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CRM & Application Manager

43North
The CRM & Application Manager manages communications among key stakeholder groups in the 43North ecosystem, including 43North portfolio companies, applicants, mentors and investors across a number of technology platforms. They build our applicant prospecting strategy, and lead applicant communications throughout 43North’s global startup competition from launch to finals.
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Web Developer

Front End Web Developer (UI/UX Designer)

Circuit Clinical
We are looking for an ambitious and passionate Front-End Web Developer to join our mission to make it easier for patients to find, choose, and participate in clinical trials. You’ll work closely with other developers, the product owner, digital marketers, and graphic designers to produce fresh but familiar user experiences for patients seeking clinical trials. You will provide insights on new designs, develop and maintain various web applications as well as the company website.
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Marketing

Content Marketing Manager

43North
Are you a creative thinker, with a digital-first mindset, a knack for the written word and a love for creating engaging social content? Can you switch gears on a dime, manage projects and deliver in a fast-paced demanding environment? Are you curious about Buffalo”s startup ecosystem and passionate about the Queen City? If so, you might be 43North”s next Content Marketing Manager.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE

Customer Success Specialist

Kangarootime
Kangarootime is hiring for a Customer Service Specialist in our Buffalo, NY location. Are you a creative thinker who loves to tackle customer service issues? Are you passionate about making people happy? Are you eager to make an impact? If so, Kangarootime’s Customer Success Specialist position may be the role for you.
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Information Technology

Business System Analyst

Odoo
Odoo is the world’s top open-source ERP SaaS Company (Electronic Resource Planning, Software as a Service) with more than 5 million users worldwide! We deliver world-changing technology to thousands of businesses across the globe, and our Business Systems Analyst are the unflappable operatives who work one-on-one with clients to design and execute the implementation of that technology
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Pro-Sales

Sales Development Representative

ARCA
ARCA looking for an SDR to focus on bringing new customers into the ARCA Sales Program. You will explore new leads for product sales and support all pre-existing accounts. Your efforts will help convert our current customers into enterprise accounts and key relationships. You will be working hand-in-hand with our Sales Executives and Account Executives by finding quality leads to bring into our customer base and supporting their engagement.
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“It was time to relocate. I knew what I wanted from my new home; I just didn’t know where it would be. Then I discovered 43North and I was hooked! We packed the car, convinced our dog she would love the city, and were Buffalo bound! We didn’t know anyone, and I didn’t have a job. That didn’t matter in Buffalo. I found my startup dream job and have made lots of friends. Buffalo is home!”

– Sandra H., Brand Analyst at Kickfurther

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43North Small Business School – Pursuit/Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery: Next Round oF PPP & Financial Reporting

43North Small Business School – Pursuit/Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery: Next Round oF PPP & Financial Reporting

Virtual Workshop 10:00 AM
Join Sherri Falk of Pursuit Lending as we focus on how to account for relief loans & debt, cash & assets, and partner distributions so that you can effectively communicate with lenders about the state of your business when securing financing. We will also talk about how PPP forgiveness can impact your leverage as well as the possibility of new PPP funding and other CDFI programs to help your business thrive in 2021.
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43North Small Business School – ABCs of Business Law

43North Small Business School – ABCs of Business Law

Virtual Workshop 10:00 AM
This workshop, hosted by Matthew Pelkey, Esq. of University at Buffalo’s law clinic, will focus on common legal issues small businesses face and how to avoid making mistakes so that your business can thrive. Specific topics will include labor and employment law, entity structure, governance, and financing. You will leave this webinar having a better handle on: – How to avoid lawsuits – How to comply with employment law and prevent HR issues – Choosing the correct structure for your entity, or changing it
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WHY and HOW: Building a Startup Ecosystem in Buffalo

WHY and HOW: Building a Startup Ecosystem in Buffalo

The following blog was shared with Forge Buffalo by Rick Gardner, the Director of Startup Ventures at the University at Buffalo. A partner of Buffalo’s startup community, the Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) at the University at Buffalo builds bridges between academia and industry, helps commercialize new technology, and provides students with experiential learning and […]
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Western New York Trailblazer: John Lockwood, Strayos

Western New York Trailblazer: John Lockwood, Strayos

Western New York is full of innovators, blazing new trails as they work to build a better Buffalo. In collaboration with our partners at 43North, Aleron, Be In Buffalo and TechBuffalo, Forge Buffalo is celebrating a select group of these Western New York Trailblazers.  John Lockwood is a Full Stack Developer at 43North portfolio company Strayos, a 3D visual intelligence […]
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Will 2021 be the year of the startup?

Will 2021 be the year of the startup?

Yes! Don’t believe me? GM was founded in 1908 on the heels of the 1907 financial crisis. Burger King started slinging beef patties amid the post-Korean War recession. William Hewlett and David Packard formed the genesis of Hewlett-Packard during a recession in the late 1930s. The Great Recession, which lasted from 2007 to 2009, saw […]
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“Moving HiOperator from NYC to Buffalo was a game-changer in our ability to scale. We needed to hire dozens and dozens of employees quickly, and we never would have been able to do so with the same speed and affordability as we’ve been able to in Buffalo.”

– Liz Tsai, HiOperator CEO

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