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43North Applications Now Open!

March 10, 2017 - May 24, 2017


Here’s how the application process works:

  • We had two deadlines for submitting your first round application:
    • Early bird submission deadline ($50 fee): MARCH 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
    • Final submission deadline ($100 fee): MAY 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • In the summer, we’ll have our semifinals round, with live video conference pitches.
  • During 43North Week in October 2017, up to 20 carefully selected companies will be flown in to BUFFALO, NY (all-expenses-paid) to pitch live, in-person. Eight winners will be selected to receive a cut of $5 MILLION in cash prizes, as well as mentorship and incubator space.


Here are TWO KEY POINTS for 43North competitors to understand:

  • Winners agree to locate their companies in BUFFALO, NY for a minimum of 12 months, beginning in January 2018. And just ask our past winners – you’re going to love it here!
  • 43North takes a 5% equity stake in each of our winning companies, regardless of cash award size.


If you’re a fine-print fanatic, you’ll have a blast with our Terms and Conditions.

And there’s no such thing as a bad question. But be sure to check out our handy FAQ section for the answers to most of them.


March 10, 2017
May 24, 2017




43North Incubator @ The Innovation Center
640 Ellicott Street #108
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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