Archive for January, 2013

Long Island Startup Digest – 4th Edition

Posted on January 28th, 2013 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

Welcome to our fourth edition of Startup Digest – Long Island

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Given the HUGE turnout of 70+ people at our LI Startups Meetup this week, I have LOTS of Long Island Startups to cover like HereMatch, O My Jewelry and

HereMatch is the ultimate business networking tool! A must have app for anyone attending conventions, conferences, trade shows, seminars, business networking groups, and business networking events.
HereMatch is free to download, free to use, and available for immediate download for iPhone and Android.

O My Jewelry is a hollow bracelet that holds your favorite perfume and releases your favorite scent all day! – CollegeStartUp strives to connect students with educational experiences where they can grow into entrepreneurs. On 3/9/13 is having a one-day college startup competition to create and pitch an idea for the chance to win $1,000 cash!

Since we covered The Art of the Elevator Pitch at our last LI Startups meetup, you can see their “pitches” and others at

Upcoming Events

February 6, 2013: First-To-File: Is Your Company Ready for the Upcoming Changes to the Patent Laws?
A collabroative event to discuss how the next wave of changes by the America Invents Avt will affect you and yor business. Learn more and register here.

February 11, 2013: LI Startups and LISTnet’s Lean Startup group have speaker Kuty Shalev of CleverTech presenting on Exploring Practical Examples of Using Lean Startup in Real World Examples. You can join at LI Startups or LISTnet’s Lean Startup group

February 12, 2013: LISTnet’s BEST Event – The “BEST” Resources for Your Company’s Growth! We’ll help put the pieces together. Funding, IDA Programs, Start-Up Programs, Economic Development
The Garden City Hotel 6 pm – 8:30 pm Register Here

You can submit your startup or your event to for consideration in next week’s digest.

For newcomers: The Long Island StartupDigest is an events list, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, that is laser-focused on the needs of start-ups on Long Island.

* StartupDigest is a simple, curated resource for entrepreneurs, it was recently acquired by Startup Weekend and has more than 250,000 international subscribers.

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Long Island StartupDigest is curated by:
Andrew Hazen – Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur & Attorney

The Art of the Pitch

Posted on January 28th, 2013 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

Last week I hosted our second LI Startups meetup that focused on The Art of The Pitch. The event was well attended with over 70 entrepreneurs and after I covered some insight and tips on delivering a better pitch, I asked several people from the group, some even strangers, to “pitch” us all…..and they did!!

Here are some great pictures from the event and I also uploaded some video pitches that I recorded here…..what do you think?