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.







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.






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A Conversation with Martín A. González

April 11, 2018, 6:00pm - April 11, 2018, 6:30pm

Martín Alberto González will be offering a talk and signing copies of his first book published earlier this year, "21 Miles of Scenic Beauty and Then Oxnard" a collection of counterstorries and testimonies based on personal experience. ABOUT THE BOOK: Despite its wonderful everyday weather and beautiful surf-ridden beaches, Oxnard, California, has a reputation for being dangerous and demoralizing due to its gang presence. In his first book, Martín Alberto González takes this narrative head on through a series of stories loosely based on his experiences and observations growing up in Oxnard as a first-generation Xicano. Rather than focusing on everything that deems the city as bad, such as its overabundance of undereducated Brown people, Martín flips the script through counter-storytelling and testimonies that shed light on injustices directly impacting his community. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Martín Alberto González is a Xicano raised in Oxnard, CA. He completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Northridge and is currently a doctoral student in the Cultural Foundations of Education graduate program at Syracuse University. He is also in charge of coordinating dual-language literacy programs for Syracuse youth at La Casita. This presentation is part of La Casita's annual library campaign DIVERSITY in READING. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and support for La Casita's Bilingual Library and dual language literacy programs. Thank you for your support!

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Last year’s Invent@SU teams went on to win @SyracuseU Impact Prize and campus ACC InVenture Prize, and are competing next week in the iPrize @iSchoolSU @LaunchPadSYR — great example of @EngineeringSU inventors as #WeAreEntrepreneurs @BlackstoneEI ... apply now for 2018 Invent@SU!

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We had a blast meeting George and hearing his awesome pitch at the Blackstone LaunchPad - Techstars Demo Day in NYC. @LaunchPadSYR is a big fan of Chilton Skis! #WeAreEntrepreneurs @BlackstoneEI