Long Island's First Business Accelerator Program is Ready for Takeoff

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Founders of early stage startup companies, make sure to check out LaunchPad Long Island’s Accelerator Program and apply at http://www.LaunchPadLI.com to be considered for its first class. Benefits of the accelerator program include: a weekly stipend for each co-founder, access to rock star mentors and angel investors, incorporation of your company, free office space, weekly speakers, networking, investor pitch day at the conclusion of the program and much more.

Our Accelerator Program PAYS YOU to work on what you LOVE and provides you with access to the most successful entrepreneurs and executives on Long Island - applying is a no brainer!

Long Island’s first business accelerator program for early stage ventures is preparing to launch! Founders of early stage startup companies, make sure to check out LaunchPad Long Island’s Accelerator Program and apply at http://www.LaunchPadLI.com to be considered for its first class. Benefits of the accelerator program include: a weekly stipend for each co-founder, access to rock star mentors and angel investors, free incorporation of your company, free office space, weekly speakers, networking, investor pitch day at the conclusion of the program and much more!

The Summer 2013 Class will officially start June 3rd and it is sure to be epic! Applications are already being accepted at http://www.LaunchPadLI.com with an application deadline of May 17, 2013. Applications are being accepted from companies located anywhere, provided that each company must be able to work at LaunchPad for all 8 weeks of the program.

Although it will be an intense eight weeks for the six chosen startups, it will not be all work…The program also includes outings, activities, and parties such as: tours of local vineyards, team building days at the beach, and more. After weeks of development and innovation, the accelerator program will culminate with a Demo Day & Blast Off Party on July 24, where each company will pitch its business to a room filled with angel investors and venture capitalists.

LaunchPad Long Island is the brainchild of co-founders Andrew Hazen and Richard Foster, both raised on Long Island.

Andrew Hazen, an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, attorney and admitted domain name & startup addict twice sold the Internet marketing company he founded on Long Island. He has also made the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in both 2007 & 2008. He is now the CEO of Angel Dough Ventures and Of Counsel to Ruskin Moscou Faltischek where he is working in the newly formed Digital Media practice group. Hazen is also the Founder of LI Startups and sits on the Board of LISTnet, the Long Island Angel Network, LI Tech COMETS and rockCANroll.org.

Richard Foster is a 23 year old serial entrepreneur who holds seven U.S. Patents for products that have been distributed in fifteen countries and has been named the “Youngest Entrepreneur” by the New York Times. Foster currently serves as the President of Foster Management & Holdings, which has over a dozen portfolio companies. Foster also sits on the board of the Long Island Angel Network.

For additional information please visit http://www.LaunchPadLI.com or contact Stacy Feldman, VP – LaunchPad Accelerator at stacy(at)launchpadli(dot)com or 855-8-LAUNCH.

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