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WNYVA Forum - May 10, 2017

Wed May 10th, 2017 - 7:30 to 9 am
At The Buffalo Club - 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo


 Company Presentation Forum



Wednesday, May 10, 2017



Buffalo Club

388 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY

(Business Attire Required)

7:30 - 8:00 AM

8:00 - 8:15 AM

8:15 - 9:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Informal Networking

Announcements, Attendee Self-Introductions, One Minute Presenters

Business Plan Presentations and Audience Critique



Presentations contain general information about the presenting companies and are for educational and networking purposes only. Presentations do not include information or discussion of any fundraising or offering of securities.



Field Nimble                                                                                                                                                         Steve Raines, COO

     Residential Home Services is one of the last great untapped markets left on the internet. Companies in this space are started by expert tradespeople whose success has turned them into entrepreneurs. These owners recognize that they need guidance and are actively seeking tools to help them run their business more profitably.

     Today, an extremely fragmented landscape of business and sales coaches, trainers, marketing companies and software vendors focus on serving large contractors. Yet, small contracting companies with a handful of employees represent over 80% of the market.

     Since 2007, the team behind Field Nimble has worked with over 650 residential home services companies helping them grow their businesses and make more money. Field Nimble was designed to turn small contractors into lean, mean, fighting machines that can go head to head with the "big" boys. We're combining simple but powerful tools, a community of tradespeople, a network of industry experts, and software integrations to create a Better Way to Field Serviceā„¢.

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GapGrid, Inc.                                                                                                                                                      Bill Irvine, CEO

     North American businesses suffered $700 Billion in losses from downtime of networks and digital services in 2016, most of which is from lost productivity. Data Center Knowledge reports that human error has surpassed equipment failure as the single largest cause of service interruptions. 
     Very recently, a new term has emerged, the "Digital Supply Chain." This refers to the thousands of software, infrastructure and platform as a service providers, as well as hundreds of other on-demand micro services used by digital products and connected devices. Every connected device from your Uber app to the cash register at Starbucks relies on several components of the digital supply chain.
     Offline supply chains, like that of auto manufacturing, have had decades to turn the logistics of a complicated supply chain into a science with mature software automation and a robust backchannel to communicate changes and issues. The digital supply chain is still very young, with no automation and an error-prone backchannel that's the leading cause of the human error factor in downtime.
     GapGrid, Inc. is building the automation the digital supply chain desperately needs. As the "Internet of Things" rises in dominance, and enterprises everywhere are moving to the cloud, the industry needs a reliable and frictionless way to remove the human error as a cause of downtime. GapGrid seeks to be that way.


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