Under the bright lights and ornate crafted ceiling of the famous Shea’s Theatre stood the future of Buffalo. The startups celebrated last night at 43North, the largest business plan competition, were a symbol of our city’s collective capabilities, innovation, and resilience. They will be Buffalo’s future.
Kevin Siskar grew up in Buffalo Niagara, graduating from Williamsville North and University at Buffalo. Now living in New York City, he is the managing director of The Founder Institute and a venture partner at Outbound Ventures. In this Q&A he speaks to his shared insider/outside point of view on Buffalo’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the DNA of founders in general.