Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP a Major Sponsor and Presenter at Long Island Capital Alliance’s Newly Launched Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series

  • Apr 12 2016
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Kick-off Event Held on April 5, 2016

Melville, NY – April 12, 2016 – Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt (“CDFS”) LLP was a major sponsor at last week’s event hosted by the Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization.  The event launched LICA’s Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series, which is intended to provide professional guidance, mentoring and assistance to the next generation of business leaders and employers on Long Island. LICA is presenting the series in collaboration with New York Institute of Technology (“NYIT”).

LICA and NYIT launched the series with an event entitled Growing Your Business From the Ground Up on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the historic NYIT de Seversky Mansion, on NYIT’s Old Westbury campus. Over 100 attendees attended and included local entrepreneurs, professionals, incubator residents, NYIT faculty and select students. In addition to presentations provided by guest speakers, including George Likourezos, Esq., a partner at CDFS and board member of LICA, the event participants enjoyed an open bar and buffet dinner. Subsequent events in the series are expected to provide detailed examinations of the topics discussed at last week’s kick-off event.

“We are thrilled to have been a major sponsor of the newly launched Entrepreneur Educational & Mentoring Series,” said George Likourezos.  The program was designed to track the way an entrepreneur should leverage best practices to build a company from the ground up — selecting and forming an entity; establishing a business infrastructure such as human resources and accounting systems; financial projections; equity-based compensation; intellectual property protection; obtaining various alternative types of financing; and sales, marketing and communication strategies.

The Growing Your Business From the Ground Up panel discussion was moderated by LICA Chairman Neil M. Kaufman. Topics and speakers included:

  • Forming an Entity, with Neil Kaufman of Abrams Fensterman
  • Considerations in Start-up HR, with Dawn Davidson Drantch of Alcott HR
  • Stock-Based Compensation, with Eric Altstadter of EisnerAmper
  • Accounting Systems & Projections, with Corey Massella of Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Intellectual Property Protection, with George Likourezos of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
  • Business Planning, with Jeff Bass of Executive Strategies Group, LLC
  • Financing Alternatives, with Mark Elenowitz of TriPoint Global Equities/Banq
  • Corporate Communications & Marketing with serial entrepreneur Michael Lane

Subsequent Entrepreneur Educational Series events will be held at the offices of Launchpad Huntington, in Huntington, New York. Launchpad Huntington provides a co-working environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs.