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93 and Counting

93 and Counting
During the past seven months or so, I’ve been trying to connect with as many technology-based startups on Long Island as possible to test one of the fundamental premises of Accelerate Long Island – that there are a significant number of entrepreneurs and startups on Long Island and part of what we need to do [...] read more

Accelerate Long Island as an “Innovation Broker”

Accelerate Long Island as an “Innovation Broker”
I spent the day in Seattle participating in a series of roundtable discussions with folks who are leading efforts to create innovation-based economies in Washington, California and Missouri.  The State of Washington is doing some exciting things, like providing state funding for Entrepreneur-in-Residence programs and designating 15 self-formed Innovation Partnership Zones throughout the state devoted to [...] read more

While Mother Nature Hit Us, Venture Capital Skipped Us

While Mother Nature Hit Us, Venture Capital Skipped Us
Amidst all of the pain and anguish many suffered as a result of Hurricane Sandy, which has been compounded by the freezing wrath of Winter Storm Athena and the tumult surrounding this week’s election, Newsday’s minuscule, but ominous article entitled “Venture Capital skips LI” was understandably lost in the shuffle. And in the short-term, this [...] read more

Mentoring the Emerging Bioscience Industry

Mentoring the Emerging Bioscience Industry
The Center for Biotechnology (CFB) at Stony Brook University was established in 1983 to catalyze the translation of basic biomedical sciences into diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that benefit human health and society and fuel economic growth.  A key aspect of achieving this mission has been to create and implement business development services to facilitate new venture creation [...] read more

The Need for Seed

The Need for Seed
I’ve spent my first two weeks at Accelerate Long Island meeting with dozens of players in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – aspiring entrepreneurs, tech transfer professionals, venture capitalists – and it didn’t take long to identify a missing piece: seed funding.  Brand new companies need cash to get started and throughout the country seed funds [...] read more

Welcome to Accelerate Long Island

Welcome to Accelerate Long Island
Welcome to Accelerate Long Island! We are an unprecedented regional collaboration among Long Island’s major academic and research organizations to accelerate the formation of an innovation-based economy. Our founders are Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Hofstra University, North Shore – LIJ Health System and its Feinstein Institute, Stony Brook University, the Long Island Association, CA Technologies, Inc., Canrock Ventures, Farrell Fritz, Ernst & Young, and [...] read more