Copy
Entrepreneurship in NWPA ... Get Involved!
View this email in your browser

"The two words in the name aptly describe the mission of this independent body, and today Innovation Collaborative is THE most visible advocate for entrepreneurship in the Erie region. Leaders of the collaborative today are following the 77 recommendations from a Jumpstart review of Erie’s need to catalyze entrepreneurship support as a key economic development strategy. Their “Disrupt Erie Awards” calling attention to entrepreneurial efforts, and their “Collegiate Innovation Showcase” doing the same for what’s happening at our academic institutions, are two event examples of how Innovation Collaborative is supporting and calling attention to the largely untapped potential of our entrepreneurial ecosystem." Jim Dible, Retired CEO – Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership Retired CEO – Times Publishing Company
 

"... the independent voice of innovators, facilitating, measuring, and communicating progress for northwest PA's entrepreneurial ecosystem ..."
Forward
Share
Tweet
Share

 

Make sure you congratulate the nominees!


STARTUP OF THE YEAR

 

Aziz Hadzavdic, Custom Autobody
Bill Scholz & Sean Fedorko, Radius CoWork
Christopher Trott, Second Chance Restoration & Design
Duane Clement, Data Inventions
Heidi Lutz, Juice Jar
Jon Whaley, The Barn Door Hardware Store
Kent Williamson, Hawk Bats
Mat Silva, RendrFX
Sherri Jardina, Dooplii
Thomas Laird, Expivia Interaction Marketing Group, Inc.



CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Brian SpragueSprague Farm and Brew works
Chris AdelhartPariah Knives
David HunterEpic Web Studios
Gregory S. HayesNorth Coast Flight School inc.
Jack and Sheila Barton, Out of the Grey Coffee
Jennifer & Terri ReedRelish, Inc.
Jessica YochimMenajerie Studio
Joe FerralliFerralli Studios
John C. LyonsLyons Den Productions
Jordan Held, Gus Trauth, & Adam CalfeeMoreFrames, Inc
Leah ShowCandlebox Company
Mat SilvaRendrFX


WOMAN OR MINORITY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Carolyn Toboz HayesNorth Coast UAS
Christine HillsLe-vel
Dr. Nicole LaveryLavery Brewing Company
Emily GeorgePointe Foure Boutique
Erin GreenVerify Services
Fred WilliamsClimate Changers, Inc
Jessica Yochim TaylorMenajerie Studios
Karen RzepeckiReCap
Liz FreitagPeninsula Pups Doggie Daycare
Peggy J. AllinFlagship Trolley
Richard DavisD'Lish Subs & Deli
Sondralee OrengiaCustom Audio


STARTUP CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Alice DeGeorge
Presque Isle Printing
Attorney Adam WilliamsErie Business Law
Jason DrohnLeveling Up LLC
Perry WoodECGRA


SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Faith KindigErie Sproutz
Fred WilliamsClimate Changers, Inc
Jennifer DennehyHoops by Dennehy
Jim BerlinLogistics Plus Inc.
Joe PrischakAfrica6000 International  / Plastek
Jonathan D'SilvaMMI Intellectual Property
Kyle KaulisReal Audio
R.J. & Jamie MessengerIron Empire
Richard WachterDeMarcoWachter CPA Firm
Shawn Keough HartzProvider Resources



ERIE'S HERO

Joel DeutermanVelocity Network
Joseph PrischakPlastek
Mat SilvaRendrFX
Mr. Tom KennedyProfessional Development Associates
Tim KatenPlastikos


 

VOTE NOW!!

 
Hurry while you can, TEDx is this Saturday!!
tickets here

 
"Everyday challenges make us question who we are. The stories of struggle, diligence, and perseverance get us through. What is your story?"

2016 Speakers and Performers
 
                                                                
 
Join us tonight for our November 3rd. Entrepreneur Meetup
 
What's your business worth? Join us as co-sponsors, Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Co. with presenter Kelly Byers and Attorney Adam Williams, share key information about calculating the value of your business! 


The venue, McCoy's Barrelhouse and Grill, including their grilled cheese bar provides for a networking event that gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, learn a little something, and socialize!
 
If you haven't been, now is your chance!  See you there!  RSVP here.
 
                                                                

 

Support NWPA Business Spotlight Meeting is back! We look forward to seeing everyone for some great networking and collaborating!  On November  8th, we will be meeting at the City Mission at 1023 French St., Erie, PA this month.  Our host will be our one and only, Andy Kerr! 
 
The Erie City Mission is leader in the field of rescue and recovery for over 100 years. The meeting will start at 6:30pm to 7:00pm for social mingling and 7:00pm – 9:00pm for the Spotlight.
     
 
Support NWPA Business Spotlight Meetings welcome you to join us with your business cards, warm handshake and willingness to meet and share with other entrepreneurs. Our events require no monetary or time obligation; together it is our goal to support the growth of your business in our region.
 
                                                                
 
 






 
Congratulations to ONCOLINX for winning our $1 MILLION top prize, and congrats to all of our other winners! We can't wait to welcome the entire 43North Class of 2016 to Buffalo!
 
MILLION DOLLAR WINNER
Oncolinx
$600,000 WINNER
HigherMe
$500,000 WINNERS
Asarasi
UltraCell Insulation
PathoVax
Formarum
WeDidIt
Bounce Imaging
PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
The Wealth Factory

43North is the $5 million startup competition. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative is the primary funding source for 43North, with support from the New York Power Authority, and many others. To see a complete list of sponsors, click here.
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Disclaimer - Innovation Collaborative supports initiatives for growth in northwest Pennsylvania's Entrepreneurial environment. We amplify messages about events and opportunities from our partners in an effort to increase awareness.
Copyright © 2016 Innovation Collaborative, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences