Cara Longworth

Hofstra biz-plan contest ventures into new territory

By GREGORY ZELLER // The coronavirus couldn’t stop tradition at Hofstra University, where the regularly scheduled Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge went off without a hitch, virtually. Now in its eighth year, the business plan contest – which challenges Hofstra students to come up with new products or services and create business plans to commercialize them – held its final competition round April 24. As per custom, the penultimate pitch-off pitted 10 finalists in a winners-take-all…


Government, here to help small business

The world is coming to Bethpage. At least, the Global NY Fund is coming to Bethpage – specifically, to the Long Island Forum for Technology’s Morrelly Homeland Security Center in West Bethpage, where fund representatives will discuss Empire State Development loan and grant programs designed to help small and medium-sized businesses make hay overseas. The forum, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, highlights the $35 million Global NY Fund, which offers grants up to…