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Applications for 2024 are now closed.

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What We Look For

At 43North, we look for:

    • Pre-seed/Seed stage companies
    • Founders with domain expertise and a strong team
    • Companies with a ready-to-ship product and traction with customers
    • Revenue or a clear path to revenue within 12 months
    • Most importantly, founders should not only be willing to relocate their company but should see significant value and opportunity in operating in a city like Buffalo.

What Startups Get

In exchange for an investment of $1M, portfolio companies:

    • Locate their CEO and at least 50% of staff in Buffalo for at least 12 months
    • Provide 5% equity to 43North


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“43North is so much more than just an investment. Everything you need to be the best founder for this stage of your business is waiting for you here at 43North.”

— Courtney Caldwell, Founder & COO, ShearShare (Y7)

Learn More About 43North

Our Program

Annual $5M investment in seed-stage startups through our immersive accelerator.


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43North Finals

Watch as entrepreneurs battle live on stage for a cut of $5 million.