Carol Lane

LICA seeks healthcare heroes for next forum

Fresh from its successful June 9 Cybersecurity Capital Forum, the Long Island Capital Alliance has put out the call for its next inventors-meet-investors networker, this focused on one of Long Island’s most active verticals: healthcare. The nonprofit capital-formation and business-development organization is accepting business-plan applications through July 21 from early-stage healthcare companies interested in pitching at the Healthcare Capital Forum, scheduled for Sept. 27 at RXR Executive Park in Melville. Like other LICA forums, the…


LICA selects personnel for cybersecurity mission

By GREGORY ZELLER // An impressive collection of speakers, panelists and presenters will pump up the Long Island Capital Alliance’s next Capital Forum. The alliance, a nonprofit capital-formation and business-development organization, hosts the quarterly (roughly) Capital Forums to allow principals from carefully vetted early-stage companies to present eight-minute pitches to an audience of potential investors, with an esteemed group of judges weighing in on the presentations. Forums are often focused on technology and healthcare enterprises;…


LI Capital Alliance, LISTnet make it official

By GREGORY ZELLER // Two regional business-development groups with parallel ambitions – and a history of collaborative partnerships – have officially joined forces. The Long Island Capital Alliance, self-billed as Long Island’s “leading nonprofit capital-formation and business-development organization,” has announced a “strategic partnership” with the Long Island Software & Technology Network, longtime advocate of the LI tech sector. The partnership is meant to bolster LICA’s connectivity with that rapidly evolving sector and avail LISTnet-connected companies –…


LICA sets flashy lineup for Healthcare Forum

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Long Island Capital Alliance has announced a high-profile roster of presenters and panelists for its Dec. 9 Healthcare Capital Forum. The event – one of several capital forums hosted annually by the Capital Alliance, which aims to put regional early-stage companies in front of an experienced review board and an audience of potential investors from Long Island and beyond– has attracted a healthy cross-section of healthcare startups, including two based…


High caliber, high finance at LICA capital forum

By GREGORY ZELLER // If you’ve ever considered investing in smartphone-based job-candidate psychoanalysis, this was your event. Pitching everything from real-time commuter scheduling apps to, yes, a “mobile-powered talent-assessment system,” five next-level technology startups came face-to-face with a roomful of regional investors Friday, when the Long Island Capital Alliance hosted its quarterly Capital Forum in Melville. Focused this quarter on technology, the forum attracted a quintet of early-stage tech companies – including one based on…


The Debrief: Carol Lane has a few capital ideas

The Long Island Capital Alliance’s quarterly Capital Forums are increasingly hot tickets for entrepreneurs and investors, thanks primarily to Carol Lane, who’s been organizing the schmear-and-schmooze breakfast networkers since taking over as LICA executive director in November 2014. The adjunct professor of business and communications at Farmingdale State College is a one-time entrepreneur herself: Her 2011 Huntington-based startup Portage Coaching Group helped other first-time business owners set goals, draw plans and evaluate results, work that…


A call for consumer products companies

Fresh off its January healthcare forum, the Long Island Capital Alliance is deep into planning its next innovator-meets-investor networking breakfast. This week, LICA put out a call for presenters for a pitch event featuring firms in consumer products manufacturing and distribution, with the event set for 8 a.m. May 6 at Melville’s RXR Corporate Center. Like other LICA forums, the event will give manufacturers and distributors a chance to pitch their products and operations to…