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Founder Friday: Bernard Cohen and Joseph Ricciardi, Chip-Down

What was intended to be a simple beach day ultimately inspired Bernard Cohen to take the entrepreneurial plunge and start Chip-Down with his co-founder, Joseph Ricciardi. They were the $10,000 winners of The Henry A. Panasci Jr. Competition out of the University at Buffalo in 2017, and now they have their sights on expanding distribution to some of the biggest names in retail.

Podcast
Podcast

Latitude Episode 43: I’ve Got A Pitch(book)

This week on the podcast we talk with Pitchbook analyst Dylan Cox. Dylan recently spoke at an Upstate Capital Association event and we, quite literally, grabbed him prior to heading to the airport in order to get a word with him about developments in venture and private equity dollars in Western New York.

Circuit Clinical
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Founder Friday: Irfan Khan, Circuit Clinical

Circuit Clinical maintains a list of current studies and the types of patients needed, shares that information with physicians, helps identify potential participants, and manages the data collected as a result of the study. This ensures that patients are comfortable participating in the first place (because of their doctor’s direct involvement), and that they’re safe throughout and after the trial.

Rachel's Remedies
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Founder Friday: Rachel Jackson, Rachel’s Remedies

Today, Rachel’s Remedies has a partnership with one of the largest industry brands, Dr. Brown’s, and recently announced that their products will be sold in Target stores. They’re also part of the Z80 Labs portfolio of companies, were the 2017 Bright Buffalo Niagara Grand Prize Winner, and were a Finalist at the 2017 43North Finals.

Podcast
Podcast

Latitude Episode 40: The Dynamic Duo Of User Experience

We’re of course talking about Nick and Jon from Helm UX. They’ve been around since the early days of the blossoming Buffalo startup ecosystem and their design firm has played an integral role in designing UI and UX for startups like ACV Auctions, Sentient Science, Clearview Social and even established businesses like Basil Automotive and Independent Health.

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Podcast

Latitude Episode 37: A Thimble’s Worth

This week on the podcast we chat with Oscar Pedroso, co-founder of Thimble. Thimble is WNY’s most successful project on Kickstarter (in WNY) to date. How did they grow the company from an idea to crowdsourced, to now one of the most successful maker boxes on the market today?