June 13, 2013

Accelerate Long Island, the nearly year-old effort to nurture the growth of high-tech companies here, has more than 100 local start-ups in its network of contacts, the organization said.

Mark Lesko, the executive director of Accelerate, said he included a business as part of the “ecosystem” of start-ups on Long Island if Accelerate had made contact with the company or vice versa.

Accelerate, which officially began last September, was created to bridge the gap between the Island’s research institutions — which may be working on discoveries that can be commercialized — and entrepreneurs that are able to create and run companies, as a way to revitalize the local economy and create jobs.

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