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LaunchPad, EisnerAmper pitch in on VC

By GREGORY ZELLER // Six Long Island startups made their way to Midtown Manhattan Monday night to pitch directly to top-shelf investors, a golden opportunity that could serve as a template for a new regional investment consortium. Organized by LaunchPad Huntington and national accounting stalwart EisnerAmper, the pitch-a-thon was held at EisnerAmper’s Third Avenue offices and put the startups in front of 11 angel investors, seed funds and venture-capital groups – a bring-them-to-the-mountain moment meant…


urSwim readies its next big splash

By GREGORY ZELLER // A new website, a forthcoming app, additional staff and a fresh marketing push – they may be calling for snow on Sunday, but Marina Montes is definitely thinking spring. With the recreational swimming season fast approaching, the entrepreneurial attorney-turned-aquatics instructor, now guiding her Huntington startup into its fifth summer, is looking to reap some of the benefits of recent investments in her on-demand swimming lessons enterprise. Expansion is familiar waters for…