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  • January 09, 2017 10:32 AM | Carol Lane (Administrator)

    Melville, NY – January 9, 2017 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, is holding the third session in the Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series, which 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”).

    The event will be held on January 12, 2017 from 5:30-8:00 pm at NYIT’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Technology Center and is open to the public for registration. The topics are

    ¥ “The Best Financing Alternative for Startups” presented by Mark Elenowitz, CEO of BANQ, a division of TriPoint Global Equities, a leading small cap broker-dealer that has raised capital for many emerging businesses; and

     

    ¥ “Maximizing Cash Flow through Sound Accounting Systems” presented by Michael DeStefano, CPA, CVA, Partner, Ferrera, DeStefano & Caporusso Certified Public Accountants, P.C.

     “Enhancing Cash Flow through sound accounting practices is critical to the survival and growth of all emerging businesses. The financing alternatives available to them are key to their growth prospects. At this event, local entrepreneurs can learn how to maximize both of these vital elements of their business’s success” said Neil M. Kaufman, Chairman of LICA.  “We are very happy to be collaborating in this effort with NYIT, a leading local academic institution, which shares our vision for promoting regional economic development through this Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series,” continued Neil M. Kaufman.

     “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), and we are excited to be working with the phenomenal experts at LICA to bring the benefit of that to the business community” 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, and this event is a big step in that direction.”

    The next session in the Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series will be held on April 6, 2017 and cover “Designing A Business Plan for Success” and “The Key to Successful Communications & Marketing”. Attendees may register for all events at www.licapital.org.

    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.

    About New York Institute of Technology

    New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 12,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses.

    Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, nearly 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

    Next LICA Capital Forum

    LICA is hosting a Technology Capital Forum on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum will provide an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for emerging companies.


  • January 02, 2017 3:58 PM | Carol Lane (Administrator)


    Click link below for article on Neil Kaufman, Chairman of LICA

    NMK - Chairman of LICA.pdf

  • December 29, 2016 11:42 AM | Carol Lane (Administrator)

    Melville, NY – December 27, 2016 – 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 successful completion of its Healthcare Capital Forum held December 9, 2016. The capital forum featured presentations by 6 companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative healthcare technologies and services.

    At the capital forum, the companies presented to an audience that included venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors. Each of the companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique technologies to enhance clinical outcomes or improve healthcare processes, with strong catalysts for growth. A panel of investment professionals was on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters’ commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the broader healthcare sector. The investor panel, led by LICA Board of Directors member Michael Lane, discussed the healthcare industry, investment climate, and gave strong advice to help entrepreneurs raise capital.  

    “We are very pleased that some of Long Island’s most promising and innovative healthcare companies are utilizing LICA’s Capital Forums as a means to increase their exposure to the greater New York area funding community, enhance their development and accelerate their growth,” said Neil M. Kaufman, Chairman of LICA. “Our Healthcare Capital Forum was a success in promoting leading local companies at the intersection of medical advancements and technology solutions, both key drivers of Long Island’s future economy.”

    “The Docket™ Team is very appreciative for all the support and guidance we have received from the Long Island Capital Alliance (LICA),” commented Michael Perretta, Founder & CEO of presenting company Docket Inc. “December's LICA Healthcare Forum was a fantastic experience. And, we look forward to cultivating the relationships we've forged as a result of the conference. Together with LICA, we are confident in our abilities to disrupt our niche within the healthcare space.”

    Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. and a Forum panelist, noted that the Healthcare Capital Forum was a “great event [and he] felt very humbled by [the] co-panelists.”

    “This was my first time in presenting Dr. Leonardo to a group of potential investors,” said John J. Pellman, President & Chief Executive Officer of presenting company Dr. Leonardo Interactive Webservices. “In doing so, I learned a great deal about what piques an investor’s interest in a company and how they might value a return on an investment.  I thank LICA for the opportunity to present.”

    “We received some good tips and feedback from the panelists. It was interesting and helpful to have feedback from experts in the field,” said Ken Greenberg, President & Co-Founder of presenting company Patient Innovations.

    Healthcare Capital Forum Presenting Companies

    The following companies presented their business plans:

    Bergen Medical Products: Progressive medical device company focusing on improving clinical outcomes and innovative wound closure products. 

    Docket: Enables healthcare professionals to efficiently capture a comprehensive picture of patients' health risk information, medical histories, and other clinically-relevant data.

    Dr. Leonardo: Software as a service (SaaS) company that has developed a website builder and related content for healthcare providers and practices.

    MedFlyt: A web-based SaaS platform for home health agencies to better staff visits with real-time push notification and a mobile app for caregivers.

    Patient Innovations: The developer of OnTime Care® and OnTime Discharge™ software to eliminate waiting in doctors' offices and hospitals.

