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News from the LaunchPad and across campus on ideation, innovation and entrepreneurship at Syracuse University

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Syracuse University hosts first Blackstone LaunchPad – Techstars Startup Weekend, September 20-21

August 20, 2019

The hardest part of starting up is starting out. The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at SU Libraries can help with that.  We are collaborating with Techstars on a Blackstone LaunchPad Startup Weekend in partnership with Google for Startups on September 20-21 at Syracuse University.  This first-ever, fast-paced, food-fueled event is open to all Syracuse…

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Register now for the NYS Innovation Summit

August 19, 2019

This year’s New York State Innovation Summit will be held on October 7-8, 2019 in nearby Rochester, NY.  The event celebrates New York State leadership in technology-led economic growth, and is the annual convening of the NYSTAR network, which invests over $55 million annually to accelerate and support the state’s innovation ecosystem. Experts in biotechnology,…

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Venture Deals: free online course by Techstars and Kauffman Fellows

August 18, 2019

Techstars and Kauffman Fellows are offering a free Venture Deals online course offered by Brad Feld, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Foundry Group and CoFounder of Techstars, and Jason Mendelson, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Foundry Group, and Techstars mentor.  The on-course will run September 8 through November 1, 2019.  Syracuse entrepreneurs who would like…

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Regional innovation events

August 16, 2019

Get connected with the regional innovation ecosystem through these opportunities to learn locally.  Below is a list, compiled by the CNYBAC, of excellent upcoming events in the larger Interstate 90 – Interstate 81 innovation corridor that includes Syracuse-Rochester-Ithaca-Binghamton-Albany. UNY I-Corps Node Regional Short Course: Registration required:  http://unyicorps.org/programs/attend-a-short-course/ In this free, 2-week I-Corps short course, STEM…

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SU inventors: apply for the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

August 16, 2019

  Applications are now open for the prestigious 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, with a deadline to apply by September 27, 2019.  The competition recognizes students at any U.S. college or university who have tested prototypes of technology-based inventions in healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation and mobility, and consumer devices. Details are in the Application Info Packet regarding the…

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Applications open through October 1 for GENIUS-NY, now expanded to big data, IoT and AI

August 14, 2019

The GENIUS NY program, the largest unmanned systems accelerator in the world, is now opening its applications to include startups in big data (smart cities, cybersecurity) and internet of things (IoT) (smart devices, AI).  Applications are open through Oct.1, 2019. GENIUS NY is a business accelerator program based at the Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse,…

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Innovation Law Center Days at the LaunchPad

August 13, 2019

The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) is partnering again with the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries to hold office hours for innovators and inventors this academic year. Law students will lend their technical expertise to SU innovators working to commercialize…

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SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund application round opens

August 13, 2019

Are you a Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) partner? If so, you are eligible to apply to the  2019 SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund, a fund supported by Partners, for Partners, and designed to bridge barriers to commercialization of potentially transformative clean tech innovations.  Applications of up to $10,000 are invited from current 2019-20 SyracuseCoE Partner companies. No more than 5 awards will be made in this fall…

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Compete for the 2019 – 2020 Global Student Entrepreneur Award

August 8, 2019

October 16 is the deadline to apply to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business.  The regional qualifier competition will be held November 13, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 700 Ellicot Street, Buffalo,…

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