Buffalo-Based Accelerator Kicks Off Search for Five Companies to Receive $1 Million Investments Applications Can Be Submitted Here Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that applications are now being accepted for the ninth year of 43North, the State-funded accelerator that invests $5 million annually to attract world-class entrepreneurs to grow their startups in Buffalo. This year, 43North will select five seed-stage startups to
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,
Today, startup accelerator 43North announced follow-on investment for two of their year five portfolio companies, HiOperator and Kickfurther.
43North concluded its Code:Buffalo Hackathon @ Home and selected three teams to win a share of $15,000. The hackathon, which challenged participants to “build something to support the Buffalo community,” was moved to a virtual format this year due to COVID-19.
Today, 43North hosted its second annual JobCade career fair for Buffalo-area startups and emerging businesses. More than 50 local companies, looking to fill over 400 openings, were on hand for the event. Hundreds of job seekers showed up to learn about the wide array of opportunities that included roles in sales, marketing, operations, accounting, manufacturing and more.
Today, the 43North Board of Directors announced the appointment of Colleen E. Heidinger to President. The move for Heidinger comes after nearly five years with the organization, where she most recently served as VP of Programming Strategy and Community Engagement.
43North portfolio company ACV Auctions has raised a $150 million Series E round of financing at a valuation of greater than $1.5 billion, making it Buffalo’s first tech unicorn.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the winners of the sixth 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.
Today, 43North announced the five Finals Judges who will review the pitches, pose questions to the finalists, and determine this year’s winners.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 16 finalists of this year’s 43North competition that 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.
The inaugural Techstars Startup Week Buffalo will take place from Sept. 15 to 19. This five-day celebration of Buffalo’s emerging startup ecosystem will feature dozens of speakers from Western New York and across North America, workshops, networking opportunities, and social events.
In partnership with Ureeka, Ignite Buffalo is inviting Western New York small businesses to apply to Ureeka’s Small Business Pitch Competition, where 5 prizes totaling $30,000 will be awarded.