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In the News

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.

Tech Crunch: CleanFiber wants to turn millions of tons of cardboard boxes into insulation

CleanFiber (Y3) aims to convert millions of tons of cardboard boxes into insulation, addressing the decline in newspaper availability by overcoming contamination challenges, and has produced insulation for 20,000 homes, with plans to expand beyond its Buffalo plant.

Top Seedz founder Rebecca Brandy poses in new Buffalo, NY facility.
Top Seedz raises $750K from Western New York Impact Investment Fund

Top Seedz recently closed a $750,000 funding round, backed entirely by Western New York Impact Investment Fund.

Press Releases

Governor Hochul Announces Launch of 43North’s Ninth Startup Competition

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

Startups From Around the World to Pitch for Cut of $5 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,

43North Announces $1 Million in Funding for HiOperator and Kickfurther

Today, startup accelerator 43North announced follow-on investment for two of their year five portfolio companies, HiOperator and Kickfurther.

Learn More About 43North

Our Program

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

Our Portfolio

Our companies include a unicorn and a publicly traded company among the ranks.

Who We Are

43North is a startup accelerator that invests $5 million annually into growing Buffalo’s startup ecosystem.