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Apply by September 30 to the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition

August 13, 2018

September 30 is the deadline to apply to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO is composed of over 12,000 of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, and is a private peer-to-peer group transforming the lives of those who transform the world.…

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VPA student Michael Paris ’20 talks about the power of user-centered design and joining Techstars Atlanta

August 13, 2018

Michael Paris ’20 VPA, Communications Design (CMD), and co-founder of PowerSpike, the leading influencer marketing and analytics platform for live streaming, had a memorable summer.  The student startup he co-founded with Angelo Damiano ’18, Whitman School of Management (Marketing Management / Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises) won a combined investment of $500,000 by The Sixers Innovation…

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Whitman hosts entrepreneurship-themed Orange Central events

August 13, 2018

As part of the Orange Central 2018 celebration, set for October 18-21 and featuring a full calendar of programming across campus, Whitman will host two exciting events: The Whitman Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception – Thursday, October 18, 5 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. in Whitman’s Flaum Grand Hall. A reception will immediately…

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Syracuse University startup PowerSpike raises $500,000 and joins Techstars Atlanta to build live streaming influencer marketing tools

August 8, 2018

PowerSpike, the leading influencer marketing and analytics platform for live streaming, announced this week a combined investment of $500,000 by The Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, Techstars Atlanta – in partnership with Cox Enterprises, Dorm Room Fund, and other outside investors. The Syracuse University startup, founded by Angelo Damiano ’18, Whitman School of Management…

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Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University to help celebrate global themes of women, youth, diversity and inclusion as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week

August 7, 2018

With less than 100 Days to Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2018, the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University is working with campus and community partners to celebrate the 11th Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the four themes announced today for this year’s GEW 2018 celebration, recognizing women, youth and inclusion in entrepreneurship, as well as connecting ecosystems…

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LaunchPad Syracuse partners on New England Venture Summit

July 12, 2018

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University is pleased to partner for the 13th Annual New England Venture Summit being held on December 12th, 2018 at Lombardos in Randolph, Boston, MA. This exclusive venture summit will bring together over 600 Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature more than 50…

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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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