43North is a venture capital firm which specializes in post-seed stage startups and a startup pitch competition. The Firm focuses on a range of spheres, including fintech, edtech, SaaS, cleantech, agtech, software, B2B, B2C, hardware, manufacturing, etc. It also provides companies with workspace in the business incubator, tax incentives, guidance from mentors, media coverage.

HQBuffalo, NY, US
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43North was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY, US

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Key People/Management at 43North

Alex Gress

Alex Gress

Lauren Baynes

Lauren Baynes

VP of Portfolio Management and Selection
Nate Benson

Nate Benson

Content Director
Peter Burakowski

Peter Burakowski

VP of Marketing and Organizational Strategy
Colleen Heidinger

Colleen Heidinger

VP of Programming and Community Strategy
Adam Petrie

Adam Petrie

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43North Office Locations

43North has an office in Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, US (HQ)
1 Seneca St
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43North Online and Social Media Presence

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43North Blogs

You’re Invited! These 43North Finals Events are Open to the Public!

43NORTH FINALS RETURNS This fall, the high-stakes 43North Finals event returns and top founders from around the world will battle live on stage for a cut of $5 million and a chance to grow their business right here in Buffalo! Never been? Here’s your chance to see what startups are all about! Whethe…

Fall activities in Buffalo, NY 🍁

Here in Buffalo, we are lucky enough to enjoy all four seasons, each with indoor and outdoor activities year-round! Fall in WNY is especially beautiful, as deep shades of amber, auburn, and crimson engulf the trees, creating breathtaking foliage views across Lake Erie and its surrounding areas. If y…

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…

Seneca One Spotlight

Seneca One Tower, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, radiates with promising energy that continues to ripple into the entire city. Serving as a beacon for Buffalo’s growing startup and tech ecosystem, the tower is home to the 43North team, our current cohort, and many other startup leaders.  …

Building a Tech & Startup Ecosystem in Buffalo

Earlier this month, Eric Reich, Board Member, 43North & TechBuffalo joined Mike Langellier, President and CEO of TechPoint at Seneca One to talk about Buffalo’s thriving tech ecosystem and how we can continue to scale.  Over the last decade, Mike has played a role in helping Indianapolis build a…

Winning & Thriving with 43North’s Startup Accelerator Program

How to Submit an Application That Will Get Your Startup Noticed Every year, 43North receives hundreds of applications from outstanding founders of seed-stage startups. Then, they go through three rounds of judging before we even decide who will come pitch on stage. So how do you make your startup ap…
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43North Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was 43North founded?

    43North was founded in 2014.

  • Who are 43North key executives?

    43North's key executives are Alex Gress, Lauren Baynes and Nate Benson.

  • Where is 43North headquarters?

    43North headquarters is located at 1 Seneca St, Buffalo.

  • Where are 43North offices?

    43North has an office in Buffalo.

  • How many offices does 43North have?

    43North has 1 office.