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No. 28: NFL cons, Bellone scolds and a $10M clean energy prize. Sort of.

ARRESTING PERFORMANCE: Scientists analyzed five years of NFL draft data and discovered that the performance of players who had an arrest record but no charges was better than those without an arrest. And they cost less. http://bit.ly/1AfrTUz TO THE MOON, PLANNERS: Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone opened a county economic summit yesterday by chiding officials on their “Ralph Kramden approach” to economic development. Thoughtful planning is a long, hard road that requires concerted strategies, not get-rich-quick styled solutions, he…


Ken Adams with Gov. Cuomo

No. 27: Adams out, Biopreneurs in, plus a sip of 170-year-old bubbly

ADAMS’ ALBANY ADIEU: Ken Adams, the former Empire State Development chief who was shuffled over to the finance department in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s post-election inner-sanctum makeover, will leave government service in June. His replacement, Jerry Boone, currently heads the Civil Service Commission. The posting requires Senate approval. Mehul J. Patel, chief of staff at Empire State, adds COO duties there, while Axel Bernabe, a partner at Constantine Cannon, will serve as assistant counsel to the governor…


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No. 26: Schein on Stanley Bergman, killer weed for Wallkill and loud love in Brooklyn

TGIF: A good Friday everyone, and welcome to new readers. Don’t forget to send tips, news, story ideas, calendar items, releases, promotions, job postings, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM: Students from Molloy College, Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College will face off today in the state finals of the NY business plan competition, which includes 75 schools from 10 regions and $500,000 in prizes. Molloy College student Mike Russo earned top honors…


No. 25: Mission impossible, inside innovation and Googling Nessie

TGIW: A good Wednesday and welcome to our newest readers. This roundup is for you, so please tell us how we can make it better. Send tips, news, ideas, calendar items, releases, promotions, job postings, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. OPINION MISSION LONG ISLAND: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was in Cuba this week to push his Global New York strategy, which seeks to expand trade and other business opportunities for Empire State companies. At his side: executives from…


No. 24: Pitches, liquid biopsy and what to drink when you turn 100

TOP O’ THE WEEK Good Monday, innovators, and welcome all new readers of this roundup. There’s a lot of you. It’s April 20, on which date Miro was born, the Bay of Pigs invasion failed and the Curies refined radium. Top that. The radium thing, we mean. THE MONDAY DEBRIEF If working together is so bad, why does the Diamond District do so well? That and other hard questions – and many of the answers…


No. 23: Seed fund, med patches and that final Sopranos scene

Welcome to the weekly roundup for April 17. It’s National Bat Appreciation Day, and they deserve it: Nature’s only winged mammal can eat 1,000 mosquitoes in 24 hours. Move over, Andrew Zimmern. TOP NEWS ACCELERATE LANDS SEED FUNDING New York State has awarded $1.5M to a new seed fund designed to invest in downstate companies commercializing research from local laboratories and universities. The fund, to be administered by Accelerate Long Island and the SUNY Research…