Paul Trapani

Morning of a thousand stars

(Photos by Bob Giglione) A dazzling array of sensational scientists, energetic entrepreneurs and regional rainmakers gathered April 24 for the 2018 Innovator of the Year Awards. Innovate Long Island’s third-annual innovation celebration, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, honored 2018 Master of Innovation Michael Faltischek, senior partner at Uniondale law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek and chairman of the Long Island Angel Network. The breakfast banquet also recognized more than 40 of the…


Bettr founders Asish Pandhi and James Knaus.

A new LISTnet effort nurses baby startups

By GREGORY ZELLER // LISTnet has kicked off a networking and mentorship organization for the founders of local startups, and there’s no technical background required, despite its connection to the Island’s leading software dot-org. Called the Rising Founders Club, the invitation-only group brings together entrepreneurs across all sectors who are somewhere beyond the concept phase. “These are people who are active in the startup community and have shown they have something going already,” said LISTnet…


Ed Mangano

Mangano’s tech team eyes job fair

A technology-themed job fair, a potential tech trade show and new online-access options were among the ideas tossed around at the first meeting of Nassau County’s Tech Task Team. Under the working title “T-Cubed” (other names being considered include “Tech Island”), the team met April 1 at the Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, and while the kickoff gathering was largely organizational, insiders say it was also highly enthusiastic. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano,…