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6 Hot Startups Chosen for Bright Buffalo Niagara

Bright Buffalo Niagara Premiere Entrepreneur Event to Feature New Cast of Rising Startups

Bright Buffalo Niagara is an event designed to promote economic growth in the region by creating connections that help startups grow faster and prosper. The companies participating are Better Bred, Bitcrusher, Clovis, Graspie, LegWorks and 3AM Innovations. These six companies will pitch to a live audience to showcase their businesses and ideas on May 2.

Better Bred was founded to provide a simple, accessible way to analyze genetic diversity data for dogs. They use verified DNA identification from the canine diversity test produced by the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab.

Bitcrusher is a device for guitars that allows users to control digital sound effects right on their instruments, eliminating the need for a large rig of effects pedals players would traditionally use to achieve different sounds. Bitcrusher recently took first place in the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci JR. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition.

Clovis is a management software designed for the hospitality industry. Utilizing voice, guests can manage smart room controls, receive customized FAQ, order room amenities, book restaurant reservations and more.

Graspie, a Buffalo-based company, is a mobile engagement and learning platform aimed at the millennial workforce. The company recently received a $50,000 seed investment from Launch NY.

LegWorks develops and supplies all components of a complete prosthetic leg solution for lower-limb amputees around the world. Their high-performing technology is suitable for all levels of mobility and affordable for all levels of income.

3AM Innovations has developed a system that helps fire departments track personnel during emergency situations. Their indoor positioning system will dramatically improve situational awareness for those who risk their lives for us daily.

The founders of these companies will get the chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges – and a roomful of fellow entrepreneurs, academics and potential investors. In addition to the live pitches, the event will feature special guest Pocket Sun to give the keynote address. Sun founded one of the world’s largest communities of entrepreneurs and investors, SoGal. She has been a featured speaker at the most prestigious conferences around the world, including Microsoft CEO Summit, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and TEDx. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

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