Suffolk IDA’s “Start-Up Connect” Event

Start-Up Connect an IDA EventJoin the Suffolk County IDA at their “Start-Up Connect” event on April 10 from 6pm to 8pm at the Paramount in Huntington Village.

You can RSVP at http://www.suffolkida.org/event-sign-up.

Start-ups will be able to “Connect to Capital, Connect to IDA Companies and Connect to Government”.

Our April 10 lineup includes County Executive Steve Bellone, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development Joanne Minieri, IDA Executive Director Anthony Manetta, Huntington Supervisor Frank PetroneMark Lesko from Accelerate Long Island, Venture Capitalist Investors David CaloneAndrew HazenMark Fasciano, the SBA’s regional director Walter Oden and a host of groups including the Long Island Angels, LISTnet, COMETS, Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT).

Also meet local tech companies in Huntington that are part of the iDA’s Boost Program including Jeff Leventhal from Work Market, Ryan Thompson from CooCoo and George Kafkarkou from VLI North America.

The first hour is open to venture capitalists, IDA clients and start-ups formed in the last 5 years in Technology, Bio/Life Science, Energy, Green, Product Development and High Tech Manufacturing. The second hour starting at 7pm is open to the general business community. There is no charge to attend this event.

Coming by rail? Bolt Bus is having a free shuttle from Huntington train station for a 5:40pm pick up to the Paramount. Let us know if you plan to use the free shuttle.

Long Island Angel Network Presentation Night

Long Island Angel NetworkIf you’re looking at presenting your venture to the Long Island Angel Network don’t miss their Presentation Night this Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 

Attending this event will give you insight into the Long Island Angels without the pressure of presenting blind. ONLY PRESELECTED firms are presenting. Apply here to present at future events.

Pitchcrawl 3.0 in NYC This Week

PitchcrawlFounders and investors, come to one of the most relevant events to build relationships in the industry. What is the Pitchcrawl like? It’s like a speed dating cocktail party, but more interesting.

Everyone pitches. Investors and Founders both get 30 seconds to say who they are and what they do to the group. Investors and Founders break up into one on one sessions. Food is served in-between.

Tickets online are reserved for Startup Founders only. Please do not register if you do not have a startup and are looking for funding, you will be denied entry. If you are a service provider and are interested in attending the event, please e-mail us at the following address to discuss sponsorship opportunities. Investors and media, please contact greg@dishcrawl.com. The event is free for investors and press to attend; investors do not need to buy tickets.

Please note – ticket prices will increase as we get closer to the event.

Confirmed Investors to date Include –

  1. ERA Accelerator
  2. Gen Y Capital Partners
  3. Solomon Wilson
  4. Hafooch Investments
  5. High Line Venture Partners
  6. DreamIt Ventures
  7. BOLDstart Ventures
  8. Metamorphic Ventures
  9. Rosemont Seneca
  10. First Mark Capital
  11. K2 Media Labs
  12. Genacast Ventures
  13. Star Angel Network
  14. New York Angels
  15. CanRock Ventures
  16. 37 Angels
  17. Founder Collective
  18. Arc Angel Fund
  19. RTP Ventures
  20. Golden Seeds
  21. BHV
  22. DFJ Gotham
  23. +Several independent angel investors

A few event logistics:

  • Do not bring Powerpoint files or presentations. Everyone will be pitching verbally only, this is an elevator pitch!
  • After the startups have pitched, the investors will give an overview of what they are looking to invest in. They will then announce which startups that they want to meet with. After those meetings other startups not called are free to approach the investors to discuss their business plans.
  • We will be sending an e-mail two days before the event with location details. The event is being held at a space in Midtown. 
  • When submitting your company description on the ticket page, please note that this description will be provided to the investors.

Also a special thanks to our sponsors!!!

Goodwin Procter LLP is a national law firm with a growing international presence. With offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. At Goodwin Procter, there is a collective determination and an entrepreneurial spirit. As one of the nation’s leading law firms, Goodwin Procter handles some of the largest cases on record and also works with individuals and investors leading the way in new technologies and markets. Goodwin Procter’s award winning website, www.goodwinfoundersworkbench.com, is a great resource that provides free access to critical start-up forms, memorandum, best practices and other resources to form, operate and protect your start-up.

Trinet. TriNet is a trusted partner to small businesses, providing critical HR-related services on an outsourced basis. TriNet’s solutions help contain costs, minimize employer-related risks and relieve administrative burden to keep an entrepreneur’s focus on core business functions. From employee benefits service and payroll processing to high-level human capital consulting, TriNet’s expertise is integrated with every facet of a client’s business. TriNet specializes in serving fast-moving companies in fields such as technology and financial services, who recognize that top-quality employees are the most critical competitive asset. For more information, please visit http://www.trinet.com

Also, thanks to MatchPuppy for their help with organizing the event. MatchPuppy is the OkCupid for dog playdates, a new way for dog owners and their dogs to meet new friends locally. http://www.matchpuppy.com/

Inventors & Entrepreneurs of Long Island – Nassau and Suffolk County Mixer

Hello My Name IsThe Inventors & Entrepreneurs of Long Island are having a social mixer with both Suffolk and Nassau Inventors & Entrepreneurs (non county event) on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

This will be a great opportunity to get to meet inventors and entrepreneurs from Long Island and for us to connect outside of the meetings and network. Inventors, entrepreneurs, resources.. bring your spouse or a friend…or make one!

