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2022 : Year in Review

Activities and Results during the year ended December 31, 2022:


  • Hosted five networking forums - held remotely via Zoom and resumed in-person beginning May 2022 
  • Presentations by ten featured companies
  • Attended by 249 people

Funding Results

  • 6 companies that presented at a WNYVA forum in 2022 received third-party funding before or after they presented at WNYVA.

 Buffalo AngelS

The Buffalo Angels, a program of the WNYVA limited to accredited investors, held eleven monthly meetings to review potential investments, share due diligence.

  • 17 companies made presentations to the group.
  • 5 companies received funding totaling $882,500 from Buffalo Angels Funds and individual Buffalo Angels members. Other companies are still under consideration.

Participation in the WNY Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

  • WNYVA and Buffalo Angels members served as judges and mentors for the 43North Business Plan Competition, the University at Buffalo's Panasci Business Plan Contest and the NY State Student Business Plan Competition.
  • Hosted students from Canisius College, University at Buffalo and The Nichols School at WNYVA forums.

Collaboration with Other Investor Groups

  • Co-invested with and/or shared due diligence with The Rochester Angel Network, LaunchNY and the WNY Impact Investment Fund.
  • Member of the Angel Capital Association.


  • Includes 41 corporate and 138 individual members, including 95 accredited Buffalo Angels.


Helping connect you to WNY

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

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