Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program open to students, alumni, staff and faculty, offering coaching, ideation, and venture creation support.







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.




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




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.




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




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




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




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.







The Launchpad is a fantastic resource for those looking to get involved in entrepreneurship on campus. It is a fantastic community of hardworking individuals that sticks with you even after you graduate.

~ Dylan Kim, Brevite

The Blackstone Launchpad has given us the setting and the resources to critically think through and solve the challenges we face as a startup. For our team, this space makes magic happen -- it is a second home.

~Ryan Brinkerhoff, Thrive Project

The Blackstone Launchpad is a global community gathering people from every discipline and culture who live and breath Entrepreneurship. Savofair is able to take advantage of this incredible program to develop and accelerate our international venture.

~ Lawrence Lin & Quentin Rosso, Savofair

Connect to Collaborate

Keep updated on the happenings of SU's startup ecosystem, weekly.

SU entrepreneurs: We're already planning good stuff for when you come back, including ways to connect you with funders! ... See MoreSee Less

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Over the past year, the LaunchPad welcomed students from 44 countries into our community of global entrepreneurs. We look forward to a new group of international students arriving next month and growing our family of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs.

Enjoy this new video produced for the Slutzer Center by Alec Drew Kassan -- who is also a LaunchPad student entrepreneur!

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Congratulations to all, including SU student startup #ModoScript

Creative entrepreneurship in action @BestDressedSign @SyracUSE_CC @LaunchPadSYR

MDIC Challenge Participants » CNY Biotech Accelerator https://t.co/58Uaw0mHZW