    Tangen: Technique to revolutionize the diagnosis of sepsis.

    Healthcare Capital Forum Panel of Investors:

    The following investment professionals participate in the investor panel at the Healthcare Capital Forum:

    Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Schein, Inc.: Bruce serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC). Henry Schein is a Fortune 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 indices. It is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company is a Fortune World’s Most Admired company. Previously, he was the Vice President, Emerging Technologies for Henry Schein. Bruce manages, and has P&L responsibility for Henry Schein Medical Systems and the DDX business. He led the ConnectDental team for 2 years and works closely with the Corporate Business Development Group, the Global Prosthetics Solutions team and Henry Schein Practice Solutions, advising them on technology opportunities. He started as the Director of Product Management to the leadership team in Utah when Discus Dental Software was acquired by HSI in May 2007 and was promoted, in 2008, to Vice President of Product Management and Development, managing all of HSPS’s software lines and development teams. Bruce was the founder of Direct Vision Software, the General Manager of Discus Dental Software and has been a leader in dental technology for 30 years. He practiced dentistry for 14 years between 1984 and 1997.

    Daniel J. Broyles, FundWorks, LLC: Daniel Broyles has over 10 years of experience in project management, planning, and execution. Prior to establishing FundWorks, he managed construction of 13 buildings throughout NYC, including the National September 11 Memorial Museum. For up to 11 simultaneous contracts, in excess of $1 billion, he oversaw contract drafting, bidding, negotiation, and execution. Mr. Broyles also served as a senior executive of Epica Medical Innovations responsible for capital raises, intellectual property management, FDA regulatory affairs, and M&A due diligence; this tenure also included the invention, research & development, prosecution, and protection of IP. He began his career as an engineer and land surveyor for Haubenreich, Hess, and Shaw.

    Mr. Broyles is also a member Andrew Carnegie Business Council, Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program, and the Automotive Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and his Masters of Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

    Russ Fein, Managing Director, Corporate Fuel: Mr. Fein is a Managing Director Corporate Fuel, a merchant bank overseeing $55 million in private equity funds. He has been on the boards of, and interim CEO for, a number of healthcare related businesses, beginning his career in in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Jefferies & Company, Inc. where he worked on numerous complex transactions. He then spent a number of years in the merchant banking field where he negotiated acquisitions and investments both as principal and agent and often stepped in as CEO, COO and/or CFO of portfolio companies, leading growth strategies and building professional organizations around entrepreneurial businesses. He has had senior management roles at a number of small and large operating businesses, including a chain of martial art studios, an Internet incubator and as the Vice President, Worldwide Business Operations for Westcon Group, a $4 billion distributor of communications and technology equipment, where he also held the role of General Manager for a $300mm U.S. division.

    Mr. Fein received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and graduated from Union College with honors in Managerial Economics.

    Save the Dates – Additional Upcoming Events from LICA:

    • January 12, 2017: Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series – “The Best Financing Alternatives for Startups” & “Good Financial and Accounting Systems Translate Into Cash. Additional program information and details link:http://www.licapital.org/Entrepreneur-Education-&-Mentoring-Series
    • March 10, 2017: Technology Capital Forum, Melville, NY, 8 AM Eastern

    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.

    For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online at www.licapital.org.

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    Contact:

    Jordan Darrow

    Darrow Associates, Inc.

    631-766-4528

    jdarrow@darrowir.com


  • September 09, 2016 11:00 AM | Carol Lane (Administrator)


    Keynote Speaker:

    Daniel B. Wolfe, Ph. D., President and CFO of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), the New York-based Publicly Traded Business Development Company and Venture Capital Firm

    Melville, NY – September 9, 2016 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the keynote speaker, presenting companies, investor panelists and remaining agenda for its Technology Capital Forum to be held on Friday, September 16, 2016. The capital forum will feature presentations by companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative consumer and business-to-business technologies.

    At the capital forum, six technology companies will present to an audience that will include venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors. Each of the companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique technologies and intellectual properties with catalysts for growth. A panel of investment professionals will be on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters’ commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the broader technology sector.

    Technology Capital Forum on September 16, 2016 -- Participants

    Keynote Speaker

    Daniel B. Wolfe, Ph.D., President and CFO of Harris & Harris Group, Inc.: Dr. Wolfe has been with Harris & Harris Group since 2004 and has significant experience in capital formation at all stages of a company’s evolution including sourcing and structuring of private, public and debt financings and identifying and evaluating M&A opportunities. He is a current and past member of the board of directors of multiple privately held portfolio companies and one publicly traded portfolio company.

    Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, among other distinguished endeavors, he was the Co-founder and President of Scientific Venture Assessments, Inc., a provider of scientific analysis of prospective investments for private equity placements and of scientific expertise to high-technology companies. Dr. Wolfe graduated from Harvard University (Ph.D. and A.M. in Chemistry). He was also graduated from Rice University (B.A. in Chemistry), and has published over 15 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

    Panel of Investors:

    The following investment professionals will participate in the investor panel at the Technology Capital Forum:

    Dan Conley, Founder, Angels + LifeInfoSci Investors: Dan Conley is an active angel investor and funds emerging growth companies alongside Angels + LifeInfoSci Investors. As a leader of NJAngels.net since 1998, he coaches, advises and guides Entrepreneurial CEOs who become Angel-backable after undergoing DealScrubbing, VenturEvaluations + Due Diligence which Mr. Conley and select networked teammates help perform.

    Since 1992 Mr. Conley has coordinated Entrepreneurs University programs through EntreUniv.org, a 30-yr young nonprofit educational institute for Entrepreneurial CEOs who learn Best Practices to raise capital to become more fundable.

    Mr. Conley has helped finance technology companies focused on Advanced Materials, Clean Energies, InfoTech, dot-coms, software, communications, and original equipment and process manufacturing for many industry-leading CEOs.

    Richard Foster, President, Foster Management & Holdings, LLC: Richard Foster is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and professional speaker with a passion for new business development. He is Managing Director of AngelFire Ventures, an angel investment fund focused on deal syndication of some of NYC's best angel deals. Mr. Foster serves on the board and is actively involved in an executive capacity in several of his portfolio companies.

    Charles Parmele IV, CLU, Principal, Parmele, McDermott & Thomas: Charles "Chip" Parmele is a limited partner in six venture capital Funds and a strategic insurance advisor. He is a Mentor to the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), an early stage seed fund and technology accelerator. He is a charter member of the Indus Entrepreneurs, a global network of entrpreneurs and professionals established to foster entrepreneurship.

    Technology Presenting Companies:

    Assessment Innovation: An intelligent mobile-powered talent assessment system that automatically screens job candidates and matches them to open jobs by harnessing the power of the smartphone and the latest findings in psychology. 

    ConnectandSell: Effortlessly gets B2B salespeople 10X more live conversations with qualified prospects – every day.

    DatArcs: Technology for automatically tuning servers and improving performance and energy efficiency by more than 10%.

    Mobileware: Developer of applications to provide real-time commuter and location-based scheduling services.

    RABT: Helps media companies and brands serve appealing video content to their millennial audiences through the use of Big Data.

    Rally Bus: Created technology platform to serve as a marketplace to connect groups, event-goers, and commuters for crowdpowered transportation.

    LICA is hosting the Technology Capital Forum on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for emerging technology companies.

    Save the Dates – Additional Upcoming Events from LICA:

    • October 25, 2016 -- Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series Session II. Information and registration link: http://www.licapital.org/event-2301663
    • December 9, 2016 – Healthcare Capital Forum. Information and registration link: http://www.licapital.org/event-2243421
    • Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series Program information and details link:http://www.licapital.org/Entrepreneur-Education-&-Mentoring-Series

    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.

    For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online at www.licapital.org.

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    Contact:

    Jordan Darrow

    Darrow Associates, Inc.

    631-766-4528

    jdarrow@darrowir.com


  • May 19, 2016 12:53 PM | Carol Lane (Administrator)

    Long Island Capital Alliance Completes Consumer Products Capital Forum

    Save the Date: Technology Capital Forum on September 16, 2016

    Melville, NY – May 19, 2016 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the successful completion of its Consumer Products Capital Forum held May 6, 2016. The capital forum featured presentations by five Long Island companies which are building businesses around innovative consumer products that reflect the latest trends and conveniences to enhance daily activities and lifestyles.

    Highlights included:

    • An audience of approximately 80 attendees, which included venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors.
    • Many Long Island and New York City based investors along with other regional business professionals.
    • Keynote speaker Keith D. Drayer,Vice President and General Manager of Henry Schein Financial Services. Henry Schein Inc. is one of Long Island's largest public companies and the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners.Mr. Drayer discussed the many paths to success for young companies through proper financing and strategic partnerships.
    • A panel of industry investors reviewed each of the presenting companies and provided expert insights into the valuation and investment processes typically applied by investors.
    • The industry investor panel was led by Michael A. Lane, LICA Board Member and President of Long Island-based Real Content Media Group, Inc., who recently secured his company’s second round of financing.

    “Our Consumer Products Capital Forum was very well attended and marks another successful event for our organization as we strive to improve the local business landscape,” said Neil Kaufman, Chairman of LICA. “In April we launched our Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series, which is intended to provide professional guidance, mentoring and assistance to the next generation of business leaders and employers on Long Island. This series, along with our quarterly Capital Forums which showcase companies seeking capital, are proving to be a vital resource to the resurgence of early stage and high growth regional businesses.”

