• Accelerate Long Island

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  • Accelerate Long Island will unlock the economic potential of Long Island's world-class research institutions by connecting their work product with entrepreneurs and inventors to commercialize technology, foster the growth of a high-tech innovative economy, and create new jobs and businesses on Long Island. By working with all relevant public and private sector stakeholders, it will create an entrepreneurial ecosystem where ideas are transformed into commercial success in industry clusters focusing on technology, clean energy and the life sciences.

    A groundbreaking collaborative initiative among our region's top research institutions, the Long Island Association and the Town of Brookhaven, Accelerate Long Island will establish an innovative economy by:

    • Working with research institutions to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Increasing collaboration between research institutions and the private sector
    • Creating an "Innovation Ally" to make technology innovations more accessible to entrepreneurs and early-stage investors
    • Assisting early-stage start-ups by helping them access seed funding, venture capital, and government funding sources
    • Providing a central location that promotes mentoring, networking, and tech meet-ups
    • Identifying appropriate space for companies to locate and expand

    For more information on Accelerate Long Island or if you are interested in sponsoring a program visit www.accelerateli.org

    Accelerate Long Island Board Members

    David Calone - Jove Equity Partners LLC

    Michael Dowling - North Shore-LIJ Health System

    Doon Gibbs - Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Leo Guthart - Topspin Partners

    Kevin S. Law - The Long Island Association

    Mark Lesko - Executive Director, Accelerate Long Island

    Stuart Rabinowitz - Hofstra University

    Nancy Rauch-Douzinas - The Rauch Foundation

    Roger Savell - Ernst & Young LLP

    Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., - Stony Brook University

    Bruce Stillman - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    Charles M. Strain - Farrell Fritz

    Steve Winick - Topspin Partners

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