The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, began its Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series on July 26. The series is intended to provide professional guidance, mentoring and assistance to the next generation of business leaders and employers on Long Island. LICA is presenting the series in collaboration with New York Institute of Technology (“NYIT”).

LICA and NYIT held the first session on July 26, 2016 at the NYIT’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Technology Center (ETIC) on the Old Westbury Campus. Topics covered were Forming A Business Entity: Choosing A Corporate Structure and Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with NYIT, a leading local academic institution, which shares our vision for promoting regional economic development.”, said Neil M. Kaufman, Chairman of LICA. “The program was designed to track the way an entrepreneur should leverage best practices to build a company from the ground up -- selecting and forming an entity; establishing a business infrastructure such as human resources and accounting systems; financial projections; equity-based compensation; intellectual property protection; obtaining various alternative types of financing; and sales, marketing and communications strategies. We have pulled together a highly experienced panel of speakers who will share with local entrepreneurs their vast knowledge of the most critical areas to business growth.”

“This collaboration is a natural extension of our mission to foster innovation and expand industry-academic partnerships by leveraging NYIT’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Technology Center (ETIC),” said Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the university’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. “The ETIC aims to spur economic growth and ensure greater competitiveness for Long Island by encouraging small businesses to work with our bright students and expert faculty in areas of great opportunity, including cybersecurity, bioengineering, and clean technologies, among others.”

Series topics include:

  • Forming a Business Entity: Choosing A Corporate Structure- July 26, 2016
  • Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets- July 26, 2106
  • Attracting & Retaining Key Employees: HR for Startups-October 25, 2016
  • Stock Based Compensation-October 25, 2016
  • Accounting Systems & Cash Flow- January 12, 2017
  • Financing Alternatives for Startups-January 12, 2107
  • Designing A Business Plan for Success- April 3, 2017
  • The Keys to Successful Corporate Communications & Marketing –April 3, 2017

Please register by clicking on the link on LICA’s Home Page for Upcoming Events.

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   Carter DeLuca Farrell Schmidt, LLP    

Gold Sponsors
   Executive Strategies Group LLC

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