Michael L. Faltischek to Serve as Panelist at Entrepreneurs

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, July 20, 2011 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek announced today that senior partner Michael Faltischek will participate in a panel discussion on “Funding Your Technology-Based Startup” on Monday, July 25, 2011 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Brookhaven, NY.

Brookhaven National Lab, the Small Business Administration, Stony Brook University and the New York State Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook developed the Entrepreneurs’ Foundation Workshop Series to help those interested in starting up small technology companies.

Faltischek, chair of the law firm’s Energy Practice Group and a member of its Corporate & Securities Department is a founding member and chair of the Long Island Angel Network, which provides a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and businesses to examine investment opportunities in new technologies or business models. He also helped found Stony Brook University’s (SBU) Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, and serves as its general counsel and vice chair of its advisory board. The center fosters research and commercialization of promising technologies developed at Brookhaven Lab, SBU and other institutions.

Other panelists include Allan H. Cohen, partner, Nixon Peabody; Jim Chinitz, CEO, Population Diagnostics, Inc.; Clayton Besch, Director, Small Business Technology Fund; Murat Ozsu, CEO of inroad; Steve Winick, Partner, Topspin Partners, Inc.; and John May, President, William E. Hill & Co. and Senior Partner, Towers Perrin. The panel will address such questions as: What types of investments are venture capitalists looking for? What are the characteristics of a winning an investor pitch? What makes a technology-based business attractive to investors? Additional questions will be taken from the audience.

The agenda includes refreshments and networking from 5 to 5:30 p.m., the panel discussion and Q&A from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and more refreshments and networking from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The workshop is open to the public. Online registration and payment is available at the Entrepreneurs’ Foundation Workshop website. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo ID.



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