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We're a group of experienced entrepreneurs looking to #givefirst. With over 100+ years combined experience under our belt, we're here to open our doors to help the community grow. You can book each individual at no cost. Book now to get started.

Rory Allen

Having a great time building my small, large and small format print and graphic design business. 16 years and we are finally hitting our stride.

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Mason Argiropoulos

Chief HR Officer of @UnitedLex. Author & Investor. All things People and Communications.

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Bob Arnold

President and board director with international experience driving profitable growth. Happy to help you develop your vision, strategy or business plan.

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Alex Bass

Founder of CyberBytes. Copper CRM Partner, Software Integration & Automation Specialist, Podcast Host (aparalysis.com).

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JP Bourget

Cybersecurity, Startups, VC, Software, Founder Perspective.

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Emmily Bowman

Finding your passion and leaving your day job in the dust.

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Sarah Helena Brennan

Corporate & securities attorney. Strong interest in tech. Passionate about helping female entrepreneurs.

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Lauren Baynes

Government affairs, pitch deck review, fundraising, PR strategy.

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David Brown

Venture Capital; Startups; Technology; Social enterprise; Teams; Community building.

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Adrian Brady-Cesana

Customer experience optimization & service design for growing your business.

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David Brenner

Founder/CTO of Thimble. Focused on technology and entrepreneurship. Hardware, software, business strategy, blockchain, crowdfunding

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Peter Burakowski

Go-to-market strategy, branding, marketing and media relations. Startup founder and launched 43North.

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Jennifer Byrnes

Jennifer, director of the Business Insight Center, has expertise in market research. All services are free and confidential.

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Charlie Campanella

Software Engineer (R&D) at ACV Auctions. UB '23. Software/hardware development, UI/UX, & startups.

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Mike Canzoneri

Entrepreneur and Founder, Tech and Product Strategy, Software and Systems Engineering, Software Startups.

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Jon Carmen

Serial Entrepreneur. Started 7 companies over the last 20 years. 2 and a half exits. Adtech, Mobile, Software, eCommerce.

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Erik Coleman

Craft Beer/Beverage Consultant 25+ yrs experience. Director-Trocaire College Brewing Distillation&Fermentation Program.

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JJ Damin

Professional Recruiter offering resume review, interviewing tips, tactics, and advice for those looking for work

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Mike Dawidowicz

Entrepreneur, Community Organizer, Crypto/Blockchain/Web Developer, 43 North Winner

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Clark Dever

Program Director - Techstars Ecosystem Development. Data driven, process-oriented, and customer-focused senior IT and operations management executive.

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Akash Desai

Software entrepreneur and CEO building secure voice, mobile, and web software for regulated verticals.

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Joshua Dreyer

I help existing or first time business owners open up a physical location for there business.

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Jackson Feder

Investor @ Armory Square Ventures. Helping founders scale through fundraising, go-to-market, and hiring support.

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Jonathan Fentzke

Software startups, M&A and VC - experienced founder

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Scott Fiege

Started 3 (non-tech) companies. WNY connector of businesses & great people. Aiming to start tech biz in 2020

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Dan Franasiak

Lead Consultant at SparkOrange, Salesforce Silver Partner. CRM Solutions, Quote-to-Cash, Marketing Automation.

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John Gavigan

Entrepreneurship, Ecosystem Building, Business Development, Sales Management Process, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Getting across the chasm

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Dan Gigante

Digital Director, Partner at 19 IDEAS, President/Founder at You and Who

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Jonathan Gorczyca

Partner / Co-founder at Helm Experience & Design. Product Design, UX, Technology, Startups, Digital Strategy.

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Andy Gordon

Rust Belt startups author, strategy consultant, and Buffalo enthusiast happy to help in any way I can, even if it's just to bounce around some ideas.

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Jack Greco

Executive Director - Techstars. Working to create a more verdant entrepreneurial ecosystem across Upstate New York.

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Alex Gress

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Hamister Group, LLC.

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Jeremiah Gryczka

Specializing in Creative Development, Media Production & Digital Marketing

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Christine E.B. Howard

Founder & President & Speaker | Non-dilutive Funding Development & External Evaluation | SBIR & Data Nerd

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Anthony Hussak

President & CEO of Start Imagining. Helping businesses automate data from ERP/CRM systems with the click of a button.

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Sam Insalaco

SEO, SEM, Web Design & Development

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John Jahnke

CEO Tackle.io - we help software companies sell through the cloud. Lots of experience selling B2B Enterprise Software and working through emerging tech product market fit.

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John Kappel

We have helped inventors and businesses with Prototyping to Low Volume Production.

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Irfan Khan

CEO - Circuit Clinical. Happy to meet with fellow 716er Entrepreneurs and share ideas, commiserate, and explore the possibilities.

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Steve Kiernan II

Founder & CEO with experience in B2B SaaS and service businesses.

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Adam Koehn

Commercial Real Estate - Advised over 130 private companies, non-profits and investors make forward-thinking real estate decisions.

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Blake LeMoi

Business Growth Consultant (Sales, Marketing, Operations)

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Sean Lewis

Business owner and advisor with 25 years of experience growing companies. Finance, Operations, Accountability, Modeling, HR.

