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Marc Alessi

Marc Alessi

Executive Director

Marc, a former state legislator, is a serial entrepreneur; having started companies across a number of sectors
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Marc is a serial entrepreneur, having started companies across a number of sectors. He has been an active angel investor in multiple start-ups and a consultant and advisor to start-up companies and incubators in the Information Technology, Energy, Security, and Biotechnology sectors.

As a former New York State Assemblyman, Marc spearheaded legislation for entrepreneurial development & technology innovation. He is a Corporate Attorney and the former Executive Director of the Long Island Angel Network (LIAN).

Marc also serves as Executive Director of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe. He is on the Board of Directors of the Peconic Bay Medical Center and Northwell Hospital system and is a former Board Member of the Long Island Power Authority, one of the largest public power utilities in the nation.

He is on the Board of Advisors of a handful of other not-for-profits, such as the Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the East End Arts Council.

Marc has a BA from SUNY Albany and a JD from Touro Law School.

Madonna J Spitler

Madonna J Spitler

Director of Operations

An experienced Start-up Founder, CEO, and COO bringing her industry experience to BIANYS to coordinate and innovate.
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Madonna is the founder of a firm that has the responsibility of consulting with founders and entrepreneurial teams in divergent startup and early-stage companies. In addition, founding another organization that manages the development and management of live and virtual events.

She was the Director Operations for Patient Pattern, Inc., helping them deliver a predictive analytic platform for clinical decision support in long-term and skilled nursing settings through her skills in Operations, Marketing Communications, and Client Relations.

She was the CEO of BioLogistex, Inc, which commercialized medical devices aimed at stopping bleeding, particularly in military settings, managing all of the legal and operational aspects of the firm.

Madonna served on the Board of Directors for the Upstate New York Transplant Services, and is a graduate of Texas A&M in Marketing and Journalism.

Our Mission

Expand: resources available to incubator-based enterprises, working with policy-makers on matters affecting them.

Promote: entrepreneurial activities of incubators within the state.

Network: business incubators, incubated companies, and others interested in the innovation economy of New York State.