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.

Presenters Selected for Cyber Security Capital Forum

Asking for MoneyWe just got word on the presenters for the upcoming Cyber Security Capital Forum on Friday, September 14th, 8am – 10:30am. The event is co-hosted by LICA, LIFT and LISTnet. 

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 cyber security businesses. Learn more about this event.

Presentors

IP Video Corporation

Its C3Fusion product allows users to securely integrate multi-platform video and audio inputs and prioritize threats from static and mobile locations.

Mobile Data Systems

Mobile Data Systems’ patent-pending FadeMark anti-counterfeit technology solution provides a secure interoperable wireless scanning system to identify and eliminate counterfeiting, theft and fraud.

Secure Decisions

Secure Decisions provides visual analytic tools to help identify risks posed by mobile computing devices. Wireless data and geographic information system are integrated to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, their vulnerabilities, and threats.

Strategic Security Resources

Strategic Security Resources provides risk assessment and resource allocation strategies to identify and prioritize risk, and to develop high-risk reduction solutions.

Wiznucleus

Wiznucleus has proprietary software that protects nuclear power plants and other critical facilities from cyber hackers.

Industry Investor Panelists

Russell M. Artzt

Co-founder and former Chairman of CA Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) (formerly, Computer Associates International Inc.) Mr. Artzt led CA’s eTrust security brand, and was responsible for all aspects of CA’s award-winning eTrust security product line. With more than 30 years experience in the IT industry as atechnology leader, consultant and executive, in March 2008 he was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame.

Robert Brill

Founding Managing Partner of Newlight Management and was previously a General Partner of PolyVentures, venture capital funds whose principal investment focus was on early stage investments in technology companies. Before joining PolyVentures, Mr. Brill was a successful “turn around” CEO at two technology companies.

James McIlree

Equity research analyst at New York-based investment bank Dominick & Dominick. Mr. McLlree has close to 25 years experience in the investment business, as a sell-side research analyst and buy-side analyst and portfolio manager, primarily focusing on emerging growth companies in the defense electronics markets.

William Reinisch

 Mr. Reinisch is a Partner of Palladin Capital Group, a private equity firm with a proven track record of financial expertise, national security experience and specialized technical competence.

 

Funding Opportunity: Cyber Security Capital Forum

Cyber SecurityThe Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), announced that it will be holding a Cyber Security Capital Forum on September 14.  The capital forum will be held in partnership with the Long Island Software & Technology Network (“LISTnet”) and the Long Island Forum for Technology (“LIFT”).   LISTnet and LIFT will facilitate LICA’s reach into the rapidly evolving and critically important field of cyber security. 

At the capital forum, up to 5 cyber security companies will showcase their technologies and services. A panel of investors, business executives, and industry experts will observe these presentations and provide their insights on the development of the cyber security industry and its investments prospects. 

Applicants should be seeking growth or expansion capital and possess a unique cyber security technology or address a need in the industry.  If selected, they will have an opportunity to make an 8-minute presentation to a group of investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, lenders, and others. To apply, please e-mail an executive summary or business plan to Amanda Seelmann (516-328-2300 x211) at aseelmann@abramslaw.com or submit it through www.licapital.org.