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Latitude - The 43North Podcast

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Joining the podcast this week is John Cimperman, founder of the 42North Brewery and the incredibly popular Borderland Music Festival in East Aurora. We chat with John about his time with the Buffalo Sabres, staring a brewery and how Borderland
This week on the Latitude Podcast host Nate Benson is joined by royalty, well, chicken wing royalty. Drew Cerza, aka "The Wing King", joins the podcast to talk about the early days of the International Chicken Wing Festival, how he became a kin
This week on Latitude we chat with John Hill, VP of Network at Techstars. John talks about his background in journalism and how that led him to a career of connecting people, why networking is so vital to the health of an emerging startup commu
Barb Stegemann’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s economy was key to building stability for its people, Stegemann created The 7 Vi
This week on the podcast we go live again from the inaugural Code Buffalo hackathon presented by 43North, Techstars, ACV Auctions, BNMC and more.  We chat with Apollo GraphQL founder Geoff Schmidt about GraphQL, how it's becoming an important t
This week we take Latitude on the road for another live edition featuring 2018 43North winner Nadia Hamilton, founder of Magnusmode.  Magnusmode is creating digital decks that guide those living with Autism through daily life. Nadia talks about
How do you do some good? There are many ways, and good comes in all shapes and sizes. For Kate and Joe Vacanti, their calling was to help people access water. One in seven people in the world lack access to clean water and 3.5 million people di
One of our most downloaded guests on the show returns to talk about all things upstate on this episode of Latitude. Noa Simons, Executive Director of the Upstate Capital Association, joins host Nate Benson to talk about all the various types of
43North has kicked off the sixth year of the $5,000,000 startup competition and is now accepting applications.  But should your startup apply? How long is it going to take? Why are you seeing 43North staff on the road at demo days? Is your star
It's finally here, episode 100 of Latitude - The 43North Podcast. It's been a remarkable journey for this show and what better way to celebrate than with a live (to tape) edition of the podcast!?  For Latitude 100 we were joined by 100(ish) of
When putting together your pitch deck, you probably have a slide or three about your future roadmap. Slides that show some sales milestones, hiring trajectory, or monumental fundraising goals.  But Cody Simms, Partner at Techstars, is here on t
This week on the podcast we explore a unique tourism attraction, peddle tours of Buffalo and how this entrepreneur has created a unique experience for those visiting the Queen City. 
After 20 years in the financial industry, Sharon Weinberg joined NY Ventures, the investment division of empire state development. After a couple of years as its managing director, Sharon moved on to found Blue Leaf Ventures with a colleague of
In the heart of the Dotcom boom, Jennifer Beckage founded Edgenet, a Buffalo-based internet company that provided cutting edge technology to companies and organizations like Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center, FAO SCHWARTZ, The Buffalo Bills and Buffa
Sam Marrazzo has had a lengthy career as a technologist. Getting his start in the US Navy, Sam worked for many tech companies across the United State but ultimately made his journey back to his hometown and is now the CIO of the Buffalo Niagara
Even though we're well into the 21st century, Patrick O'Brien noticed a significant gap with mortgage lenders and efficiently writing loans. We all know the routine, by the time you as a home buyer are done haggling offers and counter-offers, y
Recruiting talent is a vital aspect of scaling a startup. This week on the podcast host Nate Benson talks with Jen Reed, Director of Talent Strategy at 43North, about recruiting for startups, what founders need to look out for, how to improve y
This week on Latitude hosts Nate Benson from 43North and professor Darren Treadway faculty expert from the UB Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, talk with an internationally recognized leader in philanthropy, Clotilde Perez
Pete Augustine spent much of his 25+ career at New Era. At the height of the sports licensing wars of the 90's and early 00's, Pete saw and eventually led New Era (as President) through a gambit of tough decisions that ultimately positioned New
Being a firefighter is stressful in its own right, but imagine the stress of a commander trying to keep track of their crew with a whiteboard and some magnets - not as reliable as one would think.  Patrick O'Connor, co-founder of 3AM Innovation
This week on the podcast we talk to Chris Smit, Vice President and tHe gUy tHaT DoEs tHe tHiNgS, from Community Beer Works. We talk to Chris about starting one of the the first breweries in Buffalo's brewsurgance (™ pending), the trials and tri
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 r
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 an
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
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 throug
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