The countdown for accepting applications for LaunchPad LI’s Summer 2013 Accelerator Program has begun. Applications are now being accepted thru May 17, 2013. We will review and select applicants to come in for interviews on a rolling basis. We will notify all accepted applicants by the end of May. The Summer 2013 Class will begin on June 3rd and launch with a Summer Blast Off Party!
What you will get out of the LaunchPad Accelerator Program:
- Seed funding
- Free office space
- Exposure and Access to investors
- Legal, Financial, Business Development, Marketing & Sales Support
- Fun Experiences & Lifelong Lessons
The 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
Company Camp is a 10 week entrepreneurial training course where “campers” form teams, ideate products, test markets, hire web designers and raise capital and at the end of the day, create a business.
Company Camp will be premiering the documentary, The Startup Kids, holding SKYPE and in-person question and answer sessions with tech and entrepreneurial business leaders and one lucky team or individual (assuming a minimum “Camp” of 15″) will receive $10,000 to be put toward their business.
The cost of the program is $1,499 and includes the 25 hour, 10 week program, dinner each week (pizza, salad, water and/or soda).
An 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)
- 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 >
In short, StartupDigest is a free email subscription service that pumps out links to blog posts and other content from across the startup community into one curated list of articles for your reading pleasure every Friday. Topics cover all angles and all roles on the inside and outside of startups.
Since you only get the email on Fridays, you can spend a Saturday or Sunday browsing through the articles. I find this is best time to absorb what you are reading with zero 9-5 work day distractions. Moreover, you can bin all those articles coworkers and linkedIn send you during the week and get back to the “doing” part of your startup life. It has personally helped me balance the information overload founders face, and the need to try to read our way out of making mistakes and intern spend too much time reading and not enough time doing.
If that wasn’t enough, the Monday email is even more powerful.
Your Monday email includes a curated list of startup events in your area. For us Long Islander’s it is no surprise that everything listed is in NYC, but there is literally a meetup, educational seminar or funding event every day of the week. You will meet fellow founders, talented designers, experienced product managers as well as real deal VCs and Angels who have funded the likes of Twitter and Facebook. The locations also vary from top NYC law firms, to the HQ of Meetup.com, Microsoft, General Assembly as well as killer bars and restaurants.
The power of these events will become even more apparent in the hard times you will inevitably face along the way. This is your support group, those that have been there and done that and provide the empathy guidance that comes with such experience.
Teach a man to fish…
Ever since I learned about StartupDigest I’ve been pushing out their content though my various social media outlets including Venture Hunt LI. Now I believe with this post I no longer need to be the messenger.
We know it is better to teach a man to fish, but it doesn’t hurt to point him in the right direction, so head to www.startupdigest.com and sign up!