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Latitude Episode 14: Fighting Cancer In Space

What is it like seeing your work launched into space? This week on the podcast we talk with 43North winning co-founder Sourav Sinha from Oncolinx, the $1 million winner.  In May, Oncolinx’s cancer treatment experiment was launched to the International Space Station where astronauts there will conduct tests that allow the Oncolinx team to

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Latitude Episode 12: The Plan To Jumpstart A Startup Ecosystem

Christina Orsi was one of the architects of the Buffalo Billion plan that has sparked a renewed entrepreneurial spirit in Western New York. This week on the Latitude Podcast Christina talks us through some of the reasons why 43North was part of that plan, the other projects succeeding in that plan and how Buffalo is

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Latitude Episode 11: 26Shirts for Social Good

Del Reid loves Buffalo sports. The co-founder of the “Bill Mafia” can be seen any given Sunday rooting for the Buffalo Bill, no matter their record. But Del had a greater purpose, helping those in need. In an age where people turn to crowdfunding to help offset medical expenses while their family battles cancer and

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Latitude Episode 9: The App That Gives A Voice To The Voiceless

10 million people in the United States and Europe have a difficulty communicated due to illnesses like ALS, Stroke and other medical conditions. Voiceitt, a Buffalo, NY and Israeli startup, has developed an advanced speech recognition technology currently being beta tested with users impacted with speech impairments. Voiceitt is a 2015 winner of the 43North

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Latitude Episode 7: The Wild West of Used Car Auctions

Joe Neiman wasn’t content being the best used car salesman in a small town outside of Albany. When he returned to Buffalo a few years ago to manage the purchase of used vehicles for a large dealership, his discontent for the status quo grew. His decade and a half experience in the used car business

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Latitude Episode 5: $6 Billion and 44,000 Jobs Later

Jenna Kavanaugh is one of the true leaders of WNY and her role as Chief Operating Officer at Invest Buffalo Niagara been an asset in the region’s resurgence. Since its inception in 1999, Invest Buffalo Niagara has helped 350 companies move to WNY, which breaks down to over $6 billion in investment and over 44,0000 jobs

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Latitude Episode 4: Do You Think There’s a Market for Copper Pants?

John MacMahon served as one of the judges for last year’s competition, bringing his extensive management and entrepreneurial experience from V2K Medical to the table. He’s also raised over $65 million in capital, so he has tremendous insight into what it takes to fund startups. John sat down with Nate to talk about his experience