Andrew Hazen

CEO, LaunchPad

Andrew is a successful entrepreneur and Digital Marketing expert. In both 2007 & 2008 the leading full-service digital company he founded was listed on the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Thereafter Andrew successfully sold the business in 2007 to private investors and again in 2011 to a public company.

In 2012, Andrew founded Angel Dough Ventures (, which is a seed fund and accelerator for new business ideas and opportunities that are identified, internally developed, and launched as new products & services. Angel Dough Ventures presently has more than a dozen Portfolio companies including eGifter, LaunchPad, Bagel of the Month Club, Bobble Boss, Kollectico, ThermoLift, Voice Crew, Just Rivals, Aqua Vectors & more.

In 2015, Angel Dough Ventures made the Inc. List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Ranking #72 in the U.S. and #4 in NY.

Having a very strong passion for startups, early-stage ventures and working with fellow entrepreneurs, Andrew founded and is the CEO of LaunchPad (, which are collaborative co-working spaces and incubators with direct access to resources and capital. In just a few years LaunchPad is home to 120+ companies with 4 locations in Mineola; Huntington; Great Neck and Westbury.

Andrew is also Of Counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek where he is active in the Corporate & Securities group as well as the Digital Media group.

In 2014, Andrew was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame as its Entrepreneur of the Year.

Andrew is the Vice Chairman of the Long Island Angel Network, on the Advisory Board of BDS Capital, Board Member of rock CAN roll, the Digital Advisory Board at St Jude Hospital and the Executive Committee of the Eric Trump Foundation.