By Eden Laikin
Nearly 3,000 people attended Nassau County’s 3rd annual Tech Expo this week – where local technology companies and startups got to show off their talents and products to a pool of tech enthusiasts. consumers, high caliber investors, job seekers and the media.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano hosted the free expo – Long Island’s largest – at the Butler Building in the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex. The expo ran until 6pm, on Tuesday Oct 18, and a networking event followed.
Nearly 100 firms displayed their wares at the event, including Green Power Tower (GPT) Energy which demonstrated a model of a futuristic “wind power plant.” Bonded Energy Solutions on Oyster Bay and Manhattan offered a cost-efficient steam heating system. A firm named Bizzshout showed an innovative Creative Resume and Person Branding Database for social job seeking. And Brimes Energy introduced a plan to harvest “ocean wave energy” and develop wave energy farms.
Other participants included: Integris Security; Bytes on the Move; Ripplecrew; Vision Technologies; Zingfit; eGifter; Tools4Ever; Applied Visions; and Clever Devices. Sponsors include Cablevision and K983.
The Mangano administration had partnered with Andrew Hazen, CEO of Launchpad, to promote Long Island as one of the top innovation regions to start, move to and build technology companies. The partnership has hosted a Technology Island Job Fair, and Pitch Island.
“Through technology Island initiatives we are able to continue to support and strengthen Nassau’s tech industry while helping residents find meaningful employment opportunities,” County Executive Mangano said. “We all know that technology is our future so we need to be on the forefront of making Nassau County the new technological hub for New York State and the region.”
“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,” he said.