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Scaling Technical Teams

1/20/2019
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This week on the podcast we do something a little different. Recently, Bob Willer and Dan Magnuszewski met with the year five 43North winners to discuss how startups can scale technical teams. Rather than our traditional episode, this week we recorded that seminar, the Q&A and we take a deep dive with two CTO's who have grown their startups into dozens of engineers and developers respectively.

Duration:02:45:22

A Launchpad For Students

1/11/2019
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This week on the podcast, host Nate Benson talks to Hadar Borden from Blackstone Launchpad, Powered By Techstars, at the University at Buffalo. Blackstone Launchpad, Powered By Techstars, offers a platform for students to get their startups and ideas off the ground through various programming modules. Hadar talks about how important entrepreneurship culture has become on campus, which is a big change from when she started her academic career.

Duration:00:27:10

All Your Data Are Belong To Us

1/4/2019
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Data is big business in 2019. Any startup or established corporation that isn't using data to the best of their ability or ensuring their data is secure will like go away quicker than the ten pounds you put on during holidays. This week on the podcast our host Nate Benson talks with Adam Stotz, CTO of Trove. Trove uses predictive data science and uses it to help startups and data analyze and organize their data so it can be used efficiently.

Duration:00:27:23

Founding In Buffalo

12/14/2018
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Kevin Siskar grew up in Western New York, coming from a long line of volunteer firefighters, a service he committed to as well. Kevin wanted to take his skills learned as a fireman and help entrepreneurs. He had his own startup that went through the Founder Institute and he became the unofficial alumni rep of the organization. Today, Kevin is the Managing Director of the Founder Institute, which is represented in 180 cities across the world and has helped launch 3,500 startups. And now the...

Duration:00:32:51

A Cold Space

12/7/2018
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Elijah Tyson got tired of carrying his Tupperware containers of food to class all day. Then he saw that many of his fellow students at the university were carrying around bags of food all day, sometimes for upwards of 12 hours. Then he saw a sign for a 90-second pitch competition on campus with a $1,000 prize and it was then the root of ColdSpace was born. This week on the podcast we talk with Elijah about deploying their cold storage lockers on the campus of University at Buffalo, how the...

Duration:00:32:03

From one desk to many

11/28/2018
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When Tod Martin started his agency he had a desk. And long nights. Today, he has multiple offices that bare his name in lights. This week on the podcast, hosts Nate Benson and Darren Treadway talk with Martin Group Founder Tod Martin about growing a premiere branding and communications agency, innovations his company has made, what it takes to succeed in a competitive market, how to methodically scale and letting the entrepreneurial spirit flow through leadership. This episode of...

Duration:00:39:39

The Miner Report

11/21/2018
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Dan Miner has been covering the Buffalo tech and startup scene since 2012. He's seen successes, failures, hills, valleys, IPO's and closures. This week on the podcast we talk with Dan about the early days of the resurgent Buffalo startup ecosystem, what has changed, how the Buffalo business community can get involved and what more needs to happen from what he's seen in other cities. It's an episode filled with history, laughter, tears, and cheers.

Duration:00:36:32

All You Need Is A Seed

11/15/2018
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So you have a startup idea, great! Now what? You've probably talked to some friends and family, but you're going to need some capital to get off the ground. Enter the Launch NY Seed Fund. This week on the podcast we talk with Lindsay Stencil, COO of Launch NY and the organization's seed fund manager. This week you'll learn everything you need to apply for the fund and move your startup to the next level.

Duration:00:30:28

Making Buffalo Awesome

11/7/2018
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Buffalo is awesome, especially in the eyes of those who live here. Awesome Buffalo is awesome as well. Part of the worldwide Awesome Foundation platform, Awesome Buffalo provides $1,000 grants to those looking to do social good in the city. Having funded four projects already Awesome Buffalo aiming to announce double that in the next year, and it's funded entirely by a small group of trustees out of pocket - think venture capital for social projects. This week, Jess Trace joins host Nate...

Duration:00:20:57

From Hockey Ref to Founder to Ice Cream Machine Guy

11/2/2018
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Bob Willer is a man of many talents. He's a former professional hockey referee. He's a founder. He's the CIO of an ed-tech startup in Buffalo. And the Ice Cream Machine Guy at said startup. He's also paying it back by mentoring young entrepreneurs and developers in the startup world by sharing his 20+ years of programming, development, IT and operations experience. This week on the podcast we talk to Bob about his incredible startup journey.

