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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.

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A Sneak Peek at Top Seedz New HQ in Buffalo

Top Seedz (Y7) is gearing up for a major move into its new downtown headquarters, signaling a significant expansion for our favorite cracker and seed company. The 35,000-square-foot space is nearing completion, with the manufacturing area already 90% ready. This strategic move is expected to boost production capacity by 600%, setting the stage for a

Introducing Our Year Nine Cohort

Five Exceptional Startups Joining Buffalo’s Thriving Startup Ecosystem On October 12th, we had the incredible privilege of standing on the stage at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, surrounded by 3,000 people from the Buffalo community as we kicked off our ninth edition of 43North Finals. Our team works tirelessly, starting at the beginning of the year,

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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

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,

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

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

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

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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.