1,399 small business shared a total of $19.2 million from the county’s “Back to Business” grant program, funded through the federal CARES Act, in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $45,000.
The "Back to Business" program has started notifying 1,366 businesses that their money is coming.
The "Back to Business" program attracted applications from 5,022 small businesses harmed by the pandemic, seeking help with covering their expenses.
The Back to Business program will provide grants to small businesses that have suffered economic fallout from the pandemic.
One of the most exciting prospects for the continued success of Canalside, Buffalo’s waterfront district, is the plan to put a historic carous…
The 2018 winner of the 43North business plan competition appeared on the season premiere of the ABC-TV show "Shark Tank" on Friday.
Buffalo will have a rooting interest for the season premiere of "Shark Tank."
Squire Technologies made a splash locally in 2017 when it won the $650,000 runner-up prize in the 43North competition. It turns out the startup was only getting started here.
"Our relationship with Techstars not only required significant resources, but also the ability to have in-person interactions, events and programming, which are simply not possible under current circumstances," said Colleen E. Heidinger, 43North's president.
Whose Your Landlord, a 43North portfolio company, is teaming up with Walmart and other partners on a rent relief program.
43North hosted a virtual "demo day," allowing 13 of its portfolio companies to make four-minute pitches to 250 investors.
CleanSlate is a past 43North prize winner with operations in Toronto and Buffalo.
Immersed Games, a Buffalo-based startup, was among eight firms selected by AT&T for its sixth annual Aspire Accelerator class, a program focused on education technology. Immersed Games will receive a $125,000 investment, plus six months of mentoring, resources and services to help reach students across the country. A runner-up in 2018’s 43North competition, Immersed Games uses online games to
How do you sell people on a region they can’t experience in a normal way, with so many shutdowns and
A Buffalo startup played a key role in helping researchers obtain quick approval for a Covid-19 test that relies on a person’s saliva, rather than using swabs. Circuit Clinical was able to quickly recruit 99 local residents to provide saliva samples to help researchers determine if a saliva test would yield the same results as a blood test. Some
Keeping kids engaged while parents work from home – a familiar challenge nowadays – was the $10,000 first-place project in 43North’s “Code:Buffalo” hackathon. Creative Kidz captured the top prize in the competition, which moved online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team, consisting of Fatih Aksel, Hazel Aksel and Jeffrey Raugh, created an online platform where parents
Two local startups have received infusions of capital to the tune of a combined $10 million. CleanSlate UV, which makes technology that disinfects mobile devices, raised $7 million in funding, led by Prolog Ventures. SparkCharge, a maker of portable electrical charging devices aimed at serving the automotive industry, closed on a $3.3 million round of seed funding, led by
43North has turned its second annual “Code:Buffalo” event into an online competition, with $15,000 in prize money up for grabs. Teams that sign up for the “hackathon” are being directed to “build something for Buffalo.” “It’s really broad by design because we’re looking to inspire our participants to really build something impactful,” said Maura Devlin, a 43North spokeswoman. “As
43North has a new home – Seneca One – and a new class of prize winners. While the 7 companies continue to develop their businesses, 43North hopes to convince them to stay beyond their one-year
One of the eight prize winners from last October’s 43North competition isn’t moving to
When Colleen E. Heidinger moved back to Buffalo, she knew what type of job that she did – and didn’t – want. “I was not willing to wear a suit and sit in a cube and do a 9-to-5 job,” Heidinger said. “I was very, very adamant that no matter what I did coming back here from Santa Monica,