Long Island Capital Alliance and LISTnet Announce Strategic Partnership
Melville, NY – February 9, 2017 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization devoted to promoting the growth of the next generation of successful local companies, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the Long Island Software & Technology Network-LISTnet. The partnership will bolster LICA’s reach into the rapidly evolving regional technology sector, while availing LISTnet-connected companies to LICA’s formidable and expanding platform for access to capital and business acceleration practices. In connection with the partnership, the organizations have entered into reciprocating sponsorships and agreed to provide cross-promotional support of events and other programs as well as offer member benefits to participating constituents.
Commenting on the strategic alliance, Neil M. Kaufman, Chairman of LICA, said, “LISTnet has been the leading advocate for the region’s technology sector for two decades. While we have collaborated with them in the past, we are excited to more completely align our interests, beginning with contribution to our annual Technology Capital Forum being held on March 10. Our collective capabilities and industry relationships should prove worthwhile for the many emerging growth technology companies on Long Island.”
“Long Island Capital Alliance and its events have proven to benefit many companies for more than 30 years and we are very pleased to work more closely with this highly accomplished organization,” said Peter Goldsmith, President of LISTnet. “The partnership with LICA represents an important element of our mission to serve the local technology industry.” Consistent with its mission, LISTnet recently created the 20-office co-working Digital Ballpark in Plainview, NY, for technology companies, with space to conduct events for over 100 people.
LICA has held regular quarterly events since the beginning of 2012, when it announced a strategic transformation to enhance its ability to assist local companies. At that time, LICA began to focus on assisting companies clustered in industries which are flourishing in this region, formed alliances with local business and professional organizations, and began engaging in social media initiatives to increase awareness and participation. LISTnet last collaborated with LICA on LICA’s Cyber Security Capital Forum in 2012.
Save the Dates – Additional Upcoming Events from LICA:
- · March 10, 2017: Technology Capital Forum, Melville, NY, 8 AM Eastern
- · April 6, 2017: Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series, NYIT Campus, Old Westbury, NY 6 PM Eastern
- · June 9, 2017: Cybersecurity, Defense & Security Capital Forum, Melville, NY, 8 AM Eastern
- · September 15, 2017: Healthcare Capital Forum, Melville, NY, 8 AM Eastern
- · December 8, 2017: Food, Wine, Beer Capital Forum, Melville, NY, 8 AM Eastern
About Long Island Software & Technology Network-LISTnet:
The objective of LISTnet (www.listnet.org) is to promote Long Island as one of the national centers of excellence for software and technology solutions. This is achieved by facilitating collaborations between companies, establishing forums and events for the exchange of information, improving the quantity of the labor force and partnering with companies that provide the high technology centers necessary for the growth of L.I. software and technology companies.
About Long Island Capital Alliance
Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (www.licapital.org), formerly known as Long Island Venture Group, has been promoting business growth on Long Island. LICA seeks to create a productive and business-friendly environment that will afford area businesses access to the resources necessary to compete successfully in today’s markets. LICA serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas among new and existing business enterprises, successful entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Through quarterly capital forums and special meetings, LICA brings together members of the region’s business community, and has been recognized as the place to turn to when small businesses need equity, debt, or other financing, or for investors to find an attractive investment opportunity.
LICA’s mission is to encourage economic development on Long Island by facilitating capital formation for a broad range of companies in various industries, from early stage to mature, middle market, closely held and publicly-traded businesses. LICA accomplishes this primarily through education, networking, quarterly capital forums, periodic special educational meetings, and alliances with other regional organizations. LICA brings together members of the region’s business community and serves as the finance arm for significant local business and organizations.