By GREGORY ZELLER //
A famed supermodel will headline the next installment of the Long Island Capital Alliance’s Capital Forum series.
International model, actress, entrepreneur, author, self-described “raw food enthusiast” and former Fox News personality Carol Alt is slated to deliver the keynote address at LICA’s Technology Capital Forum, scheduled for Sept. 14 at The RXR Center in Melville.
As always, the forum will serve as a networking platform that places early-stage enterprises – in this case, businesses focused on a wide range of new and exciting technologies – in front of an audience of potential investors.
But LICA’s third capital forum of 2018 stands out thanks to the opening by Alt, a Queens native who was spotted waiting tables in East Williston at the age of 18, soon graced a 1979 Harper’s Bazaar cover and never looked back.
Covers of Vogue, Mademoiselle, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Playboy, along with other international magazines, would follow, as would commercial spots for PepsiCo, General Motors, Hanes and a host of other corporations and products. Among other major league gigs, Alt was the first American “face” of French perfume and cosmetics maker Lancôme.
The supermodel leveraged her early fame into a lengthy career focused largely on health and wellness. She is a prolific blogger and frequent cooking-show guest, where she most often discusses the benefits of a raw-food diet.
She also has amazed 59 acting credits in television programs and movies, according to the Internet Movie Database, and is the author of eight books focused on wellness and the modeling industry.
From 2013 to 2015, Alt was the host of “A Healthy You,” a 30-minute weekly health segment that aired on the Fox News channel.
In addition to the supermodel, the Sept. 14 Technology Capital Forum is scheduled to include presentations by six early-stage tech companies, which will each have about seven minutes to make its case to a panel of industry experts. Each presentation will be a followed by a brief Q&A with the panelists, all in front of an audience comprised largely of potential investors.
Slated to appear are representatives of Compound Processing Guardian, a startup with a web platform designed to network pharmacies; epigenCare, which offers customizable skincare treatments based on each client’s specific chemistry; and RYLTI, offering artificial intelligence-driven solutions for collecting royalty and licensing fees.
Also expected to make presentations are TygaTrax, pitching an automated RFID product-tracking system; JustRivals, a burgeoning social network for community-building and opinion-comparing; and Ballooning Nest Eggs, a social gifting platform.
The expert panelists are scheduled to include Robert Brill, co-founder and managing partner of investment firm Newlight Management, and Steve Perricone, managing partner of VC firm Pilot Mountain Ventures. Additional panelists will be named later, according to LICA.
Ticket pricing, registration and more information is available here.