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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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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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Working for a Startup vs. Corporation: Which Should You Choose?

Working for a Startup vs. Corporation: Which Should You Choose?

Don’t have a million-dollar idea to launch your own startup, but still interested in working for one? The innovative and dynamic startup realm has exploded over the past decade with an abundance of unicorns and IPO-success stories. Emerging companies have gained increased notoriety and public attention, fostering a deeper inkling of curiosity among prospective employees. […]
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6 Ways Startups Can Stay Ahead of Disruption

6 Ways Startups Can Stay Ahead of Disruption

In the wake of COVID-19, organizations have come to terms with the paramount importance of maintaining a flexible, agile, and proactive business approach. So what can startup leaders do to steer their organizations away from disruption and headed down the right path? Here are six tips to maintain startup success, even in times of crisis. […]
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How to Negotiate Your Startup Salary

How to Negotiate Your Startup Salary

You did your research and decided you’re ready for the startup life. Then you found the perfect opportunity, built a flawless resume,  created a social media presence your mom could be proud of, got the call, nailed the interview and got a good opening offer. Now, it’s time to negotiate your salary and benefits and […]
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The Keys to Networking During COVID-19

The Keys to Networking During COVID-19

The following blog was shared with Forge Buffalo by our partners at Viaduct. A proven partner of Buffalo’s startup community, Viaduct connects emerging businesses with their most important asset: people. The talent acquisition company works with entrepreneurs to identify new job candidates, assess their compatibilities and manage their onboarding. Pete Petrella, Managing Director at Viaduct, […]
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What it’s really like to work for a startup

What it’s really like to work for a startup

We get it. The startup life isn’t for everyone and working for a larger company does have its benefits like better name recognition, less variation in day-to-day activities, and more stability. Knowing what’s important to you, what work style complements your skillset your career goals and what it’s really like to work for a startup […]
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Forge Buffalo’s Resumé Building Do’s and Don’ts

Forge Buffalo’s Resumé Building Do’s and Don’ts

You made the decision. You’re finally ready to join Buffalo’s startup and emerging business community. Now, all you need to do is upload your resumé to Forge Buffalo so local companies searching the site can see what you have to offer. But before you do that, you’re going to need to know what recruiters are looking for […]
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How to build your social media presence

How to build your social media presence

Spending the last few months at home has increased the amount of time we scroll through our social feeds seeking entertainment. And as unemployment hits record highs, more people are entering the job pool searching for limited opportunities, forcing candidates to find ways to stand out from the pack. Now is the time to take […]
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Free Resources Make Remote Continuous Learning Accessible for Tech Community

Free Resources Make Remote Continuous Learning Accessible for Tech Community

The following blog was shared with Forge Buffalo by our Tech Hub collaborators at M&T Tech. It provides valuable insights on the importance of continuous learning, as well as a list of free remote resources to help you on your journey.
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Job Hunting? What you can do right now to be ready.

Job Hunting? What you can do right now to be ready.

So, you’ve done some soul searching and decided it’s time to find a new career. You’re ready, but unfortunately you’re finding there aren’t many current openings that fit what you’re searching for. So what can you do right now?
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