Learn more and RSVP on Meetup.com

Health Care Capital Forum presented by Long Island Capital Alliance

Long Island Capital Alliance LogoLong Island Capital Alliance & Stony Brook University CEWIT and Sensor CAT present HEALTH CARE CAPITAL FORUM featuring 6 Emerging Growth Companies & Industry Investor Panel on Friday, March 8th, 8:00am – 10:30am

Presenting Companies

AdhereTech has created patented smart pill bottles that increase medication adherence. These bottles measure the exact number of pills or liquid in the bottle in real-time, wirelessly send this HIPAA-compliant data into the cloud, and remind patients to take their medication via phone call or text.

CytoSorbents Corporation is a critical care-focused therapeutics company using blood purification filters to control excessive, potentially deadly inflammation that could otherwise cause the failure of vital organs.

First Wave Technologies Inc. is a medical device facilitation business, with two initial products, the First Crush automated pill crusher in order to make them digestible due to the high demand by the growing population of senior citizens; and a respiratory device conversion and amplification technology that turns a ventilator into the equivalent of a $150,000 anesthesia machine.

Mobile Health One, Inc. develops mobile, on-demand HIPAA-compliant systems that unify healthcare professionals within and between organizations by simplifying communications to accelerate, consolidate, and control information sharing.

Raland Therapeutics, Inc. has developed diagnostic and therapeutic devices that use implantable biosensors to provide real time, in-vivo monitoring of biological signaling and cellular responses while minimizing animal handling, labor requirements, cell culture/pathologic processing and capital costs. 

Venus Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a well-established pharmaceuticals manufacturer, has developed a proprietary photo-bioreactor technology to grow, harvest, and dry/extract micro-algae indoors, which is extremely useful for its medicinal properties.

About Long Island Capital Alliance Capital Forums

The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for health care businesses.

Learn more and register >

Hack your way to Silicon Valley… on a bus

Startup BusStartupBus is an invitation-only community of hackers (coders), hustlers (marketeers) and hipsters (designers) passionate about startups. They are best known for their annual competition where they bring new people into our community, building and selling a product on a bus that’s traveling 60 miles an hour towards Austin, Paris, or other major cities around the globe.

Startup Bus is now taking applications for their Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley Route.

Applications are by invitation-only. To be invited, you can reach out to former Buspreneurs or @TheStartupBus and convince them that you’re the right kind of awesome or crazy (ideally both). You can also connect on the StartupBus website and make a lot of noise so that we notice and invite you.

College StartUp x LaunchPad LI: March 9, 2013

College Startup Launch Pad LogosCollege StartUp x Launchpad LI is a one-day college startup competition to create and pitch an idea for the chance to win $1,000 sponsored by DormFunding.com  

Undergraduates, Grad students, and recent graduates from all over are invited to share their talents to create an idea from scratch, form teams of 3-7 people, and present a pitch deck in front of an expert panel of experienced professionals. Passionate mentors will be available to the students throughout the event.  Learn more and sign up.

About College Startup

CollegeStartUp strives to connect students with educational experiences where they can grow into entrepreneurs.

LICA Healthcare Capital Forum Applications Open

Long Island Capital Alliance Logo

Applications are being accepted for presenting companies for Healthcare Capital Forum to be held March 8, 2013 in Melville, New York presented by the Long Island Capital Alliance.

Applicants should be:

  • Involved in the healthcare services, technology or devices
  • Seeking growth or expansion capital or a private equity investment

If selected, you will have an opportunity to make an 8-minute presentation to a group of investors, venture capitalists, private equity firms, investment bankers, lenders, and others.

Application Deadline is January 28, 2013

To apply, please  submit your executive summary via the Long Island Capital Alliance presenting company application.

LI Startups

Startup LI Logo

LI Startups was founded to help entrepreneurs, startups and early-stage companies on Long Island. It was created by Andrew Hazen, a successful Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & Attorney.

This meetup is in it’s infancy, but Andrew has already begun assembling the key ingredients of a solid startup support network (early stage investors and service providers). Given time, I believe more entrepreneurs will come out of the woodwork and attend and if they are natured though tough love and good connections, there is a bright future for this group.

Check out their next meetup.

Stories from the Front – The Entrepreneurial Experience – January 14, 2013

Bookhaven National LaboratoryAn informative on-going series for Long Island entrepreneurs to learn as they network and connect. This network aims to support entrepreneurs in achieving their vision of building successful new ventures. Listen and ask questions as these successful entrepreneurs offer insight and inspiration through their stories.

Panel to Include

  • Dr. James A. Hayward (Chairman, President, and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences)
  • Tyler Roye (CEO, GroupGifting.com)

Workshop Agenda

  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration and networking
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, Presentation with Q & A
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Networking with refreshments

Learn More and Register >