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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We are less than two weeks away from Spring Career Week 2018! We’ll be kicking off the week with the Syracuse University Spring Career Fair, featuring 80+ employers representing several industries from across the country. Following that, will be career fairs and events centered around specific industries and areas of study. All career fairs are open to all students, regardless of major or degree level. Check out orangelink.syr.edu for a full listing of employers attending each career fair. See you at Career Week 2018!

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Today with @TEDxSyracuseU ... come to the launch at 3 p.m. today in the Blackstone LaunchPad @LaunchPadSYR in Bird Library at @SyracuseULib

Faculty and students can apply for funding from the Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability program for research or projects that engage the campus in addressing climate change and sustainable systems. https://t.co/mIuSDOerUO

University Professor @CarlSchramm's new book, Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do, named to "Need to Read" list by Inc. Magazine. https://t.co/ifiOjJ7fTt