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Meet Jeff Lewis: From Early Stage to M&A

A partner with The Bonadio Group, Jeff is charged with overseeing the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services and Private Equity teams, but that is only part of what he does. He’s a CPA, CVA and CFO, and for over 20 years has been advising clients in M&A activities and accessing capital. With his wealth of experience, […]

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Member Spotlight: Rob Nichols

Meet Rob Nichols: Commercial Banker with KeyBank, Angel Investor and avid MWBE-Supporter Rob’s perspective as a commercial banker at KeyBank and as an angel investor gives him a unique perspective on how to scale startupsHis passion is finding new ways to get capital to women and minority-owned businesses, which is right in line with KeyBank’s approach […]

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Member Spotlight: Catching Up with David Colligan

Western Ny’s Man best known for startups, community service and maple syrupBy Noa SimonsAfter Bright Buffalo Niagara last week, I had a chance to sit down with David Colligan, founder of Buffalo-based Colligan Law. David has been advising startups, supporting the Buffalo ecosystem, and overall doing things differently for his whole career – from the time […]

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Meet Sujatha: She’s Got a Few Million to Invest in OPI Startups

Meet Sujatha Ramanujan:She’s Got a Few Million to Invest in OPI Startups Pictured: Sujatha Ramanujan (left) and Noa Simons (right)  on 9/13/17By Noa Simons, Executive Director​The pleasure of meeting Sujatha Ramanujan was mine. She is a bright, dynamic, energetic champion of startups, technology, women in business and Upstate New York. She is also the person who has […]

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