Syracuse University

The Blackstone LaunchPad is Syracuse University's Innovation Hub -- open to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are interested in exploring ideas, creative entrepreneurship, and venture development.

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SERVICES

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COMPETITIONS

Campus challenges, as well as national, state and regional business plan competitions that provide opportunities for students from across the network to connect and innovate.

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NETWORKING

Events that build an innovation infrastructure, bringing together entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and funders, as well as technical service providers.

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COWORKING

Campus-wide accessibility to open coworking space, specialized applications and tools to help get startups off the ground and scale, with a focus on inclusive entrepreneurship.

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COACHING

One-on-one mentoring that cultivates entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving for both non-profit and for-profit businesses of any size and industry.

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WORKSHOPS

Technical assistance programs that build competence through experiential learning, and referral to highly ranked Syracuse University entrepreneurship education programs.

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CONNECTIONS

Regional, national and global connections to university programs and venture leaders to share best practices, engage with successful entrepreneurs, and find network partners.

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IMPACT

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library places entrepreneurship at the center of academic life, connecting Syracuse University's innovation ecosystem with a global network that provides support for aspiring entrepreneurs. We've seen great success since our launch in April 2016.

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GLOBAL REACH

Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad students come from 63 countries, and are future global business and civic leaders.

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Excited to double the size of the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University this June, which will allow us to handle expanded program capacity, and offer more technical workshops and events. Thanks to @SyracuseULib for the support of @LaunchPadSYR @BlackstoneEI #KeepGrowing

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