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Report: 195 tech startups on Long Island in 2014

Newsday  March 23, 2015 James Madore Long Island has slowly begun to build a much-talked-about technology economy that is capable of producing good-paying jobs to replace those lost in the defense industry, according to a report due out Tuesday. However, the employment numbers are still tiny. There were 195 tech startups in Nassau and Suffolk [...] read more

Long Island’s 14 hottest startups named in new report

Newsday  March 24, 2015 Victor Ocasio Long Island’s 14 hottest startup companies include everything from drug research firms working on potential treatments for breast cancer to makers of eco-friendly concrete, according to a report released Tuesday. The companies were selected as part of a new report commissioned by Accelerate Long Island, a group that promotes [...] read more

Accelerate LI’s Latest Startup Aims to Rewire Viruses With Software

Xconomy Ben Fidler December 16, 2014 Accelerate Long Island seeded its first batch of startups earlier this year, and today it has circled back with its latest investment—a company purporting to use computer tools to whip up synthetic viruses and create new vaccines. Accelerate LI and its strategic funding partner, the Long Island Emerging Technologies [...] read more

Codagenix snags $322,000 to fund vaccine research

Codagenix snags $322,000 to fund vaccine research
Newsday December 15, 2014 Joe Ryan Codagenix, a Stony Brook biotech company, has closed on $322,000 in public and private funding, including the latest round from a coalition promoting Long Island startups. The company, which digitally simulates viruses to produce vaccines, received $100,000 through a joint investment from Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island [...] read more

Long Island’s uncertain economic horizon

Newsday Opinion – Michael Dobie November 28, 2014 It’s become axiomatic to say the future of Long Island depends on us keeping our young people here. It’s true, but it’s true everywhere. For generations, we benefited from a predictable life cycle. High school grads leave for college, move to big cities or other exciting locales [...] read more

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Newsday reports on LaunchPad Huntington Opening (2/4/14)

LaunchPad Huntington opens for startup companies Originally published: February 5, 2014 7:17 PM Updated: February 6, 2014 11:26 AM By LISA DU Harry Scheiner, left, and Tristan Valentino, programmers for the startup company, eGifter, work at their desks as the opening of the shared work space, LaunchPad Huntington, is celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. [...] read more

Editorial: New funds a key piece to LI’s tech puzzle

Newsday In its quest to become a high-tech hot spot, Long Island has lacked a key element. Money. Specifically, money from deep-pocket investors ready to risk bankrolling researchers with big ideas and startup dreams. Long Island is home to about 130 tech startups at various stages of development, roughly a quarter in biotech. But the [...] read more

Huntington: where tech startups call home

By Jane Lee Bock Times Beacon Record For more than a decade, Suffolk County business leaders have been trying to figure out ways to keep the area’s brightest and most creative youth from fleeing Long Island and taking their talents to other states. All that hard work seems to have paid off. In recent years, [...] read more

Douzinas: The road back to our innovation legacy

Newsday  Long Island can be a driving force of science and innovation in the world’s greatest metro area. It once was; it can be again. We need to reclaim that legacy, which made Long Island a world leader in aviation for most of the 20th century. We should take advantage of our research, medical and [...] read more