    "Our Company, EZ Pocket Eyewear was honored and appreciative to be invited as a presenting company at the recent Long Island Capital Alliance Forum. It was an excellent opportunity to introduce our EYEFolds innovative folding frame eyewear line to an engaged, interested and knowledgeable consumer products investor audience. Congratulations and thanks for hosting an excellent and informative gathering," said presenter Wayne Rubin, Founder and CEO of EZ Pocket Eyewear, LLC.

    Consumer Products Capital Forum Presenting Companies

    The following companies presented their business plans:

    Chroma-Fish:  Platform for quantification of color-change chemical reactions using smartphone cameras, initially targeting the fish tank maintenance market.

    Commute Safety LLC: A smart phone application package that produces a safer driving experience, reduces injuries and insurance accident cost, and improves driver safety by providing highly accurate driver behavior, trip travel mileage monitoring and live traffic data. 

    EZ Pocket Eyewear: An e-commerce, wholesale, & manufacturing company which develops iconic styled, high quality and affordable folding sunglasses, sun readers, readers and prescription frames designed for easy use and transportability.

    MeVee: A free social media live streaming platform that shares advertising revenue with content creators.

    Quikiks-Hands-Free Shoes: The first fully supportive, totally hands-free operable shoes.

    Consumer Products Capital Forum Panel of Investors

    The following investment professionals participated in the investor panel at the Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Distribution Capital Forum:

    Robert Hussey: Mr. Hussey is a seasoned financial, marketing, and operations executive focused on advising private equity and institutional investors.  He founded and managed the first NASDAQ IPO and ultimate sale to News Corp of POP Radio, which became the country's largest direct broadcast satellite network. He is currently the Lead Board Director of CPXi, a top 10 US independent digital media company.  

    Gary B. Kane, CFA: Mr. Kane is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chimera Strategies which provides investment banking services to small businesses. Mr. Kane is a CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst - and has extensive experience both on Wall Street and Main Street in various roles such equity research, corporate development, business development, consulting, and corporate financial planning and analysis.  He is a member of the Long Island Business News’ 40 individuals under the age of 40.  LIBN considers award winners to be the rising stars in the Long Island business community.

    Larry Nusbaum: Mr. Nusbaum is currently President of BioHarvest, a biotech consumer supplement company, and was formerly a Managing Director of Vertex Capital, a fund which invests in early stage private companies.  Mr. Nusbaum has a 25 year track record in maximizing sales, and creating operating efficiencies for early stage start-ups, turnarounds, and expansions for mid-size companies in the consumer brand, direct marketing, and multi-media space. He has served as CEO for a number of renowned companies, including Ronco.

    Next LICA Capital Forum—Technology Companies

    LICA is hosting a Technology Capital Forum on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum will provide an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for emerging 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.

    For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online.

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    Contact:

    Jordan Darrow

    Darrow Associates, Inc.

    631-766-4528

    jdarrow@darrowir.com


    Long Island Capital Alliance Completes Consumer Products Capital Forum

    Save the Date: Technology Capital Forum on September 16, 2016

  • March 17, 2016 4:27 PM | Carol Lane (Administrator)

    Kick-off Event to be Held on April 5, 2016

    LICA Collaborates with New York Institute of Technology on the Series

    Save the Date: Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Distribution Capital Forum on May 6, 2016

    Melville, NY – March 17, 2016 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the launch of its Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series, which 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 will launch this series with an event entitled Growing Your Business from the Ground Up on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the historic NYIT de Seversky Mansion, on NYIT’s Old Westbury campus. Over 100 attendees are expected and will include local entrepreneurs, professionals, incubator residents, NYIT faculty and select students. In addition to presentations provided by guest speakers, event participants will enjoy an open bar and buffet dinner. Subsequent events in the series are expected to provide detailed examinations of the topics discussed at the kick-off event.

    “We are thrilled to be partnering with NYIT, a leading local academic institution, which shares our vision for promoting regional economic development, as we launch our Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series,” 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.”

    The Growing Your Business From the Ground Up panel discussion will be moderated by Neil M. Kaufman, LICA’s chairman. Topics and speakers include:

    • Forming an Entity, with Neil Kaufman of Abrams Fensterman
    • Considerations in Start-up HR, with Dawn Davidson Drantch of Alcott HR
    • Stock Based Compensation, with Eric Altstadter of EisnerAmper
    • Accounting Systems & Projections, with Corey Massella of Katz, Sapper & Miller
    • Intellectual Property Protection, with George Likourezos of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
    • Business Planning, with Jeff Bass of Executive Strategies Group, LLC
    • Financing Alternatives, with Mark Elenowitz of TriPoint Global Equities/Banq
    • Corporate Communications & Marketing with serial entrepreneur Michael Lane

    The Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series Kick-off event sponsors include Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP, Alcott HR, EisnerAmper LLP, Astoria Bank and R & D Tax Savers. To participate as a sponsor, presenter or attendee at any of the Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series events, please contact LICA today or register online.

