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WNYVA Forum - September 12, 2018

Wed Sep 12th, 2018 - 7:30 to 9 am
At The Buffalo Club - 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY
Company presentations by Eagle Hawk One and OpenBottle. Networking for entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals.



 Company Presentation Forum



Wednesday, September 12, 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.


Eagle Hawk One, Inc.                                       Patrick Walsh & Will Schulmeister, Founders

     EagleHawk provides a revolutionary preventative maintenance solution for commercial buildings with flat roofs.  EagleHawk leverages drones equipped with advanced sensor technology to detect roof leaks and latent moisture issues that are not evident to the naked eye.  To our surprise, roof maintenance has proven to be both reactive and ineffective as over the past two years EagleHawk has inspected more than 300 buildings and has found that nearly 80% show evidence of leaking.  This a major problem as most are unaware to the extent their roof issues and roof replacements are often the single largest maintenance expense for facilities, which can cost millions of dollars for large buildings.  As a result, $8 billion a year is being spent on commercial roof repairs and replacements. 

     We see a huge opportunity to help facilities extend roof life and reduce maintenance costs through effective and affordable recurring inspections. The solution needs to go beyond just drone inspections and after taking the time to gain a better understanding of our customer's needs, we are developing an end-to-end, platform-as-a-service solution.  Our platform utilizes machine learning to improve data analytics, a web-based data management interface with smart visual cues, and an advanced mobile application to assist with post inspection diagnostics and repairs.

     EagleHawk is a LaunchNY Seed Fund portfolio company and a 43North Semifinalist.  EagleHawk has served more than 50 customers (85% repeat) including large universities and corporations.  Visit for information.

OpenBottle                                                                                       Dan Roycroft, Co-Founder

     OpenBottle is a marketplace application that allows restaurants to make every bottle of wine they have available for by-the-glass servings, with zero risk, and provides consumers the ability to experience these amazing wines at price points and varieties like never before.  Consumers work together to share the price of a bottle by pre-purchasing portions of wine that restaurants list on the OpenBottle marketplace using our Reserve-A-Glass technology.  After purchasing their portion, all that is left to do is arrive at the restaurant, present the OpenBottle app generated "Guarantee of Sale", and receive/enjoy a glass(es) of awesome wine.  This provides an opportunity to experience any and all wines "by-the-glass" and eliminates the need to commit to an entire bottle.

     With the sale of wine between restaurants and consumers being a $14+ billion-dollar industry, expanding highly profitable by-the-glass wines sales immediately adds to a restaurant's bottom line and OpenBottle is driving significant additional sales for restaurants from increased consumer foot-traffic.  There are over 600,000 restaurants in the U.S. that fit OpenBottle's profile for target locations and millions of consumers that are looking to experience better quality wines.

     In the past four months we have attracted 165 OpenBottle consumers and we have worked with five local restaurants to complete 50 listings enabling the sale of 300 glasses of awesome wine that would normally never be offered by-the-glass. Go to to download the app.

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