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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 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, 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:
  • December 9, 2016 – Healthcare Capital Forum. Information and registration link:
  • Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series Program information and details link:

About Long Island Capital Alliance

Since 1984, the Long Island Capital Alliance (, 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

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Jordan Darrow

Darrow Associates, Inc.