    Subsequent Entrepreneur Educational Series events will be held at the offices of Launchpad Huntington, in Huntington, New York. Launchpad Huntington, which provides a co-working environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs, also is participating in the Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series.

    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.

    About New York Institute of Technology

    New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 12,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses.

    Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, nearly 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

    Next LICA Capital Forum

    LICA is hosting a Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Distribution Capital Forum on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum will provide an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for emerging companies.


  • February 23, 2016 5:07 PM | Carol Lane (Administrator)

    Strong Investor Participation and Presentations at

    Long Island Capital Alliance Healthcare Capital Forum

    Another Success Story for Previous Presenter

    Save the Date: Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Distribution Capital Forum on May 6, 2016

    Melville, NY – February 16, 2016 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the successful completion of its Healthcare Capital Forum held January 22, 2016. The capital forum featured presentations by five Long Island companies which are building business around innovative medical device and process technologies that improve diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy, enhance patient comfort, reduce healthcare costs and improve safety.

    Highlights included:

    • An audience of approximately 100 attendees, which included venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors.
    • Well-funded New York City-based investors were in conspicuous attendance, in addition to several Long Island-based investors..
    • Keynote speaker David L. Calone, President & CEO of Jove Equity Partners, a Long Island-based investment fund, and a candidate for the U.S. Congress from the 1st district of New York, discussed his experience in financing and supporting early stage companies, including many local companies and fast-rising transportation company Uber.
    • A panel of industry investors reviewed each of the presenting companies and provided expert insights into the valuation and investment processes typically applied by investors.
    • The industry investor panel included Dr. Lishan Aklog, CEO of PavMED Inc., which has been a presenting company at LICA’s previous Healthcare capital Forum, and which is in the process of completing its IPO.

    “This Healthcare Capital Forum was one of the strongest and most successful events we’ve held,” said Neil Kaufman, Chairman of LICA. “We are always thrilled when our presenters succeed, and PavMED’s IPO is another example of this. The compelling presentations at the forum clearly demonstrate that we have a very strong collection of emerging healthcare, medical technology and life sciences companies on Long Island, which we believe will continue to be critically important to the economic development of our region. We are very pleased to be able to expose these great companies to the regional investment community and provide all our other additional assistance to turn these into the next generation of powerhouse Long Island employers.”

    As reported by Innovate Long Island, Mr. Calone noted, this event demonstrates that “investors on Long Island understand there are opportunities here, instead of having to go elsewhere to find them. And it also seems more people in the city are looking at Long Island as a place to make real investments.”

    Don Marchon, founder and CEO of presenting company Remote Medical Technologies, commented that the LICA Healthcare Capital Forum was a “wonderful experience…Input from [LICA Board members] Jeff [Bass} and Neil [Kaufman] was extremely helpful.” Mr. Marchon continued that positive aspects that he experienced at the event included “the opportunity to introduce the company’s technology to the investment community, meet actual investors and establish new contacts for growing my business through local support.”

    “This was much more professional [than other Long Island investment events] with the lessons from the panelists, and the LICA coaching was very valuable,” said Jeff Peterson, CEO of presenting company Soteria. “Feedback from [the investor] panel was very helpful [and] it was a good way to get inside the heads of people we present to.”

    Healthcare Capital Forum Presenting Companies

    The following companies presented their business plans:

    Remote Medical Technologies: Real-time, high definition video collaboration and communication for pathologists, surgeons, and radiologists to make impactful time sensitive decisions.

    Theragnostic Technologies: A next-generation MRI contrast agent uniquely safe for kidney patients with superior image quality, longest imaging time window, and novel nano-based multi-functionality.

    Soteria: The developer of Oxxy/Gen, the world's first affordable, oxygen generating, personal escape respirator.

    High Pressure Processing: A natural alternative using pressurized water to purify a wide range of food products compatible with consumer demands for natural, fresh, safe and ready to eat foods and beverages.

    Neural Tourniquet: An innovative procedure developed at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to apply electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve to reduce bleeding during surgery.

