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; on June 9 at the RXR Center in Melville, the theme will be cybersecurity.
Four companies in various stages of development are slated to outline their business plans, with the panelists – this time around, two experienced investors and an aerospace industry veteran with decades of business-development experience – sharing feedback, discussing industry-related investment trends and offering advice on alternative financing strategies.
The panelists are scheduled to include William Reinisch, a venture partner with Washington-based Paladin Capital Group and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Reinisch is also the founder and CEO of New York City-based tech consultancy XIV River Consulting, which according to LICA specializes in brokering investments in high-tech industries.
Also discussing the presentations will be independent angel investor Michael Beck, a principal at NYC-based technology-solutions specialist EX Consulting LLC, and John Stack, a managing director at Virginia-based investment bank The McLean Group who boasts more than a quarter-century of business-development experience, including a long stint on the executive team at the Kansas-based Cessna Aircraft Co.
The trio is expected to weigh in on presentations from NYC-based GTop Group: Media Maestro, which offers cognitive intelligence anti-terrorism threat-detection analytic technology combining various media and Big Data, and Bay Shore-based IP Video Corp., a manufacturer of enterprise-class video-management and command center software applications.
Also pitching June 9: Mission Solutions Group, a South Carolina-based registered Veteran Owned Small Business that combines multiple providers of global mission-critical support to various U.S. government clients, and Code DX, a Northport-based startup peddling an affordable “software vulnerability management tool.”
The forum is scheduled to be keynoted by Lee Noriega (U.S. Navy retired), a former FBI contractor and founding member of Pennsylvania-based Oxford Solutions, a global managed-security services provider that monitors and manages third-party security operations.
Sponsors for the next LICA Capital Forum include NYC-based global accounting giant EisnerAmper LLP, Melville IP law specialist Carter Deluca Farrell & Schmidt LLP, the New York Institute of Technology, Garden City business law firm Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency and the Long Island Software & Technology Network, among others.
The networking-heavy forum is slated to run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 9 in the lower lobby of the RXR Center. Admission is free for LICA members and investors. Tickets cost $50 apiece for LISTnet members and $65 for general admission. A continental breakfast is included.
For more information, contact LICA Executive Director Carol Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org or (516) 712-4911.