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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 receive an investment of $1 million each and join their immersive accelerator program.

"Buffalo has become an epicenter of technology and innovation thanks to programs like 43North's startup competition and the investments made by New York to foster economic growth and job creation," Governor Hochul said. "Since its launch, 43North has helped to revitalize this community and encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs and creators to build and participate in Buffalo's growth. I applaud 43North's continued work and our message is loud and clear to entrepreneurs around the world - New York State is home to the jobs of the future."

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said, "The transformative economic success offered by 43North elevates our communities with innovative job creation, cutting-edge businesses, and the draw of diverse, top talent to our region. I look forward to supporting this year's applicants and I thank 43North for fueling an economic resurgence in Western New York."

Read the full press release here.