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Top Seedz featured in CNBC Make It

Check out Top Seedz (Y7) featured in CNBC Make It written by Tom Huddleston, Jr. Founder Rebecca Brady’s journey from making homemade snacks to building a business projected to bring in $10M this year showcases true innovation and resilience. Top Seedz is experiencing rapid national growth and is expanding its new facility in Buffalo.

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Charging Ahead: Jane Chen’s Electrical Revolution with StepWise

 In this episode of the Latitude podcast by 43North, Justine Palkowski, Senior Marketing Manager, hosts the co-founders of Stepwise, a Y9 cohort company that recently relocated to Buffalo. Stepwise aims to revolutionize electrification, making it affordable and accessible for homeowners. Meet the Team: Jane Chen, Co-founder and CEO, brings a business background and a

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Leaning into Your Strengths for Entrepreneurial Success

Discover the keys to entrepreneurial success as Helen Min, Managing Partner at Phenomenal Ventures, shares insights on playing to your strengths in the startup world. Helen, a Buffalo native with a background in major tech companies and advertising, discusses the evolving role of AI, the power of complementary strengths in founding teams, and the crucial

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How Tech Can Save You Money with StoreCash

In our latest Latitude with 43North episode, we sat down with Daricus Releford, Co-founder and CEO of StoreCash, a dynamic app that’s reshaping how you save at your favorite stores. Daricus, part of our year nine cohort, shares the ins and outs of StoreCash, its unique features, and his journey as a black founder in

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Summer Internships

*Summer 2024 applications are now closed* Buffalo’s most sought-after internship experience is back! The 43North Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications through March 7, 2024. Immerse yourself in exclusive opportunities, from sitting in on meetings with founders to shaking hands with top-tier investors. Contribute to the growth of Buffalo by helping us bring the

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From Financial Instability to $1M Investment

In this compelling episode of the 43North podcast, we unravel the remarkable journey of Kredit Academy, a 43North Y9 portfolio company that recently relocated to Buffalo, New York. Founder Evan Leaphart, drawing from his own struggles with credit card debt at the age of 18, shares how this pivotal moment ignited the creation of Kredit

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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