    Healthcare Capital Forum Panel of Investors

    The following investment professionals participated in the investor panel at the Healthcare Capital Forum:

    David Weild IV, CEO, Weild & Co: Mr. Weild is the founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Weild & Co., a technology-driven capital facilitation platform and of its broker-dealer subsidiary. Mr. Weild is a recognized expert on capital formation and capital markets. He has co-authored a number of definitive white papers, studies and articles which have been cited by legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and the White House Jobs Council and is widely considered to be the father of the JOBS Act, which has rejuvenated the micro-cap public market. He also has served as:

    • Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Head of Listed Companies, and a member of the Executive Committee of The Nasdaq Stock Market.
    • Vice President and Equity Syndicate Manager, Managing Director and Head of the Global Equity Transaction Groups at Prudential Securities Inc., as well as Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and President of PrudentialFinancial.com and PrudentialSecurities.com.
    • Senior Advisor Capital Markets at Thornton LLP, a leading public accounting firm.

    Lishan Aklog, M.D., Chairman & CEO, PavMed: Dr. Aklog has been recognized for his distinguished career as an academic cardiac surgeon and innovator as a medical device entrepreneur. He is Co-Managing Partner of HCFP, a financial advisory and investment firm and a co-founding Partner of Pavilion Holdings Group (PHG) , a medical device holding company and Pavilion Medical Innovations, a venture-backed medical device incubator. Dr. Aklog has been recognized as one of America's Top Doctors in the Castle Connolly Guide. Dr. Aklog received his M.D., cum laude, from Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Aklog previously served as:

    • Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Vortex Medical Inc., a PHG portfolio company, until its acquisition by AngioDynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGO) for $55 million
    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and Chair of The Cardiovascular Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center's Heart and Lung Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
    • Director of the Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory and an attending cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

    Joshua R. Lamstein, Partner, KEC Ventures: Mr. Lamstein has broad experience in private equity, venture capital, and investing in and managing early stage ventures, including the public healthcare market. Mr. Lamstein is a Partner in KEC Ventures and is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of HCFP, a financial advisory and investment firm.

    He also:

    • Is a director of Penske Media Group, a global media company, as a designee of Quadrangle Group, a private equity firm.
    • Co-founded Soli, a global mobile marketing company, and served as its Chief Operating Officer until its acquisition in November 2012 by Acision Nederland B.V., a leading SMS provider to the world's largest telecommunication companies.
    • Was a founding member of GF Capital Private Equity Fund and served as a Director and a Managing Director.
    • Worked at Apollo Advisers, a global private equity firm.

    Harvey Brofman, Investor: Mr. Brofman is a seasoned professional and entrepreneur in healthcare informatics, transaction processing, relationship marketing and healthcare IT. He has been a pioneer in the development and adoption of new systems technology in the medical, pharmacy, pharmaceutical and payor components of the healthcare industry. His specialties include IT systems development and integration, User Interface and User Experience focused multi-point, and multi-touch integrated solutions combining on and off-line tactical strategies.

    He also served as:

    • President, Nine 4-Bit Slices, a company that owns and invests in companies in various markets with particular interest in healthcare, marketing, analytics, web, mobile applications and alternative energy.
    • President, Integrated Tactics
    • Vice President & Strategic Partner Development at Cegedim Relationship Management
    • President and Chief Executive Officer of OPUS Health LLC

    Next LICA Capital Forum

    LICA is hosting a Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Distribution Capital Forum on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum will provide an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for emerging 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.

    For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online.

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    Contact:

    Jordan Darrow

    Darrow Associates, Inc.

    631-367-1866

    jdarrow@darrowir.com


  • January 13, 2016 9:12 AM | Carol Lane (Administrator)

    Melville, NY – January 13, 2016 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the keynote speaker, presenting companies, investor panelists and remaining agenda for its Healthcare Capital Forum to be held on Friday, January 22, 2016. The capital forum will feature presentations by companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around innovative medical device and process technologies that improve diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy, enhance patient comfort and reduce healthcare costs.

    At the capital forum, five healthcare companies will present to an audience that will include venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and angel and high net worth investors. Each of the companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique medical innovations and intellectual properties with catalysts for growth. A panel of healthcare investment professionals will be on hand to review the presentations, offer their insights on the presenters’ commercial viability and prospects for market success and provide expert commentary on investment conditions in the healthcare industry.

    Healthcare Capital Forum on January 22, 2016 -- Participants 

    Keynote Speaker

    David Calone, President & CEO, Jove Equity Partners: David L. Calone is the President and CEO of Jove Equity Partners, LLC, a private equity and venture capital firm which invests in the internet, software, digital media, real estate and health care industries. He created the LI Emerging Technologies Fund to help launch new technology companies that start in local research laboratories. Mr. Calone is also chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission. He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and has an economics degree from Princeton University. He is a candidate for Congress in the 1st District of New York.

