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

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Come Watch ‘Cuse Tank

October 16, 2018

Love the heart-racing experience of watching entrepreneurs compete for funding on the hit TV show “Shark Tank?” Well on October 26th, you can see it in real life here at Syracuse University! Come join us for ‘Cuse Tank 2018 and watch entrepreneurs across the campus community compete for funding in front of our very own…

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Practice your pitch

October 15, 2018

Are you getting ready to pitch in Syracuse University idea competitions this fall?  Coming up next are ‘Cuse Tank, October 26, Impact Prize on November 13, the PanGEA Global Challenge on November 14, and the ACC InVenture Prize qualifier later this year. When it comes to pitching, practice makes perfect.  Sign up for a practice…

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Come to The CLLCTVE Conference, “The Art of Finesse,” October 28

October 15, 2018

CLLCTVE Agency is hosting a conference for creatives, by creatives:  “Artof Finesse”, on Sunday, October 28th from 12-4 pm in Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse. you are invited to be part of the action.  Amazing advisors will be speaking on an array of topics relative to honing your creative lifestyle and capitalizing on your talents in a productive wayincluding: Panel discussion…

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Michael Sadicario ‘03, founder and global sales thought leader to visit the LaunchPad

October 15, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join us for a visit with Michael Sadicario ’03, Founder and Global Sales / Business Development Thought Leader … and the original co-founder of the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club This event is co-hosted with the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club Mike is a founder / entrepreneur, sales…

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Arvind Lodaya, renowned UX/UI expert to visit the LaunchPad Thursday, October 18

October 15, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., join us for Arvind Lodaya , Renowned Expert in Product Design, UX/CX, UI, Branding, Innovation, Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Arvind trained in Product Design and consults on branding, design and tech, service and business innovation. He teaches at premier institutes in India and overseas—and has been…

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Blackstone LaunchPad welcomes new mentors

October 13, 2018

Dennis Taussig and Tom Nerviano are joining the Blackstone LaunchPad as expert mentors, offering both individualized and team coaching sessions every other Friday, starting October 12 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The duo bring subject matter expertise in strategy, team building, operations and management, as well as marketing and business development. Dennis Taussig, is CEO…

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Fireside Chats with Famous Entrepreneurs

October 11, 2018

Join us for a new series, featuring intimate fireside chats with innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who will share their journey, and insights along the way.  Each is a dynamic, successful entrepreneur with a powerful message.  These are unique opportunities to meet innovation leaders, and enjoy genuine conversations from the hearts and minds of great entrepreneurs. …

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Building a connected innovation ecosystem

October 5, 2018

Some Blackstone LaunchPad Founders Circle members visit Brevitē HQ in Brooklyn this week, staying connected as SU alumni and peer mentors While SU alum Josh Aviv was pitching for a million dollars this week on the stage of the sold-out 3,000 seat Shea’s Buffalo Theater, he had a SU alum fan club watching around the…

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Team Spark Charge wins $1 million grand prize at 43 North

October 5, 2018

  When an innovation ecosystem works together, magic happens.  That’s the story behind the SparkCharge founder, team members, advisors, mentors, peer entrepreneurs, supportive faculty and SU resource connectors who are part of the million dollar story at 43North Buffalo this week.  If there is a great example of a shared success story, it’s this —…

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