Launch NY Client Highlights

EGsEmpire Genomics is a genetic testing company led by Anthony Johnson and driven by the groundbreaking work on the Human Genome Project by co-founder Dr. Norma Nowak. The company is headquartered in downtown Buffalo and now employs more than 25 people. Empire EGsGenomics’ experience facing startup challenges    served as early inspiration for creation of Launch NY to provide promising high-growth companies access to business support services and seed stage capital, with which Launch NY continues to assist even now that the company has
graduated from the seed stage toward an established business. For more information visit

JoJo-RingsJoJo Rings, located in Central New York, produces and sells handcrafted rings from recycled keys. Jordan Dudden, CEO, began the company as an art project, but now has created a business that has amassed a large social medi
a following and is helping to give back to the community. In her first year of business Jordan and JoJo Rings has donated over $10,000 to local and national charities around Central New York. Launch NY has helped JoJo Rings through itJoJo-Rings-jordan-duddens
Entreprenuers-in-Residence mentoring program to evaluate markets and make local connections in the Central New York retail industry. For more information: Launch NY Entrepreneur of the Week: JoJo Rings



RRsRachel’s Remedy is a FDA approved hot/cold therapeutic device to relieve and prevent physical conditions that hamper breastfeeding. In September 2015, inventor and CEO, Rachel Jackson, was named a semifinalist in the 43North business plan competition and helped advanceRJ legislation for airports to provide locations to nursing mothers. Early in 2016, Rachel’s Remedy was featured in Yahoo News’ first installment of Cities on Rise, which focused on the comeback of Buffalo industries.  For more information: Rachel’s Remedy Impacts NY State

45feb5f7-f679-4188-b739-c91ef62cead0Thimble is a direct-to-your-door monthly delivery subscription that contains a project with electronic components to teach kids and adults how to build a fun and useful device. Thimble launched a Kickstarter campaign in 3d76ca91-cd5f-43e2-9478-d9042bbdd67cDecember of 2015 with the goal of raising $25,000, which they achieved in 53 hours. In January 2016, Thimble has raised more than $230,000 and expects to deliver their first monthly subscription box in April of 2016.  For more information: Launch NY Entrepreneur of the Week: Thimble

Maidbot 2Maidbot is the world’s first housekeeping robot for hotels. Maidbot’s systems provide hotel operators with increased profitability and a healthier staff- while at the same time improving guest satisfaction. Recently, Maidbot has been named to Forbes list for the download15 Brightest College Startups. For more information: Launch NY Entrepreneur of the Week: Miadbot



Energy Intelligence is creating a powerful new source of clean energy at high-traffic facilities by leveraging an untapped resource: cars. Energy Intelligence is headquartered in Buffalo, NY after winning the 43North competition in 2014. More recently, CEO, Daniel Shani, has been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 Energy Sector list. For more Shaniinformation: Launch NY Entrepreneur of the Week: Energy Intelligence

HzHz Innovations was founded by Greyson Watkins to enhance the life of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. His hardware, Wavio, is the World’s first intelligent sound recognition hardware. Hz Innovations is currently in the process of beta testing Wavio and preparing to launch an HZ_portraits_01-15-768x1024Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in the upcoming months. For more information: Launch NY Success Story: Hz Innovations

HCHHealthcare Hub is a women-owned business located in Buffalo, NY. Healthcare Hub is a licensed wholesale distributor of medical supplies, equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Owner and CEO, Natalie Apparicio-Farrell, MD, has recently moved the company to focus on becoming more environmentally responsible through work with University at Buffalo professors to develop biodegradable headshotplastics that can be used in their products. Her company currently offers over 10,000 products in their catalogue. For more information: Launch NY Success Story: Healthcare Hub

Yank-TechYank Technologies, located in Binghamton, NY, is working on a product to prevent mobile devices from running out of battery. The Yank-Tech-Profile-Piccompany was started in 2013 by CEO, Josh Yank, whose mission was to provide power to phones, tablets, and laptops – all without any wires. Josh and his team have developed their wireless charging device, the MotherBox that will allow the user to chare their mobile device on the go within a two foot radius. Yank Technologies is currently completing their fully-functioning prototype and should be ready in early 2016. For more information: Launch NY Success Story: Yank Technologies