Jon’s focus is on finding entrepreneurs to build businesses in Buffalo, NY and helping those entrepreneurs be successful by leveraging Z80 Labs’ extensive mentor network, services and events. Additionally, he finds local and international investors to invest in Buffalo startups.
Spitz joins Z80 Labs from 43North, the $5 million startup competition that he helped launch in 2014. While at 43North, he held the positions of Operations Manager and Director of Development. Spitz is also a founder of Buffalo Startup Weekend, a solely volunteer-run program that has included over 800 participants with nearly half a dozen business ideas still growing today. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University at Buffalo along with an MBA from Medaille College.