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WNY Venture Forum - January 27, 2021

Wed Jan 27th, 2021 - 8 to 9 am


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The WNYVA's January 27 meeting will once again be via Zoom ONLY. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE LINK TO THE MEETING.

Same great company pitches, same ability to see your startup community counterparts, no need to dress up! 

We are waiving the normal registration fee for non-members.
Bring you own coffee and breakfast!

Please call 716-864-8670 or email [email protected] for more info.


Company Presentation Forum

January 27, 2021
(No Business Attire Required!)


8:00 - 8:15 AM     Announcements, Attendee Self-Introductions
8:15 - 9:00 AM     Business Plan Presentations and Audience Questions

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.


Ellicottville Greens - Gabriel Bialkowski, Founder & Manager

Ellicottville Greens is an early-revenue indoor vertical (and mobile) farming company based in Buffalo, NY that produces high-quality, organic, chemical-free leafy green vegetables (currently lettuce, basil, and microgreens) year-round in repurposed shipping containers. Because of our cutting-edge farming technologies, we believe we provide the freshest, healthiest, fastest and cheapest products in the region, compared to our competitors. As WNY's only commercial mobile farm with the ability to place our shipping containers "on-site" at our customers' businesses, we also believe we have created one of the most cost-efficient and sustainable food production platforms that can service cities throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, to start.

As of the end of 2020, we had 4 containers, selling produce to over 200 retail, corporate and distributor customers. We will be expanding by over 200% in 2021 in terms of production output.

Because of current and future market dynamics, we believe EG presents an exciting opportunity for several reasons, including the following: Locally grown/higher quality/fresher product, highly cost efficient business model that optimizes space, cutting edge technology create ease of remote monitoring, year round safer yields, and growing demand for fresh produce throughout the world. Visit us at to learn more.

Machine Document - Timothy Williamson, Founder & Operations

Machine Document is a cloud based system that allows Field Service persons to instantly access technical information (think manuals, schematics, 3D print files as well as latest Technical/Service Bulletins) for most efficient use of time when installing/moving/maintaining high value complex machinery and equipment.

Time is money, and in the machine tool and medical industry every minute is very expensive. The intuitive system requires no special app, no website maintenance and no paper manuals. OEMs can update manuals and issue Bulletins in minutes, instantly available on all their machinery in service worldwide. OEM direct to Field Service, up to date information is instantly available worldwide.

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Admission Free
Contact Jack McGowan at Insyte Consulting (716-864-8670) for more information.

Call For Presenters!
We are seeking qualified presenters for future meetings.  Potential presenters must submit a business plan, which will be reviewed by our Coaching Committee for appropriateness and completeness. 


Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors:
Amerisource Funding
Bankruptcy Exchange, Inc.
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Chautauqua County IDA
Colligan Law LLP
The Coppola Firm
Dansa D'Arata Soucia CPAs LLP
Dopkins & Company, LLP
Erie County IDA
Fredonia Technology Incubator
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
Full Circle Studios
Goldberg Segalla LLP
Gross Shuman P.C.
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP
Helm Experience & Design
Hodgson Russ LLP
Ignition Life Solutions
Insyte Consulting
Invest Buffalo Niagara
Key Private Bank
Lawley Insurance
M&T Bank
Newman Enterprises
Pusch & Gal
Rand Capital Corporation
Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham, LLC
Sandhill Investment Management
Seneca Holdings, LLC
TM Montante Development LLC
UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
UB Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships
Upstate Capital Association of NY
WNY Impact Investment Fund


The Western New York Venture Association is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote investments
 in Western New York by identifying quality investment opportunities and by creating
 interaction between entrepreneurs and investors.

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