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Meet Chad Witherell - Forge Buffalo's Talent Advisor. Chad is all about helping candidates link up with Buffalo’s hottest startups.
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Forge Buffalo’s November Startup Roundup

Forge Buffalo’s November Startup Roundup

Check out the fresh opportunities on Forge Buffalo and some key information about the companies where you can forge your path!
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Equity vs. Annual Salary: Which Should You Choose?

Equity vs. Annual Salary: Which Should You Choose?

Taking equity as compensation has its risks, but it could also lead to big rewards. Here’s what you should know.
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Forge Buffalo October Startup Roundup

Forge Buffalo October Startup Roundup

Check out the newest positions and companies on the Forge Buffalo job board in this October Startup Roundup!
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Recapping: Talking Tech Talent & Startups Event

Recapping: Talking Tech Talent & Startups Event

Long Story Short: Buffalo’s thriving tech and startup ecosystem keeps getting bigger and better. Our Forge Buffalo team hosted a panel discussion at Aleron’s corporate headquarters with a group of executives from some of Western New York’s hottest startups. John Kowalski of ACV Auctions, Stephanie Ubaldini of Jerry, and Nick Kosinski of Odoo shared some […]
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What to Ask: 10 Can't-miss Interview Questions

What to Ask: 10 Can’t-Miss Interview Questions

Long Story Short: A wise person once said that asking questions is one of the 8 Steps to Crushing Your Next Job Interview.   For job seekers, asking insightful questions can further highlight your interest in the role and curiosity to learn more about the opportunity. It can also help you discover interesting nuggets about […]
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September Startup Roundup

Forge Buffalo September Startup Roundup

Long Story Short: Buffalo’s startup and tech community is buzzing with growth and activity. Company growth means an increased need for talent and greater opportunities for job seekers. These high-growth companies offer a wide range of career options from sales executives to marketing professionals to office admins and more! If you’re ready for these companies […]
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Building Brand Awareness

Building Brand Awareness

Long Story Short: Name recognition can be a major speed bump on the road to success for many startups and emerging businesses. A lack of brand awareness makes it harder to attract candidates, customers, and investors.  Building a social media presence, publishing a blog, and participating in community events are just a few ways companies […]
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What They Said vs. What You Should Know

What They Said vs. What You Should Know

We're here to help you forge your path by telling you the truth about startups and what you should know.
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Forge Buffalo August Startup Roundup

Forge Buffalo August Startup Roundup

Long Story Short: Buffalo’s startup and tech community is buzzing with growth and activity. Company growth means an increased need for talent and greater opportunities for job seekers. These high-growth companies offer a wide range of career options from sales executives to marketing professionals to office admins and more! If you’re ready for these companies […]
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What Makes Working at a Startup Special?

What Makes Working at a Startup Special?

What makes working at a startup special? Our team is here to tell you why working for an emerging company is worth your while.
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How to Master Your Elevator Pitch

How to Master Your Elevator Pitch

With the number of networking events continually increasing, having and executing a successful elevator pitch can be the key to standing out for many job seekers and founders. Follow our tips to construct a compelling elevator pitch that enhances awareness for you and your organization, builds your brand and positions you to land the startup job of your dreams!
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Western New York Trailblazers: Cody Semrau

Western New York Trailblazers: Cody Semrau

Cody Semrau, the founder of the online therapy platform created exclusively for college students, BetterMynd, is looking to make it as easy as possible for students to get the help they need.
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Aerial image of downtown Buffalo, NY, including the Erie Basin Marina and Riverworks taken an evening in June 2021.

Photographer: Douglas Levere

This image has been approved by University Communications—under the guidance of UB’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety—to align with current health and safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Buffalo?

Good things are happening in Buffalo—and more are on the way. Looking for more reasons to love the 7-1-6? Our acrostic poem will give you some top reasons why you should explore living in Buffalo.
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Why Now Is The Best Time to Switch to a Startup Job

Why Now Is The Best Time to Switch to a Startup Job

Startup opportunities are knocking! If you're thinking about changing jobs in the coming months, here are some reasons why now is the right time to switch to a startup job.
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8 Steps to Crushing Your Next Job Interview

8 Steps to Crushing Your Next Job Interview

Interviewing for a new job can be stressful, unsettling and downright scary. Preparation is the key to success. Tom Hausler, a seasoned recruitment pro at Viaduct, has built a list of do’s and don’ts to help crush your next job interview. Research the company You’ve secured an interview at a new company. Congrats! But don’t […]
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Western New York Trailblazers: Marie Rachelle

Western New York Trailblazers: Marie Rachelle

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, Be In Buffalo, TechBuffalo, and Aleron, we’re celebrating a select group of these Western New York Trailblazers.  In this edition, we connected with Marie Rachelle, the founder and owner of Convergence Coworking, to learn […]
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The Catch Up: Talking Women in Tech with TechBuffalo

The Catch Up: Talking Women in Tech with TechBuffalo

The benefits of diversity are far from a secret. Diverse companies perform better, hire better talent and are better at engaging with and retaining employees. We’re not just making this up; it’s science. When companies stop focusing on one section of society, they create better and safer products that take everyone into consideration.  Yet, somehow […]
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Effective Leadership in a Remote Workplace

Effective Leadership in a Remote Workplace

Are you craving some quality in-office interaction? Do you find yourself itching for a sense of workplace normalcy? Is your mind desperate for a return to the way things used to be? Unfortunately, it may be several more months before these dreams turn into reality—and we all need to properly prepare ourselves for the uncertain […]
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Western New York Trailblazer: John Gavigan, Endeavor

Western New York Trailblazer: John Gavigan, Endeavor

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 Gavigan is the Managing Director at Endeavor, a mission-driven, global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship […]
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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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Western New York Trailblazer: Graham Vosburg, Kickfurther

Western New York Trailblazer: Graham Vosburg, Kickfurther

Western New York is full of innovative people, blazing new trails as they work to build a better Buffalo. Forge Buffalo is teaming up with our friends at 43North, Aleron, Be In Buffalo and TechBuffalo to create a blog series celebrating a select group of Western New York Trailblazers.  Graham Vosburg is the Director of Digital Marketing at 43North […]
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The Importance of Startup Equity

The Importance of Startup Equity

For entrepreneurs, making difficult decisions is almost second nature. From figuring out how to raise precious capital to cutting ties with bad employees or poor clients, preserving the security and longevity of their emerging companies is top-of-mind. Yet arguably the most important challenge that startup founders must overcome involves employee compensation and equity distribution. In […]
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