Syracuse University

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

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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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TESTIMONIALS

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

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