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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 […]

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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 […]

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Building a Tech & Startup Ecosystem in Buffalo

Earlier this month, Eric Reich, Board Member, 43North & TechBuffalo joined Mike Langellier, President and CEO of TechPoint at Seneca One to talk about Buffalo’s thriving tech ecosystem and how we can continue to scale. 

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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? […]

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New York State Launches Year Seven of 43North Startup Competition

Call for Founders to Grow Businesses in Buffalo for Cut of $5 Million in Investment Finalists to Face-Off at Live In-Person Pitch Event in October New York State announced that applications are now being accepted for the seventh year of 43North, the $5 million startup competition that attracts world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in […]

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And We’re Back! 43North Startup Competition is Open

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 […]

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Buffalo Business First: 43North is reinvesting in three winners. Here’s what they’ll do with the money.

The following is a repost of an article from Buffalo Business First highlighting 43North awarding follow-on funding to three of our portfolio companies. We’ve also included a recap video for a behind-the-scenes look at our follow-on fund selection process. 43North has reinvested in three companies that previously won awards in its namesake competition. Kangarootime, CleanFiber and […]

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Reflecting on ACV’s Rise to IPO

ACV’s IPO is an incredible feat by any standards – even the Silicon Valley ones; so for a home-grown Buffalo tech company to hit this milestone, it is a monumental achievement, and its impact will be equally as remarkable in our region. So before we officially turn the page on this chapter, we sat down […]

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