Duration:00:41:19

Latitude Live From 43North Finals

10/26/2018
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This week on the podcast we head back to the 43North Finals where we hosted a live edition of Latitude with the 2018 follow-on funding winners Femi Secrets and Kangarootime. Listen as Davielle and Scott talk about their experience in Buffalo, the snowy journey they took to get here and their big ambitions for helping build the Buffalo startup ecosystem.

Duration:00:14:16

Mapping The Quest To Build The Fort

10/19/2018
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We terribly clever with episode names here on the podcast! This week we're talking to Mapquest founder and Techstars Entrepreneur in Residence, Chris Heivly. Chris has a remarkable startup story that took him from the US State Department to founding, arguably, the most popular mapping platform in the 90's and early 2000's. How many of you printed out Mapquest directions before you traveled?!? Host Nate Benson talks to Chris about founding Mapquest, why he's called "The Startup Whisperer,"...

Duration:00:33:30

And the (2018) million dollar winner is....

10/5/2018
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It's another year and another 43North final is in the books. This week on the podcast we talk with Sparkcharge founder Josh Aviv about founding his startup in Syracuse, and why Buffalo is where he wants to grow is EV powering station startup.

Duration:00:27:51

The Producer

9/26/2018
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What does it take to produce the 43North Finals? How much time is involved? How many volunteers are needed? Who makes sure the judges are picked up at the airport? What does a producer even do? This week on the podcast we talk to the woman that makes it happen, Colleen Heidinger. Colleen has a fascinating journey to and from Buffalo that includes stints at Babson, American Idol, Dreamworks and now 43North.

Duration:00:29:15

2nd Annual 43North Finalists Draft Special

9/13/2018
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This week on the podcast we're talking about the 2018 43North Finalists!!! Host Nate Benson is joined by 43North's Lauren Baynes where they break down all the startups competing in the 43North Finals on October 3 at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

Duration:00:25:13

Buffalo Wins The (Oxford) Pennant!

8/31/2018
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If you're of a certain age you may remember going to the ball field with your dad and picking up a pennant as a memento, or perhaps seeing one in your grandad's garage. The art of the pennant went the way of the dodo as mass production was made king and the novelty of the pennant wore off for a generation. But pennants are back. And Buffalo is leading the charge! This week on the podcast, host Nate Benson talks to Oxford Pennant co-founder Dave Horesh about his love of pennants, starting...

Duration:00:32:27

Start It Up, Over The Weekend

8/24/2018
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You may have wanted to get involved with the Buffalo startup scene but had no idea how. Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018 is the perfect way to get involved. Whether you're a student, established entrepreneur, designer, coder, marketing guru, blockchain expert, financial baron or everything in between startup weekend is the perfect way to get involved. Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018 kicks off on September 14th. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan...

Duration:00:31:10

Leadership With Shelley Drake

8/17/2018
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In this episode of Lattitude hosts Nate Benson from 43North and professor Darren Treadway, faculty expert from the UB Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, will talk with change agents and entrepreneurs about leadership, innovation and getting things done. The UB School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, known as “CLOE,” is a group of researchers, scholars and experts who work to create more effective leaders and organizations. CLOE...

Duration:00:29:34

Engineer For Hire

8/3/2018
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Startups may need engineers. But they may not be able to bring them on full time, or they don't have a full plate of projects for them to feed their engineering hunger. That's why Dan Buckmaster started Tresca a startup aimed at providing engineering services for other startups. Dan is a New Jersey native who attended the University at Buffalo and decided to make roots in the Queen City. He' an example of a changing narrative where so many people once left Buffalo for business, but are now...

Duration:00:22:55

Latitude Live Featuring SomaDetect's Bethany Deshpande

7/27/2018
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It's another episode of Latitude Live! Featuring Bethany Deshpande, founder of 2017 43North $1M winner SomaDetect. Host Nate Benson chats with Bethany about life prior to SomaDetect, having most of the degrees, getting the idea for SomaDetect, growing a business in a male-dominated industry and more.

Duration:00:39:02