Welcome to Forge Buffalo!

Join us and our partners in the startup community at special events, gatherings, and business competitions in Buffalo, New York. Do you want to grow your company? Are you looking for a new career? Pitch your business or promote your skill set with people you like in the city you love through the Forge Buffalo community.

Jul 12th


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Main Lobby @ Seneca One Tower, 1 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Powered by BootSector, Pitch-in is a fast-moving and fun pitch event designed to engage, inspire, and improve the quality of ideas in our startup community. Three early-stage founders will give a pitch, then answer questions. Attendees provide feedback and can connect with the founder through a private web form.
Pitch Format: 5 Minutes to Pitch 5 Minutes of Moderated Q&A 5 Minutes to fill out Feedback Form.
Event Agenda: Networking from 5:30-6pm Speakers start promptly at 6pm Wrap-up by 7pm Lobby bar closes at 8pm
Who Should Attend? Are you a founder with an idea? An entrepreneur stumped by a roadblock? Love to give feedback and pay-it-forward? Want to work with a startup? Then this event is for you.
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Aug 18th

The Future of Entrepreneurship

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Seneca One Great Hall 9:00 AM
Join 43North and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation as we welcome author, editor and Forbes contributor Elizabeth MacBride to Buffalo. Elizabeth will join 43North President Colleen Heidinger and Open4 Program Director Keiah Shauku for a discussion on the important role that entrepreneurs play in every community. They’ll discuss how small business owners and budding innovators can discover the resources they need to both start and grow their businesses, and share thoughts on how communities can foster innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset among the next generation.
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Aug 31st

Summer Jam

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Seneca One 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us at our home, Seneca One, every Wednesday for local live music, refreshments, food trucks, a vendor market, and networking.

Seneca One has teamed up with JAZZBUFFALO + BUFFALO HOLIDAY MARKET to see that each week they’re providing a different style of music, putting together a fresh set of local vendors and multiple bars on site for you to visit while networking and enjoying the live music!

Come one, come all to Seneca One on Wednesdays from June 15 – Aug 31 in the Seneca One West Plaza!
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