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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


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


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


Latitude Episode 3: You Have No Idea How Disgusting Your Smartphone Is

Seriously, it’s not that clean. Which is why Taylor Mann and the team at CleanSlate UV have created a device intended for hospitals and food processors that sanitizes phones and other small devices in order to maintain a clean and decontaminated area.  On this episode of the podcast, Taylor sits down to talk about why


Latitude Episode 2: Water from Maple Trees?

Did you know there are billions of gallons of water produced when maple farmers process the sap from maple trees? Probably not, and that’s okay. We didn’t know that either until Adam Lazar first pitched his startup to 43North a few years ago. Skipping ahead but also looking back at the 2016 competition, his company, Asarasi Sparkling


Introducing “Latitude – The 43North Podcast”

Who doesn’t want to hear the sweet harmonies of my voice in your ear on any given morning, afternoon, or evening? Well, it’s happening, so fasten your seat belts. As the Digital Media Manager at 43North, it’s my job to bring you the things you’ve been asking for. Since its inception three years ago, followers

water from maple trees

Water from Maple trees?

Maple season is a big deal throughout New York State. In fact, the Empire State has the largest inventory of tappable maple trees in the entire U.S. (sorry Vermont). And New York is home to over 2,000 maple sugar makers in the state, which makes the tree gold big business. Sprague’s Maple Farm in Portville is

Media Coverage

Biotech firm started by UB scientists sees promise in ‘Iron Man’ cell

The Buffalo News | Stephen T. Watson   Health & Tech is a regular feature highlighting life sciences and high-tech companies throughout the region. Company name: Cytocybernetics Address: 120 Sherman Annex, on the University at Buffalo South Campus, and a second location in North Tonawanda Website: Year founded: 2014 Founders: Glenna Bett and Randall