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Amherst company claims prize in business plan competition

Amherst company claims prize in business plan competition

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Aviate Audio

Ryan Jaquin, left, and Shane Nolan, founders of Aviate Audio, won the Panasci Entrepreneurial competition as Bitcrusher in 2018. 

Aviate Audio, an Amherst company that makes music electronics, won $50,000 in a statewide competition.

The company, formed by University at Buffalo graduates Ryan Jaquin and Shane Nolan, was among 14 finalists in the FuzeHub Commercialization Competition. Six companies each won $50,000 prizes in the competition, which supports companies' efforts to bring their technology developments to market.

Aviate won UB's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition in 2018 under the name Bitcrusher.

FuzeHub is a nonprofit organization that supports small- to medium-sized manufacturing and technology companies in New York State. 


Matt Glynn

The Buffalo News: Good Morning, Buffalo

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