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WNYVA Forum - May 9, 2018

Wed May 9th, 2018 - 7:30 to 9 am
At The Buffalo Club - 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY
Presentations by our region's new business opportunities. Networking for investors, entrepreneurs and business professionals.



 Company Presentation Forum



Wednesday, May 9, 2018



Buffalo Club

388 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY

(Business Attire Required

Jacket for men, NO JEANS)

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.


   Bitcrusher                                                                                               Shane Nolan & Ryan Jaquin, Founders

     Bitcrusher is innovating electric guitar technology with our platform product; the Bitcrusher. We are bringing the influence of technology in guitars to greater lengths to add value for guitar makers and produce boundless creative opportunities for the user. The Bitcrusher is a low-profile circuit board that comprises all elements needed to operate an electric guitar while incorporating digital technology that expands the functionality of the instrument.

     Unlike other guitar electronics, our patent pending system can be mounted to a flat, un-routed surface. The guitar manufacturer receives an assembled board, pre-loaded with effects that can be adhered directly to a flat, un-routed instrument with a clip, screws or adhesive. No assembly required. This represents a complete electronics solution for the guitar manufacturer, relieving them of sourcing different parts and assembling them in house. Further, the Bitcrusher has built-in effects modules that can be configured by the player, something that guitar companies have previously been unable to provide on their instruments.

     The effects and functionality the user wants can be configured in the app or website and uploaded to the guitar. Disconnect from the computer and the guitar is configured and ready to play. What follows from this is our ecommerce business. Bitcrusher will have a developer environment where custom effects modules can be programmed and distributed on our ecommerce platform. Developers can code effects for Bitcrusher and sell them to other users on our exclusive online store. This environment will generate unlimited new effects that are driven by the demands of the market.

LegWorks                                                                                       Brandon Burke, Director, Partnership Development

    The prosthetics industry is a billion dollar industry that leaves millions of amputees around the world underserved. 90% of amputees in the developing world have no access to a prosthetic device. In developed countries, companies focus their R&D dollars on high-end, expensive devices that cost $50k-100k that are not covered by insurance.

    LegWorks is a for-profit social enterprise revolutionizing access to high quality prosthetics for amputees around the world. We believe every amputee, no matter where they live, has the right to walk with confidence.

    We start with great design - our products are patented, innovative, high performing devices that can serve diverse patient populations. Our award-winning R&D team handles the design, through clinical trials, ISO-testing, regulatory procedures, manufacturing and quality control. To achieve the biggest impact and reach all patients, we use a tiered pricing model to distribute our products globally. Overall our blended profit margin allows us a healthy gross margin and long-term financial sustainability.

    With just $2.2M in seed funding, we have launched 3 products with FDA & CE Mark in place, built sales systems to handle 170+ customers in 28 countries, and reached 1,100 patients in 2 years. Our R&D team is in Toronto, and our sales and operations are run from Buffalo, NY. Visit for additional information.


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