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

Phil McKnight, disrupting one industry at a time

February 14, 2019

Phil McKnight, a junior studying Information Management at the School of Information Studies, is working on a big idea:  Promptous, a student startup building a blockchain insurance claims processing platform, which aspires to disrupt the insurance industry. Phil is VP of Business Strategy for Promptous, and a blockchain expert who can explain the technology in…

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February 28 is deadline to apply for student innovation grants

February 13, 2019

The deadline is fast approaching for undergraduate students to apply to Syracuse University’s Undergraduate Research Center, second floor of Bird Library, to support original research or creative work over the summer or projects over the next academic year.  Summer research grants will be $2,800, and more substantial projects to be conducted through the 2019-20 academic…

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Students will have a “minute to win it” at February 20 fast pitchfest

February 13, 2019

The Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellows are hosting a “Minute to Win-it” Pitchfest / Ideapalooza on Wednesday, February 20, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library.  The event will be a 60 second fast pitch fest designed for students who are just testing out first ideas and aren’t yet ready…

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Faculty invited to share “Ideas over Ice” at mixer on February 20

February 13, 2019

The Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Roundtable — a cross-disciplinary team who are the foundation of the SU innovation ecosystem, are pleased to present, “Ideas Over Ice,” Wednesday, February 20, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., second floor of the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center.   The free event will be a lively and informal faculty fest to…

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Orange Innovation is theme of this year’s National E-Week at Syracuse University

February 13, 2019

Next week, February 16 to 23, is National Entrepreneurship Week, an annual Congressionally-chartered initiative dedicated to showcasing entrepreneurship throughout the United States. The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars is celebrating with the campus theme Orange Innovation.  You can help create a #TwitterStorm by tweeting and tagging #NatlEshipWeek and #OrangeInnovation @your own program area.  Our team…

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SyracuseCoE opens applications from partners for innovation grants

February 13, 2019

The SyracuseCoE has announced the availability of 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 are open to current 2019-20 SyracuseCoE Partner companies, with requests up to $10,000.  No more than 6 awards will be made in 2019, and…

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College of Engineering and Computer Science hosts National Engineers Week

February 13, 2019

Syracuse University is known for excellence in entrepreneurship and engineering.  Next week, they align as the College of Engineering and Computer Science celebrates National Engineers Week with speakers and activities that bring engineering and computer science students and alumni together, and promote engineering disciplines to the broader campus. All members of the University community are…

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ACC InVenture Prize “Sweet 16” finalists selected: see the pitches on February 22 in Bird Library

February 11, 2019

Campus judges have announced the Sweet Sixteen finalists for the campus round of the ACC InVenture Prize on Friday, February 22. The entire campus community is invited to come watch the open pitches in Bird Library, and join us for a reception celebrating student invention.  The event is the culmination of National Entrepreneurship Week and…

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“Black Supernovas: The Legacies of Black Gay Fashion Designers,” celebrates Black History Month

February 11, 2019

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) welcomes Eric Darnell Pritchard to deliver the annual Black History Month Commemorative Lecture on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. in 304ABC Schine Student Center. Pritchard’s lecture, “Black Supernovas: The Legacies of Black Gay Fashion Designers,” centers on themes from his award-winning book, “Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the…

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