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 78 countries, and are future global business and civic leaders.

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