Welcome to the family: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Start-Up NY program added four new members today, including two on Long Island.

Hofstra, NYIT join Start-Up NY family

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s the startup of something big at Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology’s Old Westbury campus, which have both been added to the rolls of the Start-Up NY program. The Start-Up NY Approval Board welcomed four statewide schools into the family at its meeting Wednesday in Albany, unanimously approving each institution’s individual proposal to create a Tax-Free NY Area on or around its campus. In addition to approving…

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Russ Artzt: Brings order to "Chaos" at WCBS Newsradio 880's Oct. 19 Small Business Breakfast in East Meadow.

Oodles of stuff we’re thinking about going to

Vintage networking: LaunchPad Huntington hosts Women, Wine, Startups & Entrepreneurs, an exploration of women-funded, women-operated business on Long Island featuring a panel discussion moderated by EisnerAmper senior audit manager Sharon Keenan. Panelists include Tainos Sofrito & Mojo CEO Vivian Jarrett, Impish Lee CEO Noelle Lee Ventresca, urSwim CEO Marina Montes and GSE Dynamics CEO Ann Shybunko. Sponsored by EisnerAmper, LISTnet Women in Technology and the LI chapter of global women’s networking group Ellevate. Networking with…

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Better living through software: That's the plan at Long Island High Technology Incubator app-makers Mobileware and FYI Mobileware.

On time (and on budget, FYI) with Mobileware

By GREGORY ZELLER // An innovative Long Island software company is about to relaunch its flagship personal-budgeting app – one of the first downloads ever made available for the original iPhone. Not only that, but Stony Brook-based FYI Mobileware Inc. – actually, spinoff Mobileware, sans the “FYI” – is also working hard to push its popular community-based transit-scheduling apps into new markets, with a Philadelphia beta run coming soon. Yun Zhang, CEO and founder of…

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