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

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Want to learn more?

May 8, 2018

Keep your startup thinking going this summer with an independent study course. EEE490, Venture Acceleration, is a new course that will be offered this Maymester at the Blackstone LaunchPad through the Whitman School of Management’s Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises program.  The for-credit course can fulfill an elective for a EEE major or minor. Learn what…

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Stay in touch this summer

May 7, 2018

   No matter where in the world you are this summer, stay in touch.  Whether you are graduating, or taking the summer to work on your venture, before returning in the fall, we’re here to help.  The LaunchPad is open all summer, and we would love to Skype or FaceTime in for personalized mentoring sessions. …

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Summer reading collection at the LaunchPad

May 5, 2018

Getting ready for summer?  May we suggest some great summer reading.  The Blackstone Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book Collection continues to grow.  Here are the expanded titles as of May 2018.  This award-winning collection, crowdsourced with the help of faculty, staff and students, is one of the most widely circulated categories of books at SU…

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Words of wisdom: What I learned about entrepreneurship

May 3, 2018

We asked our students to sum up what they learned about entrepreneurship this year.  What they said will inspire you.  Here are 110 things they want you to know about being an entrepreneur: A good idea is not enough. A strong work ethic is important.  Don’t be satisfied with the idea of creating something.  Put…

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SparkCharge makes product launch announcement and charges a Tesla Model X at Techstars Boston Demo Day

May 3, 2018

SparkCharge powered up a Tesla Model X and made its product launch announcement at a sold-out Techstars Boston Demo Day last week.  The Blackstone LaunchPad Syracuse / SyracuseCoE spin-off stole the show with a tour de force presentation at the high profile event.  Investors and industry experts showed incredible enthusiasm for the product, which is…

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SU students win awards at 2018 NYS Business Plan Competition

May 3, 2018

Once again, Syracuse University student entrepreneurship teams took home awards at the ninth annual New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC), which took place on Friday, April 27, in Albany. The event, which was co-sponsored by Upstate Capital Association of New York, the New York State Economic Development Council, and FUSEHUB, brought together top teams from…

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LaunchPad senior social entrepreneur reception, Thursday, May 10 at 4 p.m.

May 3, 2018

It’s a cake party!  Stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library on Thursday, May 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a “Senior Launch Party” celebrating Syracuse innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are graduating.  Seniors and their friends, as well as all LaunchPad program participants, are invited to come enjoy a variety of…

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Blackstone LaunchPad Syracuse University wins global #WeAreEntrepreneurs campaign challenge

May 3, 2018

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University is proud to have won the $5,000 first place award for the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s global #WeAreEntrepreneurs campaign.  The Foundation’s  https://bxcfideas.com/ initiative sponsored the campaign across the 20 Blackstone LaunchPad universities in the United States and United Kingdom, and challenged each campus to develop content about entrepreneurship, and campus…

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Support your “always at your service” all-night library!

May 2, 2018

Our libraries are in the center of it all. As a faculty, staff, student, parent or other member of the Syracuse University community, you know how important our library spaces are for student research and collaboration. You may not know that we provide 24-hour access all semester, five days a week to Bird Library and…

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