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Upcoming Presenters - Thursday, September 12, 2019

  • CrowFly, LLC

          CrowFly is the first online marketplace transforming the way structured settlements are bought and sold. We aim to creatively destruct and dramatically transform what can be an abusive industry that today transacts approximately $2 billion worth of business.

  • Empire State Brands

     Empire State Brands is a vertically integrated grower, processor and packaging enterprise providing quality hops, malted barley, wheat, rye and other grains ingredients to the craft brewery, distillery and bakery industries. 

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  • CaHill TECH, Inc. aQuiRe

     The number one challenge facing construction companies across the Nation is workforce shortages.  Our solution, aQuiRe¬©, is an app-based skill-sharing platform. 

  • Charmtech Labs LLC (Capti Voice)

    Capti Voice is helping to level the playing field for students of all abilities by enabling teachers to: 1) assess students' foundational reading skills, 2) use actionable recommendations to improve those skills, 3) use personalized tools to help develop those skills over any content, and 4) provide reading accommodations - all on the same platform.

Funding Business Growth in WNY

The WNYVA, founded in 1989, is an organization dedicated to providing a business opportunity and investment forum to the Niagara region. The association holds a series of networking meetings throughout the year to facilitate the exchange of information between investors and entrepreneurs.

Our Mission

The Western New York Venture Association's mission is to elevate the economic growth of the region by proactively increasing the size and sophistication of the angel investors base, and the quality of investments opportunities, throughout Western New York.


The next forum will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Buffalo Club in Buffalo, NY.

Future Forum Dates

September 12, 2019

November 13, 2019

January 8, 2020

March 11, 2020

May 13, 2020

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Helping connect you to WNY

  • Investors seeking opportunities
  • Businesses seeking investment capital
  • Network with growing entrepreneurs 

Join us in growing the region's business success