Tyler Roye

No. 494: In which Earth Day, the National League and fresh NSF Fellows all arrive, but COVID-19 won’t leave

  People of Earth: Welcome to Wednesday, dear readers, as Long Island, the United States and a good chunk of the civilized world muscle their way through another workweek in the Age of Coronavirus. It’s April 22 out there, which of course makes this Earth Day’s 50th anniversary – certainly not what anybody expected it would be, though maybe that’s not all bad. Cool beans: Meanwhile, you might still have some in the house after…


Digital-gifting pioneer leads U.S. ‘Main Street’ mission

By GREGORY ZELLER // Regional innovation veterans have conjured a pandemic-approved small-business support system stretching from Main Street, Long Island, to Main Streets everywhere. Behold, OperationMainStreet.com, a free gift card directory from Huntington-based group-gifting pioneer eGifter that covers every U.S. state, county, city and ZIP code – a stacked deck for the little guy, with customers near and far encouraged to purchase gift cards that help mom and pop, and their employees, endure COVID-19’s quasi-quarantines….


LISTnet to premier tech showcase program

LISTnet wants to make sure nobody gets lost in the shuffle. With Long Island wading deeper into an innovation economy, new tech and biotech enterprises form with regularity. But not every one of those startups arrives with fanfare or is fully recognized for its successes, even those launched by entrepreneurs who’ve enjoyed past fanfare and success – and the Long Island Software & Technology Network wants to give credit where it’s due. So LISTnet is…


eGifter closes $3.5M angel investment, adds Italy deal

eGifter, the Huntington-based digital gifting platform, has closed on a $3.5 million investment round and announced a partnership that will expand the brand in Europe. The funding comes from the Long Island Angel Network, BDS Capital, Angel Dough Ventures, 94Bits and “several angel investors,” according to the company. The latest round, which pushes the startup’s total funding above $6 million, will help eGifter accelerate its growth by adding R&D, sales and marketing staffers, according to CEO…


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,…