Portfolio Selection Intern

  • Company: 43North
  • Posted: 04/19/2022
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Category: Internship
  • Job Type: Internship


Are you curious about Buffalo’s startup ecosystem and passionate about the Queen City? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and a desire to connect with entrepreneurs?

If so, you might be the right person to join 43North’s team as a portfolio application intern!


The portfolio application intern will play a key role in supporting 43North’s application process leading up to our annual startup competition. This individual will have a hand in recruiting applicants, assist companies with questions during the application process, and screening applicants for quality and fit.

A collaborative spirit and a  willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in will be required.

Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assisting with targeting 2022 “top-of-the-funnel” applicant universe
  • Helping to devise an outbound marketing campaign to target potential applicants, including email drip campaigns, phone calls, and meetings Assisting with the planning of 43North roadshow stops in the United States and Canada.
  • Leading our customer success efforts by triaging and managing inbound inquiries from applicants
  • Researching potential target applicants and venture capital funds
  • Assisting with 43North’s judging process, analyzing incoming applications, setting up Zoom calls, and preparing data and diligence for judges
  • Accurately relaying information about 43North and the program to potential applicants


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, Entrepreneurship, or related field (preferred, but not required)
  • Live and work locally in Buffalo, NY. This position is NOT remote.
  • In-person availability May 2022 – August 2022 (with the option to stay on through October)
  • Comfortable at making numerous phone calls and speaking with new people
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, creative, and analytical skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment
  • An understanding of the city of Buffalo’s cultural and entertainment assets and knowledge of Western New York’s entrepreneurial landscape
  • The ability to learn and use CRM software (such as Copper, PitchBook, etc)
  • Team-oriented mindset with a positive attitude, collaborative spirit, and willingness to pitch in as needed
  • Passion for startups, Buffalo, and economic development


  • A chance to contribute to building Buffalo’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Casual work environment in Buffalo’s tech hub at Seneca One Tower
  • An opportunity to network with hundreds of like-minded individuals, as well as Buffalo’s top companies and fastest-growing startups Hourly compensation based on experience


Click apply and make sure to include:

■    Subject line: Make the subject line “43N Portfolio and Selection Internship”

■ Resume

■ 1 Minute Pitch Video

  • Since 43N holds an annual business plan competition where startup founders pitch on stage, we want to hear your pitch! Send us a 1 Minute video explaining why you want to join the 43N Internship Program and why you’re a good fit! You can send us a link to the video via Google drive, put it on as an unlisted video on Youtube, or create a TikTok and send us the link (get creative)!

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