In case you haven’t heard, Buffalo’s startup community is on the rise. Since its inception in 2014, 43North has welcomed 51 portfolio companies to the City of Good Neighbors, raised over $600 million in venture capital and created more than 700 jobs in Buffalo. With ACV Auctions’ (the 2015 $1 million winner) extremely successful IPO in March and 43North’s annual competition slated to return in 2021, Buffalo’s startup ecosystem is showing no signs of slowing down.
Now the organization that’s on a mission to attract and retain high-growth startups in Buffalo has partnered with Viaduct and Empire State Development to build Forge Buffalo. What’s Forge Buffalo? It’s a growing online talent community of job seekers, employers, and entrepreneurial spirits in Buffalo.
Powered by 43North and its connections with the most dynamic and fastest-growing startups, Forge Buffalo is all about connecting individuals interested in exciting opportunities with startups, tech, and emerging businesses in Buffalo.
Startups offer informal environments, roles with various responsibilities, and the opportunity to accelerate your career quickly. Fresh out of college, an industry veteran, or unhappy with your current 9 to 5? Forge Buffalo is your connection to companies that can give your career the spark it needs, so you can do what you love and do it in Buffalo.
Not sure you’re about the startup life? Flashpoint, the Forge Buffalo blog, covers everything you need to know, including tips and tricks to catapult you to the top of the candidate lists, how to nail your virtual or in-person interview and real-life stories from Buffaloinans in the startup world.
Joining Forge Buffalo’s online talent community is free and super easy! Signup with your email, upload your resume and actively search for jobs. Not ready to dive into the hunt? That’s okay. Once you upload your resume, the companies that frequently search its candidate database can find you. Need to work on your resume? Join with your email to stay up to date on the latest openings and startup news, and upload your resume when you’re ready.
Looking for the perfect candidate?
Employers can get in on the action too! If you’re a startup, tech company or emerging business in Buffalo that’s on the hunt for fresh talent, Forge Buffalo’s free talent portal allows you to search for candidates by category to find the right skill set and perfect fit. You can post unlimited jobs and track applicants for full-time, part-time, and freelance positions.