    Panel of Investors:

    The following investment professionals will participate in the investor panel at the Healthcare Capital Forum:

    David Weild IV, CEO, Weild & Co: Mr. Weild is the founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Weild & Co., a technology-driven capital facilitation platform and of its broker-dealer subsidiary. Mr. Weild is a recognized expert on capital formation and capital markets. He has co-authored a number of definitive white papers, studies and articles which have been cited by legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and the White House Jobs Council and is widely considered to be the father of the JOBS Act, which has rejuvenated the micro-cap public market.

    He also has served as:

    • Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Head of Listed Companies, and a member of the Executive Committee of The Nasdaq Stock Market.
    • Vice President and Equity Syndicate Manager, Managing Director and Head of the Global Equity Transaction Groups at Prudential Securities Inc., as well as Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and President of PrudentialFinancial.com and PrudentialSecurities.com.
    • Senior Advisor Capital Markets at Thornton LLP, a leading public accounting firm.

    Lishan Aklog, M.D., Chairman & CEO, PavMed: Dr. Aklog has been recognized for his distinguished career as an academic cardiac surgeon and innovator as a medical device entrepreneur. He is Co-Managing Partner of HCFP, a financial advisory and investment firm and a co-founding Partner of Pavilion Holdings Group (PHG) , a medical device holding company and Pavilion Medical Innovations, a venture-backed medical device incubator. Dr. Aklog has been recognized as one of America's Top Doctors in the Castle Connolly Guide. Dr. Aklog received his M.D., cum laude, from Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Aklog previously served as:

    • Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Vortex Medical Inc., a PHG portfolio company, until its acquisition by AngioDynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGO) for $55 million
    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and Chair of The Cardiovascular Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center's Heart and Lung Institute in Phoenix, Arizona
    • Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
    • Director of the Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory and an attending cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

    Joshua R. Lamstein, Partner, KEC Ventures: Mr. Lamstein has broad experience in private equity, venture capital, and investing in and managing early stage ventures, including the public healthcare market. Mr. Lamstein is a Partner in KEC Ventures and is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of HCFP, a financial advisory and investment firm.

    He also:

    • Is a director of Penske Media Group, a global media company, as a designee of Quadrangle Group, a private equity firm
    • Co-founded Soli, a global mobile marketing company, and served as its Chief Operating Officer until its acquisition in November 2012 by Acision Nederland B.V., a leading SMS provider to the world's largest telecommunication companies
    • Was a founding member of GF Capital Private Equity Fund and served as a Director and a Managing Director
    • Worked at Apollo Advisers, a global private equity firm

    Harvey Brofman, Investor: Mr. Brofman is a seasoned professional and entrepreneur in healthcare informatics, transaction processing, relationship marketing and healthcare IT. He has been a pioneer in the development and adoption of new systems technology in the medical, pharmacy, pharmaceutical and pay or components of the healthcare industry. His specialties include IT systems development and integration, User Interface and User Experience focused multi-point, and multi- touch integrated solutions combining on and off-line tactical strategies.

    He also served as:

    • President, Nine 4-Bit Slices, a company that owns and invests in companies in various markets with particular interest in healthcare, marketing, analytics, web, mobile applications and alternative energy
    • President, Integrated Tactics
    • Vice President & Strategic Partner Development at Cegedim Relationship Management
    • President and Chief Executive Officer of OPUS Health LLC

    Healthcare Presenting Companies:

    Remote Medical Technologies: Real-time, high definition video collaboration and communication for pathologists, surgeons, and radiologists to make impactful time sensitive decisions.

    Theragnostic Technologies: A next-generation MRI contrast agent uniquely safe for kidney patients with superior image quality, longest imaging time window, and novel nano-based multi-functionality.

    Soteria: The developer of Oxxy/Gen, the world's first affordable, oxygen generating, personal escape respirator.

    High Pressure Processing: A natural alternative using pressurized water to purify a wide range of food products compatible with consumer demands for natural, fresh, safe and ready to eat foods and beverages.

    Neural Tourniquet: An innovative procedure to apply electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve to reduce bleeding during surgery.

    LICA is hosting the Healthcare Capital Forum on Friday, January 22, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for emerging medical technology, life science and medical device 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.

    For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online.

    * * *

    Contact:

    Jordan Darrow

    Darrow Associates, Inc.

    631-367-1866

    jdarrow@darrowir.com


  • November 03, 2015 10:56 AM | Carol Lane (Administrator)

    Melville, NY – November 3, 2015 – The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the successful completion of its Technology Capital Forum held on October 23, 2015. The capital forum featured presentations by companies which have connections to the Long Island region and are building business around technologies used for communications, social media, education and productivity applications.

    Five technology companies presented their businesses to an audience that included venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, angel and high net worth investors. Each of the companies selected by LICA for presentation at the capital forum possesses unique intellectual properties with catalysts for growth based on highly leverageable business models. Keynote speaker David Hershberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STS Global Inc., discussed his success stories from building and monetizing technology companies, including Globecomm Systems Inc., on Long Island for more than 50 years.

