With $5 MILLION in prizes, 43North is a competition that’s in a league of its own. But it’s more than that. For winners, it’s an amazing staff and dedicated mentors. And free incubator space. And healthy tax-breaks. And some fierce ping pong.

The winners are helping to fuel a remarkable story that’s well under way – the renaissance of a great American city. BUFFALO, NY is poised to show the world what a 21st century city looks like, and that it’s a fertile ground for visionaries, pioneers, dreamers, and doers.

43north.org | @forty3north

Startup Next Food & Tech

Techstars launched a partnership with Land O’Lakes focused on food and tech.Applications are now open for Startup Next Food and Tech, presented by Land O’Lakes. This program will provide startups with mentorship, partnership, and executive access to help them along their entrepreneurial journey.

Startup Next with Land O'Lakes | @startupnext

The Iron Yard

The Iron Yard offers full-time and part-time programs in Back-End Engineering, Front-End Engineering, Mobile Engineering and Design. The Iron Yard creates real, lasting change for people, their companies, and communities through technology education. The in-person, immersive format of The Iron Yard's 12-week courses helps people learn to code and be prepared with the skills needed to start a career as junior-level software developers.

The Iron Yard in Minneapolis | @TheIronYard

Prime Digital Academy

Prime prepares students to join the industry as entry-level software engineers through a program centered around a 12 week immersive classroom experience. Prime uses modern technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AngularJS and Node.js to give students a foundational knowledge in software engineering to apply in any technical environment.

primeacademy.io | @goprimeacademy


MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for- profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 835 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.4 billion, generated over $575 million in revenue, and created over 50,000 jobs.

masschallenge.org | @masschallenge


COCO is the upper Midwest’s leading provider of coworking and collaborative workspaces for individuals, teams, entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. COCO offers memberships that provide access to an open network of beautifully designed coworking environments, meeting venues and educational and social events throughout the Twin Cities. Locations include Minneapolis (Downtown, Uptown and Northeast), St. Paul (Lowertown) and Chicago (West Loop). COCO is one of ten Google for Entrepreneurs tech hubs in North America, bringing the best of Google’s global resources to its members.