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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LaunchPad alumni reunion at the Cosmoplitan building in Syracuse tonight. Josh Aviv, SparkCharge, Jack Phillips, Madog, Logan Bonney, Anything But Beer, Ryan Nicholas Brinkerhoff, Joshua Moon and Brian Kam, Thrive Projects — new home to both Madog and Anything But Beer. #KeepBuilding #InnovateOrange ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to seeing all the great ideas at this year’s Invent@SUInvent@SU students Ginger Jiang and Lois Li working on a prototype for a dog health monitoring collar (with help from a toy dog) #SyracuseU #Invention #DesignPrototypePitch ... See MoreSee Less

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JULY 14: Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship Networking Lunch hosted by Julia Baker, Co-founder @UrsaSpace Systems. Join us @revIthaca Startup Works in #Ithaca from 10-12pm to meet other fearless female leaders and network with like-minded women. RSVP: https://t.co/H90CAARmgD

Are you a micro business looking to grow? Applications now open for this free program, sponsored by SU Office of Community Engagement with partners, including @LaunchPadSYR Register now: https://t.co/iFkmafoGXx and #ThinkFosterGrow

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Are you a microbusiness interested in learning about business planning, financing, marketing and getting funded? SU educators, entrepreneurship coaches, community experts and successful entrepreneurs are presenting a free workshop July 14. Apply here: https://t.co/iFkmafoGXx