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Summer Internship Applications Are Now Open!

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 world’s fastest-growing companies to our vibrant

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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

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Mastering Your Inbound Pipeline with The Gist

In this episode, CJ Maurer, the driving force behind The Gist, a dynamic inbound marketing agency headquartered at Buffalo’s iconic Seneca One Tower, joins forces with the 43North team. Together, they explore the intricate world of mastering your CRM to supercharge sales through the dynamic landscape of inbound marketing. ABOUT THE GIST: The Gist is

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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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Trainwreck Sports Takeover: Behind the Scenes of 43North Finals

  In an exciting twist, Maniac from Trainwreck Sports steps in as the guest host of the Latitude Podcast for an exclusive behind-the-scenes episode. Join him as he sits down with the brilliant minds behind the 43North Marketing Team – Tiffani, Devin, and Maura – to unravel the inner workings of 43North Finals. Resources: Get

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Meet the 2023 43North Finalists

43North Finals returns for the 9th year on Thursday, October 12th. The stage is set for companies from around the world to go head-to-head, vying for a cut of $5 million and the opportunity to build their business right here in Buffalo, NY. Out of the 15 finalists, only five will secure $1 million each

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Brand Identity Architecture

John B Johnson, Identity Architect, discusses how to optimize your brand identity to directly benefit your marketing efforts, product development, and more. Listen to John’s tips on why your branding needs to be more than a logo, and how a small studio helped 43North Y7 Portfolio Company, ShearShare! ABOUT JOHN John B. Johnson, hailing from