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Buffalo, NY /

WNY Venture Association Forum

The Buffalo Club 388 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York 14202 (map)

We will feature "One-Minute" Presenters before our two featured presenters.

Please feel free to forward this notice to potential investors, entrepreneurs and business professionals who would like to learn about exciting new companies in our region.

WNYVA Members may bring a guest (first-time attendee) at no cost.

7:30 - 8:00 AM    Registration, Continental Breakfast, Informal Networking

8:00 - 8:15 AM    Announcements, Attendee Introductions, One Minute Presenters

8:15 - 9:00 AM    Business Plan Presentations and Audience Critique

Presenters:

Decision Pace, Inc. - Jay Moeller, Founder and CEO

    Decision Pace is a web platform utilized by organizations, software developers and consultants alike to rapidly create unique, timely and high value business information for decision makers and clients embedded in email, web sites and devices.  Not only are decision makers provided with much richer and targeted content anytime and anywhere,  but Decision Pace saves significant IT time/cost and software licensing fees.  Demonstrable results can be produced in about an hour on demand compared with expensive time consuming alternatives, which require significant upfront IT investment and months of elapsed time.  In a nutshell, better information, produced faster, at a fraction of the cost.    

    Decision Pace is the management team’s second venture after building a leading business intelligence system for the legal industry and selling it for $2.5 million in 2000.   The team started building Decision Pace four years ago and now has law firm, Internet, health care insurance, logistics, manufacturing and consulting clients.  Half of the clients are utilizing Decision Pace to build products they will in turn sell to their clients.  These clients will be able to market their products in Decision Pace’s business marketplace (app store) when it is introduced later this year.

    The company has over $900,000 committed toward its first round target of $1,000,000, which will be utilized to expedite market penetration.  Visit www.DecisionPace.com for more information.

 give2gether - Rich Levy, Director, Sales & BD     give2gether is a SaaS fundraising platform allowing nonprofits to double revenues at 1/5 of traditional cost. Think of it as Kickstarter on steroids.  Nonprofits want to raise more money and expand their donor base.  Legacy solutions are expensive & cumbersome and give2gether disrupts the marketplace.  The company launched in July 2011, raised $1.8M from private investors ($200K by founders), and has been cash flow break-even since July 2012 with 15% growth in revenue month over month.  Unlike its competition (BLKB, 1.4B market cap), give2gether knows what makes people give. What sets them apart is:

  • The only platform based on exclusive game theory optimization algorithms
  • Real expertise in campaign optimization
  • Automated deployment (10 seconds  to get started)
  • 3x conversion

     give2gether's management team includes 20 years of experience with the major legacy players and enterprise clients in this space and 15 years providing Internet based technology innovation including CMS, CRM and SaaS.  The company is seeking $1.5M ($600K committed) to triple its sales force, add additional support resources to handle volume and move operations to NY.  Visit www.give2gether.com for more information.

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