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WNY Venture Association Company Forum

November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Company Presentation Forum

November 7, 2018
Buffalo Club
388 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY
(Business Attire Required – Jacket for men, NO JEANS)
7:30 – 8:00 AM     Registration, Continental Breakfast, Informal Networking

8:00 – 8:15 AM     Announcements, Attendee Self-Introductions, One Minute Presenters
8:15 – 9:00 AM     Business Plan Presentations and Audience Questions

Presentations contain general information about the presenting companies and are for educational and networking purposes only.  Presentations do not include information or discussion of any fundraising or offering of securities.



CoreHaptics, LLC –  Tomás Henriques, Founder

CoreHaptics offers the next generation of interfaces and game controllers for Entertainment, VR, Health Care, Education and Research. Our products enhance interactivity in game-based applications through the integration of haptics, motion and biometric feedback.

Mainstream game interfaces are outdated, restricting motion to a few fingers and preventing realistic control. Our solution, the SPR1NG controller, introduces a new, highly interactive interface design that intuitively replicates how humans manipulate physical objects. It’s the first device to feature the integration of force feedback, 3D hand-wrist driven motion and biometrics – a combination that will inspire game designers to create radically new game applications. Its ability to capture multi-sensory data also makes it a powerful new tool for health care research.

The controller is compatible with PC games as well, which further expands its marketability. With current sales of third-party PC game controllers in the US reaching annual revenue of $170M, we see an opportunity to expand that market by providing gamers with what they want: more engaging and smarter interfaces for the age of VR and affective computing.

CoreHaptics was a finalist at both the 2018 Startup University Demo Day at the National Council for Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer (Consumer Products category), and at the 2017 NYS Business Plan Competition (Advanced Tech category). CoreHaptics has received funding from the SUNY Research Foundation and from the inventor.

JP Food Trucks, LLC – Jamie Gutek & PJ Azzarella, Founders
JP Food Trucks, LLC manufactures custom food truck and trailer solutions to culinary entrepreneurs who are looking to chase their restaurant ownership dreams without the extensive capital investment a brick and mortar restaurant would require.    JP Food Trucks works extensively with food truck operators to not only design a highly efficient food truck; it also provides state of the art air handling and comfort systems to reduce operating costs, lower labor costs and reduce transaction times, thus increasing profits.  JP Food Trucks will sell, modify, retool, clean and winterize food trucks on a local and national stage.  With a sales presence in Western New York, Northeast Ohio, Eastern Florida and Arizona, JP Food Trucks is positioning itself for continuous growth for years to come.

The food truck industry has experienced exponential growth over the last five years.  Some believe that the pattern will continue as others believe that the fad will die out.  What the data analysis is missing is that a food truck “renaissance” is starting and many of the food trucks in the market today will need to be retooled to provide new dishes to the public as consumer tastes and demands change and as restaurants test drive new potential menu items.  This is where multiple revenue stream opportunities exist.

Jamie Gutek, Founder has personally built nearly 70 food trucks in the last 8 years.  His design and fabrication experience combined with PJ Azzarella’s 25 years of strong financial management experience provides a framework for a sound business model positioned for solid growth.



Admission (includes continental breakfast)
WNYVA members and first-time guests or members: Free
Non-members: Contact Jack McGowan at 636-3626
Membership: Individuals – $75    Corporate Sponsors – $350

Please go to https://wnyventure11072018.eventbrite.com to register.  Contact Jack McGowan or Andrea Mayer at Insyte Consulting (716-636-3626) for more information.

Call For Presenters!
We are seeking qualified presenters for future meetings.  Potential presenters must submit a business plan, which will be reviewed by our Coaching Committee for appropriateness and completeness.


The Western New York Venture Association is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote investments
 in Western New York by identifying quality investment opportunities and by creating
interaction between entrepreneurs and investors.


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