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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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WNY Hiking Trails with Shannon McCabe

43North’s Shannon McCabe, loves to hike, just like many other Buffalonians. Fortunately, WNY is home to several awe-inspiring hiking trails that are just minutes from the heart of the Queen City. Looking to explore and admire these dreamlike landscapes?  Check out some of Shannon’s favorite WNY trails: Tifft Nature Preserve 📍Distance from Downtown: 0 miles […]

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Governor Hochul Announces $1 Million Grand Prize Winner of 43North’s 7th Annual Startup Competition

Top Seedz Wins $1 Million Investment in $5 Million Startup Competition  Seven Additional Companies Each Receive Investments of $500,000 Mayor Byron Brown today announced the winners of the seventh annual $5 million 43North startup competition, including the grand prize winner of a $1 million investment and the seven companies that each won investments of $500,000. […]

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You’re Invited! These 43North Finals Events are Open to the Public!

43NORTH FINALS RETURNS This fall, the high-stakes 43North Finals event returns and top founders from around the world will battle live on stage for a cut of $5 million and a chance to grow their business right here in Buffalo! Never been? Here’s your chance to see what startups are all about! Whether you’re a […]

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Fall activities in Buffalo, NY 🍁

Here in Buffalo, we are lucky enough to enjoy all four seasons, each with indoor and outdoor activities year-round! Fall in WNY is especially beautiful, as deep shades of amber, auburn, and crimson engulf the trees, creating breathtaking foliage views across Lake Erie and its surrounding areas. If you’re making your way to the Queen […]

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19 Startups From Around the World to Pitch for Cut of $5 Million, Including Top Prize of $1 Million

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the 19 finalists for the 43North seventh annual startup competition. The finalists will be coming to Buffalo later this month to pitch for one of eight investments totaling $5 million, including a top prize of $1 million. These startups originate from across the United States, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom, […]

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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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