Eventful February! A founder's panel, a "jobcade" & more

Wednesday, February 5
Founder Story: Cannabis Industry Panel

University at Buffalo (North Campus)
Student Union, Landmark Room 210
Buffalo, NY 14260

Presented by UB, and moderated by Geoff Brown, a pharmacist at MedMen. The panel is scheduled to include Nhi Kha, co-founder of Sativa Remedy, as well as Jeff Lombardo, director of pharmacy business development at Catholic Health System and research assistant professor at UB’s Translational Pharmacology Research Core.

More info

Thursday, February 6
First Thursday Networking Happy Hour

Patina 250
250 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202


Presenting sponsors of this ongoing event are Lakelet Capital, M&T Bank, Freed Maxick and Colligan Law. This is an informal, free chance to meet and mingle with a crowd that wants to talk shop. It brings together several Meetup groups, including Buffalo Open Coffee Club. Techstars is this month’s “appetizer sponsor.”

Friday, February 7
WEDI’s Winterfest 2020

Rich's Atrium
One Robert Rich Way
Buffalo, NY 14213
$75 general admission (sponsorships available)

The annual fundraiser and celebration for the Westminster Economic Development Initiative. Join community and friends to applaud WEDI’s accomplishments and dive into impactful community projects like the West Side Bazaar, as well as WEDI’s afterschool and microloan programs.

WEDI will share future plans, including the Bazaar expansion into a freestanding building. Rub shoulders and break bread with like-minded community improvement supporters—those willing to dedicate time, energy, and funding to help this community become a better place for all. Authentic international cuisine provided by the West Side Bazaar chefs. Event also includes live and silent auctions, and live music.

Info and tickets

Wednesday, February 19
3–6 pm
43North presents JobCade 2020

Buffalo Riverworks
359 Ganson Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

With 50 local startups and small businesses all looking for talent, you’d better bring lots of business cards. Even if you’re not job hunting, 43North’s JobCade is a great chance to be in the room with a lot of local power players. Representatives from all seven of the incoming 43North winners—Circuit Clinical, GroupRaise, Peanut Butter, Rally, Robodub, Strayos, and Whose Your Landlord—are expected among the 50 startups and small businesses. Others will include Graspie, 19IDEAS, and Grit Seed. BONUS: Get a free professional headshot snapped to update your LinkedIn profile, and let the pros at their “Ask The Expert” table review your resume.


Sunday, February 24
Black Expo 2020: An Entrepreneurial Extravaganza

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center (Atrium)
825 Depot Ave West
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

FREE (entry to atrium/Expo is free, standard admission applies to enter the museum)

Annual expo for black-owned businesses of all kinds.

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