like a year to retreat on the surface, but for 43North, it’s been a year marked by great momentum and the type of traction that turned things we only dreamed about when we started in 2014 into reality. This year, our portfolio companies raised over $150 million in venture capital, walked away with […]


Buffalo News: $19 million flowing to small businesses from Covid-19 relief program

Repost from the Buffalo News About $19 million worth of checks are in the mail to small businesses in Erie County chosen for grants from a Covid-19 relief program. The “Back to Business” program has started notifying 1,366 businesses that their money is coming. The recipients are among 5,000 small businesses that applied for grants and were […]


Fourth Installment of Virtual Discussion Series Focuses on When to Pivot

Starting a company is filled with ups and downs. Products and features don’t always work, customers may have no interest in something you thought was extremely valuable or a global pandemic might completely change the way the world does business. Part of being a strong founder is knowing when something isn’t going to work and […]


Grant Program Invites Small Business Owners to ‘Kickstart Your Comeback’ with Erie County Back to Business Relief Fund

Small businesses in Erie County have a new opportunity to apply for COVID-related aid. The Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, which kicked off today, is a $20 million relief fund offering direct financial assistance to qualifying Erie County-based small businesses. Between October 13 and November 2, small business owners can apply for grants […]


Buffalo Business First: Squire Technologies founders selected to Endeavor Global network

Re-post from Buffalo Business First Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant may have seemed like an unlikely match for Buffalo. And it may have seemed like the trajectory of their company, Squire Technologies, would succumb to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the duo continues to make an important mark in Western New York – most recently as the first Buffalo-based entrepreneurs […]