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CLLCTVE launches beta platform for college creatives

April 19, 2019

CLLCTVE released its beta this month with an official launch party at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Bird Library, and traction is quickly growing among users for the platform which is empowering the next generation of creatives. CLLCTVE is a creative agency that develops collegiate creatives and connects them to creative solutions, and…

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Quinn King and Alec Gillinder with ACC award

Syracuse University VPA team capture an ACC InVenture prize; will be on PBS this Sunday, April 21

April 19, 2019

Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Design students Quinn King (left) and Alec Gillinder ’20 (right) won the $10,000 second prize this week in the prestigious ACC InVenture Prize Competition, which was televised live on PBS across the east coast.  If you missed their award-winning performance, there is another chance to watch…

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Promptous

CNY teams move on the New York State Business Plan Competition next week

April 19, 2019

Promptous, launched by Syracuse University iSchool students, is advancing to the NYSPBC finals on April 26 in Albany Twelve student teams were recently selected at Compete CNY to advance to the New York State Business Plan Competition finals next week in Albany. The teams and their affiliations are: CLLCTVE (Syracuse University) FEI Tech (Syracuse University)…

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Jake deHahn at the iPrize

2019 RvD iPrize, Spirit of Entrepreneurship award winners

April 19, 2019

VPA Industrial and Interaction design student Jacob deHahn was the big winner of the iPrize for his startup Bowtie Boulevard, with iSchool Dean Liz Liddy Winners of the 2019 RvD iPrize competition and the Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards have been announced. The event featured $40,000 in prizes through the Raymond von Dran…

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Alec and Quinn with prize check

Panasci 2019 business plan competition winners

April 19, 2019

Written by: Arielle Spears  Each year the Martin J. Whitman School of Management welcomes students from across Syracuse University’s campus for the annual Panasci Business Plan Competition, an event that encourages students to think entrepreneurially and allows them to showcase their innovative business ideas. While winners of the Panasci Business Plan Competition are awarded cash…

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Cast and crew of Third Shift

InclusiveU teams with LaunchPad and VPA film students to launch a film by InclusiveU Productions

April 19, 2019

A creative micro-short film, “Third Shift,” co-produced by the Blackstone LaunchPad, InclusiveU, and VPA film and design students, will have its world premiere, Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. at a year-end celebration in Huntington Hall Commons. All are welcome to attend. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Blackstone LaunchPad sponsored an inclusive entrepreneurship…

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Genius NY announcing $3 million round IV; learn more at the LaunchPad, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.

April 17, 2019

Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m., representatives from Centerstate CEO, the Syracuse Tech Garden, and the Genius III cohort will host a roundtable at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars in Bird Library to discuss the $3 million GENIUS NY program.  The will also announce the opening of applications to be in next year’s cohort.…

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Startup Weekend Team

SU students selected for Blackstone LaunchPad – Techstars Startup Weekend: An Exclusive Startup Experience

April 17, 2019

Four SU students who are part of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program at Syracuse University have been selected to travel to Los Angeles April 26 – 28 for an exclusive Startup Weekend. Techstars Startup Weekend is run in over 700 cities and 150 countries worldwide each year, but the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by…

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Alec Gillinder and Quinn King on the PBS set

Syracuse team, MedUX, makes it to ACC finals; watch tonight’s live PBS show

April 17, 2019

Syracuse University students Alec Gillinder ’20 and Quinn King ’20 (College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Design), have made it to the final five for tonight’s ACC InVenture Prize Competition.  The elite finalists, selected yesterday from a field of ACC university semi-finalists by a panel of industry experts and investors, will face off…

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