Long Island Tech Day, the latest Technology Island initiative, drew at least 2,300 spectators – and created the greatest opportunity for 200 local technology companies to show off their talent, to consumers, high caliber investors and the media. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano called it “the latest step toward asserting Nassau County as the technological hub for New York State and the region.”
Innovations on display at the free event, included 3-D printing, and store window displays in virtual reality. Held in the Butler Building at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex, in Uniondale, the event was organized by members of the County Executive’s Tech Task Team (T3), co-chaired by – Andrew Hazen Founder/CEO of Launchpad and Peter Goldsmith of LISTnet , to help promote Long Island as one of the top innovation regions to start, move to and build technology companies.
Teachers and students from three school districts (Syosset, Bethpage and Plainedge) also attended the expo.
The County Executive applauded the work of all of the members of the Tech Task Team.
County Executive Mangano said. “Through technology Island initiatives, we are able to continue to support and strengthen Nassau’s tech industry while helping residents find meaningful employment opportunities.”
In addition to launching T3 , the Mangano administration hosted Nassau’s first-ever Technology Island Job Fair in June, where more than 70 companies offered about 250 job opportunities.
“Through collaborative efforts we are making advances in the industry, supporting the technology and promoting the growth of tech companies’ right here in Nassau County,” Mangano said.