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Lena Levine

Creative Director, Lena Levine Studio. Design, development. Helping non-technical founders scale their tech teams and find the right technical solutions.

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Kerty Levy

Business models/strategy, marketing, product development, organizational development, customer discovery and acquisition, and connection making.

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Kevin Liu

Seed investor focused on data-first founders @techstars investments, @unchartedv

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James Licata

I have helped build a private subsidiary defense company and now a VC backed startup tech company.

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David Longhini

CEO of Empodio, Salesforce Consulting Firm. SaaS. Sales/Service Process. CRM. Field Service. Nonprofit Tech.

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Sherrie Barr Mack

Public speaking, Public affairs, Public relations, Event planning, Strategic communications, Community outreach, Crisis management.

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Dan Magnuszewski

Co-founder, CTO of ACV Auctions. Growing and scaling teams & companies. Raising Venture Capital.

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Jillian Majka

Start-up Human Resources, Coaching, Leadership Development, Mentoring, Providing feedback about innovative new ideas

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Elisabeth Marino

Sales, management, proposals, networking, business strategy, sales training, leadership, professional development

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Jack McGowan

Project Manager at Insyte Consulting & Director, Western New York Venture Association/Buffalo Angels

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Joshua D. Mertzlufft

Patent Lawyer @ Hodgson Russ LLP. Helping startups, universities, corporations, and independent inventors.

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Scott Mercer

Building & Managing Software Engineering Teams, Python, APIs, System Architecture

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Kate Meddaugh

Librarian in the Business Insight Center at the Central Library of Rochester, Manager of the Carlson Center for Intellectual Property. IP, Patent, Trademarks, Copyrights

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Lauren Molenda

Brand strategist turned entrepreneur. doing what you love while also learning to run a successful business.

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Patrick Moynihan

Crypto Hedge Fund; Alternative Fund of Funds; Tech Company Advisor; Capital Markets; 1 Exit; Boomerang.

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Thomas Murdock

Manager, Incubator Network & Adjunct Professor - The Research Foundation for SUNY.

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Karl Newell

Software entrepreneur and Co-Founder at LenderLogix. Software, DevOps, System Architecture.

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Michele Nichols

B2B and tech marketing and sales strategy, product launch, pivots and new market entry.

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Mark Oney

Serial entrepreneur & SaaS start-up exec, expertise in product direction, design, delivery; scaling companies; building high-performing teams.

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John Osberg

Connector, Community Organizer, Startup/SMB Grower, Risk Mgt., Avid Golfer/Coach

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Deb O'Shea

Business Formation, Contract Preparation & Review, Business Mentoring, Business Plan & Pitch Deck assistance, and High-Value Connections

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Matthew Pelkey

Partner - Colligtagn Law LLP. Advocate for Business and Community.

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Richard Peterson

Experience with early stage software companies, raising Seed & Series A funding, especially in East Asia.

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Kristin Quattlebaum

15 yr corporate turned intuitive life coach - love to help with all things people, change + strategy

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Jennifer Reed

Talent strategy, recruitment and human resources consulting.

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Charlie Riley

Marketer who likes to connect new people. B2B and B2C, business development, sales/marketing alignment and strategy.

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Alan Rosenhoch

Expert in economic development programs/strategies; scaling up high-growth, high-impact businesses.

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Zack Schneider

Marketing, advertising, entrepreneur, business operations and modeling

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Greg Shoemaker

Serial Founder - New Business Development - E-commerce - Reverse Logistics - Recycling - Creative Problem Solving

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Kevin Siskar

Expertise in helping with the initial launch of a new company and how to position your company for financing.

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Christoffer Sorensen

Expertise in helping with the initial launch of a new company and how to position your company for financing.

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Samantha Tassone

Ask me about Raising Your Game. Having struggles with current relationships (poor chemistry?) or conversation challenges.

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David Thiemecke

Co-founder across 12 startups since 1998 with the same team, largely in software. After going deep in nearly every role, I'm a generalist.

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Elijah Tyson

Founder of ColdSpace LLC, owner of Hustle Aesthetic - a wellness platform for entrepreneurs

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Jeff Valentine

Cloud tech/IaaS including AWS and Azure, financial modeling, raising money, and solving meaty market problems.

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Al Vazquez

Solving complex problems where human endeavors meet technology. Business & social impact + software & infrastructure.

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Jordan Walbesser

In-House Counsel at Mattel, Inc., Patent Agent

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Matt Warner

We help companies with their funding needs. We have a portfolio of alternative lending sources that are quick and creative.

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Janna Willoughby-Lohr

Thriving artist, designer & mompreneur. Ignite Buffalo Grant Winner. Sustainability, community

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Jason Yates

Creative director, video content creator, designer with a digital background. Happy to kick around ideas, talk about what you're up to, or give advice to someone starting out.

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Gloria Zemer

Serial entrepreneur. Launched 13 in 13 different industries. Sold 8. Merged 3. Learned the most from 2 failures. Still at it. Ask me anything.

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