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After hours: WBLI morning show host Cooper Lawrence will emcee the Long Island Imagine Awards, May 2 in Woodbury.


Jeffrey Bass: Entrepreneurial mentor.

Plan A: The Long Island Capital Alliance and the New York Institute of Technology have scheduled the next lecture in their Entrepreneur Education & Mentoring Series, Growing Your Business From the Ground Up, this time featuring Jeffrey Bass of the Executive Strategies Group discussing the essentials of a winning business plan and Michael Lane, president of the Real Content Media Group, examining the keys to successful corporate communications and marketing. The event, including networking opportunities, is scheduled to run 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 3 at the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center on NYIT’s Old Westbury campus. Tickets cost $10 for LICA members and NYIT faculty and $15 for general admission. Click here for tickets and more information.

So happy Together: Innovate Long Island and LISTnet will once again rub elbows with the elite of Long Island innovation at our next Tech Together Happy Hour, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 5 at Jewel Restaurant in Melville. Admission is free, hors d’Oeuvres are passed, buy your own drinks, see you there.

In the name of the kings (and some queens): Several of the region’s business elite will be honored at the annual Star Network’s Kings of Long Island Awards and Networking event. Presented by Schneps Communications and sponsored by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Flushing Bank, New York Community Bank, AgeWell New York, Zwanger Pesiri Radiology, Bethpage Best of Long Island, Neiman Marcus and several others, this year’s event honorees include Anil Kapoor, Mike Faltischek, Peter Goldsmith, Paule Pachter, Tariq Khan, Bill Waibel, Raj Mehta, Ron Gold Steven Mendelsohn, Eric Penzer and Jack Schnirman. The April 6 gala is slated to begin with a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m., followed by networking at 6 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities: (718) 224-5863, ext. 201, or Individual tickets $150. Tables of ten $1,400. Tickets and more info here.

Data-driven: Droning on, April 13 at the Digital Ballpark.

Drone rangers: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers visits LISTnet’s Digital Ballpark to deliver the latest in its IoT Lecture Series, Drone Enterprise Data: A Journey From the Sky to Enterprise Workflow. The lecture, which traces how drone-generated data leads to action and is geared toward IT professionals looking to add Unmanned Aerial Systems to their data mix, is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 13 at LISTnet’s Plainview facility. Admission is free, register here please.

Solo can you go?: The Long Island Solopreneurs are planning a Meetup for 4 p.m. April 14 at Bar Louie in Commack. Ideal for cabin-fever work-at-home business owners, the group is looking to make it a regular thing, the second Friday of every month. No formal elevator pitch required, bring your business cards. Register here.

That’s a wrap: Nixon Peabody hosts Hot Topics in Food Labeling, an interactive discussion detailing new changes to food labeling — important to nutritionists, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the food industry, including startups. Scheduled speakers include Registrar Corp. Executive Director Russell Statman and Innovate LI Publisher John Kominicki. The presentation is scheduled to run 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. April 19 at the Melville Marriott, admission is free, register first.

Auto-matic: Another Google Partners Connect event has been scheduled at LaunchPad Westbury, this time geared toward the automotive industry. The lunch-and-learn, scheduled to run 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 at the Old Country Road co-working space, will focus on auto dealerships and related companies, and how they can connect with their markets digitally. Admission is free; registration required.

Subra Suresh: Carnegie Melon’s main man.

Engineering new treatments: The Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the university’s School of Medicine have scheduled the first installment of in a series of distinguished lectures focused on engineering-driven medicine. Featuring Carnegie University President and professor Subra Suresh, “The Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine” is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. April 20 at SBU’s Wang Center Theater. More information here, admission is free.

Weekend getaway: Hofstra University hosts Startup Weekend Long Island, a 54-hour event uniting developers, designers and non-technical business types for a marathon of mentorship, product pitches and business-development networking. Organized by Techstars, the program is designed for aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs, developers and designers of all types, non-tech talent (including sales and legal professionals), students and anyone else with a new app or product in mind. Tickets range from $99 to $149, with scholarship and demo-day opportunities available. Tickets include weekend-long admission, meals and more. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and run through Sunday, April 23, at Hofstra University. Use this link and promo code “INNOVATE” for $10 off each ticket.

Jaci Clement: Real deal.

Media Literacy, take two: Rescheduled by snow, the Meetup event Media Literacy: An Essential 21st Century Skill is now slated to run 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26 inside Hofstra University’s Breslin Hall. Featuring Fair Media Council Executive Director Jaci Clement and Hofstra PR and journalism professors Jeffrey Morosoff and Peter Goodman, the interactive discussion is designed to help participants pick out “fake news” and spot potential media bias. Admission is free, register (or re-register) right here.

Keeping busy: The Miller Business Academy at the Middle Country Library in Selden presents “Business Communication for the Busy Professional,” a one-day workshop on effective communications in the ever-changing business world, featuring Colleen McKean of the Stony Brook University College of Business. Scheduled to run 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28, the workshop includes discussions on effective e-mail communications, maximizing social media channel and otherwise perfecting modern business-communication etiquette. Tickets cost $189 apiece and include all-day instruction, lunch, refreshments and after-workshop networking. Click here for registration and more information.

Imagine all the people: The Long Island Imagine Awards, an annual celebration of the region’s innovative nonprofit sector, return to Woodbury’s Crest Hollow Country Club May 2, beginning at 6 p.m. Hosted by Cerini & Associates LLP and sponsored by more than 20 regional businesses, schools and not-for-profit organizations, the fifth-annual Imagine Awards are slated to be emceed by WBLI morning show hosts Cooper Lawrence and Anthony Michaels, and will include the presentation of five $5,000 grants to winners selected from 20 nonprofit finalists, themselves culled from more than 175 applications. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; tickets cost $125 apiece (nonprofit discounts available). Tickets and more information available here, or call (516) 993-4056.

Scott Sanders: Pivotal moment, May 9.

Not an event, an experience: Technology and business leaders, investors, developers, analysts and entrepreneurs will unite to learn new ways to conduct business, communicate and live life at Pivotal, EisnerAmper’s annual tech summit. Scheduled speakers include Brookfield EVP Kevin Danehy, Hunt Companies SVP Jim Dobbie, NYU Innovation Venture Fund Managing Director Frank Rimalovski, Henry Schein VP Scott Sanders and other A-listers. (And don’t forget the cocktails, or the performance by indy band Scruffy Pearls). The summit is scheduled to run 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 9 at The Space at Westbury. Admission is free, pre-registration a must.

Your show of shows: The Hauppauge Industrial Association will host its 29th annual Trade Show & Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at the Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Center in Brentwood, featuring a 60,000-square-foot exhibition floor and nearly 400 exhibitors. Sponsorship opportunities and exhibit booths are available now.  More information on Long Island’s biggest annual B2B trade show awaits here.

Still incubating…: …but almost ready to shine are the early-stage innovators featured in the 2017 Stony Brook University Incubator Company Showcase, scheduled to run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology on the SBU campus. Save the date, more info to come.

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