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Venture  Capital Breakout Sessions  

Venture Capital Trends Session


  • Michael Lane
    Director Long Island Capital Alliance Expertise & Interests  Mr. Lane's experience and counsel are frequently sought to advise on the challenges relating to business start-ups, funding and capitalization, operations, sales and marketing, leadership, and other organizational opportunities.
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  • Stav Erez
    Partner Labs/02 Expertise & Interests  Ms. Erez is the co-founded SifTech, the first entrepreneurship center and accelerator program in greater Jerusalem and also founded Jnext.
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  • Anne Glover
    CEO and Co-founder Amadeus Capital Partners Expertise & Interests Ms. Glover holds an MA from Clare College, Cambridge, and a MPPM from Yale School of Management. She was awarded a CBE for services to business and is an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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  • Neil Callahan
    Co-Founder and Managing Director Pilot Growth Equity Expertise & Interest  Mr. Callahan has advised many of the world’s leading technology companies on strategy, product management, sales & marketing, infrastructure and operations. Neil serves on the boards of Bizzabo, CB Insights, Perthera, r4 Technologies and Velocidi Counsyl, Metabiota and Webgility.  
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  • Rajan Luthra
    Reliance Industries

Funded Company Update Session



  • Rana Gujral
    CEO Behavioral Signals Expertise & Interests  Mr. Gujral is listed in Inc. as a "Top AI Entrepreneur to Watch" and in HuffPo as a "Top Entrepreneur to Follow in 2017".
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  • Mike Noonen
    CEO MixComm Expertise & Interests Mr. Noonen has led multiple turnarounds and advised numerous companies such as Ambiq Micro, SiFive, Silego, Mythic, and Rambus.
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  • Dan Slagen
    CMO  ClimaCell Expertise & Interests  Mr. Slagen has been featured in The New York Times, WSJ, Forbes, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and a 4 time start-up executive specializing in scaling global go-to-market functions.
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  • Jack Tawil
     CEO Medpod Expertise & Interests  Mr. Tawil founded Swatch Express in 1990, and subsequently created Suisse American, a multi-national corporation with offices in Zurich, London, and New York.
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Pitch Feedback Panel

Moderator and Member

  • George Likourezos
    Partner Carter, DeLuca & Farrell, LLP Expertise & Interests  Mr. Likourezos is a Board member of the Long Island Capital Alliance (LICA) and ADDAPT, an aerospace and defense trade organization in New York State. He is also an advisor to many startups, including an IP mentor at Starburst, a leading accelerator with locations throughout the world for companies developing innovative technologies.
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Members of Faculty Pitch Feedback Panel

  • Bruce Lieberthal
    Chief Innovation Officer Henry Schein, Inc. Expertise & Interests  Mr.  Lieberthal was the founder of Direct Vision Software, the General Manager of Discus Dental Software and has been a leader in dental technology for almost 35 years. He graduated SUNY Buffalo’s School of Dentistry in 1983, practiced dentistry for 14 years between 1984 and 1997.
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  • David Calone
     CEO Jove Equity Partners, LLC Expertise & Interests Mr. Calone is the founder of the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund which helped launch and provide seed funding for ten early stage companies based on technology developed at the research institutions on Long Island.  
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  • Jeffrey Bass
    Managing Member  Executive Strategies Group LLC  Expertise & Interests  Mr. Bass is Founding Chairman Emeritus of the Long Island Capital Alliance and served as an elected delegate to a Whitehouse Conference on Small business where he chaired the New York State and Northeast Regional Capital Formation Committees.  
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