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WNY Venture Association Forum

November 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EST

We are meeting in-person while also providing the opportunity to participate online via Zoom! Please note our location and starting time. To welcome you back, we are waiving our normal registration fee for this event. Feel free to make a donation if you’d like!

8:00 AM     Check-in and Networking

8:30 – 9:30 AM     Company Presentations and Audience Questions


AKE Games, Inc. – Steve Witt, Founder & CEO

AKE Games Inc. is a maker & seller of Active Games. Founded in 2018 after the successful launch of Bottle-Bullseye™ – The Best Flippin’ Game Ever!™ (currently a top selling Floor Game on Amazon), we are now launching our 2nd product called Spårboll™ that has the potential to be a literal game changer for schools, camps & consumers that are looking for low cost & low risk alternatives to traditional team sports.

Based on strong 1st year sales of our MVP to schools & camps throughout the US & overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers, we believe Spårboll™ has the potential to displace Pickleball as the fastest growing SPORT in the US! Unlike other sports, Spårboll™ sets up in seconds and can be played anywhere it is safe to run thanks to our patented equipment & rules of the game.

AKE Games Inc has an accomplished team with experience in consumer products, established sales channels, and sports development. The Company spent over a year selling MVP kits to schools & camps across the US & developing relationships with future customers. We are now ready to take the next step with our own products.

To contact the company, send an email to [email protected]

sayhii – Amy Gurske , Founder & CEO

Sayhii, an enterprise B2B SaaS platform, is revolutionizing business continuity, the future of people is here. What if just one question a day could unlock an improved sense of belonging, increased productivity, and higher employee retention? Now it can.

Think of sayhii as a personal coach for every single employee in your organization. sayhii listens and learns, giving your team the individual and organizational insights they need to become more connected to one another, more productive alone, and more joyous every day. A people platform for the future, available today. sayhii activates every individual each month with something to do, something to try and a point of context for how they fit into the organization and culture. sayhii learns each of your people as individuals. And then, continues to activate them as they grow in the organization.

For the organization, sayhii is the first real-time data platform that can predict and address issues before they become an operational-halting event. All by saying hi once a day.

sayhii has a growing list of small and large direct clients along with several channel partners to extend its sales and services reach. sayhii is well positioned for rapid growth in the engagement/wellness/experience/coaching markets.

sayhii has an accomplished team with experience in SaaS, generative ai, software platform development, industrial psychology, and sales. The Company is currently building out extensions of its platform necessary to expand market reach and achieve important value creation milestones. Visit saventbrite.com/e/western-new-york-venture-association-forum-november-8-2023-tickets-749814825327?aff=oddtdtcreatoryhii.io for more information.



November 8, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
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Wester New York Venture Associatio
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Western New York Region


UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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