    “The Technology Capital Forum has proven to be an excellent networking event for both investors and the leaders of some of the areas hottest technology companies,” said Neil Kaufman, Chairman of LICA. “We are delighted to be playing a crucial role in the helping these companies realize their capital raising potential as well as facilitating business development relationships that collectively should help drive the Long Island economy.”

    Commenting on the event, David A. Palmieri, Co-Founder of presenting company URBNEYE, said: “Thank you for giving URBNEYE the opportunity to present at LICA's Capital Forum, it was a great experience for us. The conversation was inspiring and extremely valuable for us going forward. I am sure the other companies that presented feel the same way. We greatly appreciate your help in preparing us for the event and were happy to see that your hard work was a success.”

    “Thank you for your hard work in putting this event together. We have already received several e-mails asking for follow up meetings,” said Anita D’Amico, CEO of Code Dx, a presenter at the capital forum.

    Michael Sher, Co-Founder of presenting company Centrallo, noted, “The forum was extremely well organized and it gave me the opportunity to sharpen my investor deck. George [Likourezos, a LICA sponsor, Board member, and Partner at the intellectual property law firm of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP] has been incredibly helpful in making introductions. From a networking perspective we made some good connections; I met some professionals that I will most definitely be doing business with in the future.”

    Technology Capital Forum Presenting Companies

    Centrallo: Has developed a cross-platform productivity app that helps people be better organized and in control of personal and business information. The company’s initial app has been launched in more than 100 countries to enable users to store, organize, retrieve and share information.

    Code DX®: Based in Northport, NY, provides a software tool that consolidates and normalizes software vulnerabilities detected by multiple code analysis tools. Its visual analytics help to triage and prioritize software vulnerabilities for efficient remediation. It was designed and developed to address the security needs of software developers, security analysts, security auditors and CISOs.

    URBNEYE: Based in New York, NY, is a mobile application that delivers real-time visual access that allows users to gauge the scene, ambiance and demographic of public locations directly from mobile devices.

    POEM Technology, LLC: Based in Huntington, NY, provides wireless sensor technology for use by commercial and consumer through integration with IoT (Internet of things) devices and installations. The company’s name is derived from the sensors manufactured which are Points Of Entry Monitors that leverage Internet access to streamline operations and increase efficiency.

    Buncee LLC: Based in Calverton, NY, provides fun and easy to use web-based tools for creation and presentation of digital and multimedia content that helps students and educators across the world create and learn, both within and outside of the classroom.

    Technology Capital Forum Panel of Investors

    The following investment professionals participated in the panel discussion at the Technology Capital Forum:

    Mark Elenowitz: Mr. Elenowitz is the CEO of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC and BANQ®, a leading electronic broker-dealer. He integrates a successful entrepreneurial background with extensive financial services and capital markets experience to advise clients on financings and acquisitions. Mr. Elenowitz is also Managing Director of TriPoint Capital Advisors, LLC. He is the recipient of several entrepreneurial awards and has been profiled in BusinessWeek and on CNBC.

    Evan Greenberg: Mr. Greenberg is the founder and lead portfolio manager at LegendCap Funds LLC. He advises public and private firms on growth strategy, financing, and investor communications, helping them develop into larger, more successful firms. In addition, he has many years of experience advising companies on leveraged recapitalizations and management-led buyouts. A Long Islander his entire life, Mr. Greenberg began his professional career on Wall Street as a financial advisor. Following a tenure of substantial returns for his clients, he founded a small-cap oriented hedge fund to manage client assets on a discretionary basis. After selling the fund, he started LegendCap to both advise early stage companies and manage a fund that invests in public and private companies operating in growth sectors of the economy.

    Tim Foster: Mr. Foster currently focuses on the metro New York market for LLR Partners, a firm that manages capital for and invests in private companies. He sources and evaluates new investment opportunities for LLR and potential acquisitions for portfolio companies. Prior to LLR, he worked for KPMG, where he was a Business Development Director responsible for building relationships with investors, business owners and service providers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. With a B.S from University of Pennsylvania, he previously served as Business Development Manager for Edison Ventures.

    Next LICA Capital Forum

    LICA is hosting a Healthcare Capital Forum on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 68 South Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747. The capital forum provides an opportunity to meet capital providers, entrepreneurs, industry executives and businesses seeking capital, as well as to hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for emerging growth 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.

    For more information on LICA and its next event, please contact LICA today or register online.

    * * *

    Contact:

    Jordan Darrow

    Darrow Associates, Inc.

    631-766-4528

    jdarrow@darrowir.com


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