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“Film Tasting” celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of SU creatives

December 7, 2017

Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Syracuse University student filmmakers at a “Film Tasting” styled event to sample some of this season’s best student films and animations – from shorts to featurettes. The popup student film and animation showcase will be 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 13 in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building, and will feature works…

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CUSE Grant Program to Provide Seed Funding for Faculty Research

December 5, 2017

  The University’s Office of Research has announced the launch of a new internal grant program to provide seed funding for faculty research. The funding effort, named the Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program, is part of Invest Syracuse, a $100 million University initiative to enhance academic excellence and the student experience. The…

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Global Game Jam ’18 coming to Bird Library

December 5, 2017

Syracuse University’s Bird Library will host Global Game Jam® (#SUGGJ18), the world’s largest game jam (game creation) event, on the weekend of January 26- 28, 2018. University and community members are invited to create and pitch new game ideas to the global community in a hackathon-style environment. This year, Syracuse University is expected to join…

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Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University to host December 11 Hult Prize Competition for $1 million grand prize

November 28, 2017

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library will host a December 11 campus qualifier for the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. Known as “The Nobel Prize for student startups,” the Hult Prize awards $1,000,000 in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most innovative…

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Cyber Monday Deal: #NEVS17 $100 discount

November 27, 2017

#NEVS17 where #startups connect with #AwesomeVCs & #Angels. $100 off the current rates http://bit.ly/2ePr0nr Code: BLVIP Blackstone Launchpad is pleased to announce its sponsorship, invite you to attend The New England Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures, and offer this Cyber Monday deal.  Special discount:  Use promo code “BLVIP” and receive an extra $100 off…

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Impact Prize Winners Announced

November 16, 2017

A panel of area civic leaders this week announced the winners of the first Impact Prize competition at Syracuse University.  Winners were selected for the most innovative and implementable ideas to help solve civic, environmental, economic, or other public challenges, as part of a campus-wide social entrepreneurship challenge.  Thirty-six teams applied to the challenge, and…

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Celebrate Syracuse Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 13 – 17

November 9, 2017

         Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) launches this Monday with Syracuse University and Syracuse community networking events, workshops, lectures and competitions.  The celebration, from November 13 to 17, is intended to inspire and educate ideators and innovators, and help them advance their ideas by connecting with campus, community and global leaders. Coordinated on…

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Angelo Damiano wins Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Award

November 9, 2017

Angelo (AJ) Damiano ’18, founder of student startup PowerSpike, won the $7,500 top prize in the U.S.-Western NY regionals of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). The competition, held November 8 in Buffalo, was open to student entrepreneurs who actively run a business, are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree and generating revenue…

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#GEW 2017 kicks off with Invent@SU

November 9, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week Syracuse 2017 kicks off, Monday, November 13 in Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Room 114.  The week-long campus celebration is being coordinated by the Blackstone LaunchPad. The kickoff, from noon to 1 p.m. features: Welcome by Dean David Seaman, Syracuse University Libraries Brief remarks, Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, College of Engineering…

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