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Our Application is Now Open!

Apply to 43North’s Accelerator Program Today Hey, seed-stage founders! Our 2024 application is now open. Sharpen your edge with $1 million in funding, expert mentorship, invaluable connections, and an immersive accelerator program like no other.  Now in our 10th year, our track record speaks volumes: with 69 startups in our portfolio and an IPO under

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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 passion

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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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Peddling Forward: Building a Community with KAV

In the realm of innovation and community building, KAV’s founder, Whitman Kwok, sits down with Justine Palkowski, Senior Marketing Manager, on our Latitude podcast. Freshly welcomed into 43North’s Y9 cohort, Whitman unfolds the narrative that brought KAV to Buffalo – a journey brimming with resilience, technological marvels, and a commitment to community that resonates deeply

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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

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43North’s Inaugural Alumni Summit: Building Bonds Beyond Buffalo

At the end of October, 43North hosted its inaugural Alumni Summit in Buffalo, NY. The two-day event gathered over 35 alumni founders from nearly 30 of 43North’s portfolio companies for multiple days of programming, networking, and of course, Buffalo football. How does a startup accelerator engage and support its portfolio companies after they leave the

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Navigating Year-End: Your Guide to Landing Your Dream Job in 2024

As the year draws to a close, it’s natural to reflect on the past months and set goals for the upcoming year. For many, this includes aspirations for career growth and the pursuit of that dream job. Whether you’re actively job-seeking or simply looking to make strategic career moves, here’s a comprehensive guide on what