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.

Mar 28th

Startup Week

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Virtual and in-person sessions Multiple times
A week of education, inspiration, and connections to fuel your business growth. Built specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Upstate New York, NextCorps’ annual Startup Week offers free virtual workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. Register for one, some, or all sessions.
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Mar 29th

CTO Community Meetup

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Seneca One Tower 5 pm – 7 pm
Calling all CTOs (and acting CTO CEOs)! Join us Tuesday, March 29th from 5 PM – 7 PM in the Seneca One Lobby Bar for happy hour! Hosted by Bob Willer, CTO of Kangarootime, this event aims to create community through knowledge sharing, spreading the love amongst industry leaders, and bringing problems to the table for discussion. We’re so excited for this event that your first drink is on us.
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Mar 30th

Women in Tech WNY

Seneca One Tower
Join us for guided networking and prizes followed by ‘Women of WNY Talk Tech’ panel discussion. This event seeks to empower women in the technology industry and is for students and professionals with an interest in the tech and innovation space. Whether you’re an engineer, product manager, UX designer, digital marketer, or a passionate Buffalonian with an interest in getting connected to WNY’s tech scene, you won’t want to miss this!

Apr 14th

Mastering 2022: Work, Live & Play Sustainably in the 716

Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (701 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203) 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
If you’re looking to work for a company focused on building more sustainable cities, interested in learning how creating a more diverse workforce makes it more sustainable or play more sustainability, we got you covered! Join us on April 14 at the CBLS from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for your chance to network and hear from a panel of experts that will share insights on how you can work, live and play sustainably in the 716!

Apr 22nd

Buffalo Startup Weekend – Presented by BootSector

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Seneca One
Buffalo startup weekend is for the dreamers, the builders, the adventurous. For those who strive to see their visions go from idea to reality! During this weekend you will immerse yourself in a community of entrepreneurs, learn from leaders and work with a team to build dreams. For those bold enough to leap, a new opportunity awaits!
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May 11th

Squire X Forge Buffalo Hiring Happy Hour

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Seneca One Lobby Bar 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Squire, the world’s leading all-in-one software for barbershops and barbers, is making major moves and looking to grow its Sales and Customer Onboarding teams in Buffalo. We’re talking up to 40 active roles! RSVP for your chance to connect with Squire’s Head of Sales, VP of Operations, members of its sales team and other employees to learn more about their active roles, company culture and get the inside track before you apply.
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May 12th

716 Career Fair

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Buffalo RiverWorks 4 pm – 7 pm
Forge Buffalo, your go-to source for finding the hottest jobs in Buffalo is bringing the 716 Career Fair back to where it all began, Buffalo RiverWorks! If you’re looking to link up with the fastest-growing, most innovative companies in the 716, join us at Buffalo RiverWorks on May 12 from 4 pm – 7 pm.
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May 17th

Bike to Work Day

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Seneca One 8:30 am – 11 am
Bikers and bike enthusiasts! Gobike Buffalo and GO Buffalo Niagara are coming to Seneca One May 17th. Start your Bagel Tuesday outside of the tower with 43North, M&T, Seneca One & Serendipity Labs in support of a sustainable way to ‘go!’ Enjoy bagels, breakfast boxes, swag and more!
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May 21st


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Buffalo Arts Studio 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Triminia by the Buffalo Arts Studio (a “mini” version of the pre-COVID Trimania at the Tri-Main Center, where the Zealot Interactive office is) – the Zealot team will be wandering with an “activation” teaching people how to play and otherwise just jamming out. This will be a very fun event. There are some killer bands performing! There are tickets to buy!
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May 23rd

Beauty & Barbering Community Night

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Seneca One Tower 3:30 pm
Join ShearShare for a Beauty & Barbering Community Night, at Seneca One on May 23. Hear post-pandemic industry tips from co-founder & celebrity barber, Dr. Tye Caldwell! Learn ways to increase your 💰 and network with other Buffalo Beauty & Barbering professionals. Plus, you can enjoy music by DJ Larry Loud, hors d’oeuvres & your first 2 drinks are on us! Doors open at 3pm. Don’t wait, RSVP now!
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