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

Empowering the Startup Dream: September 8

August 19, 2017

Join us for “Empowering the Startup Dream,” a workshop for international students and others interested global entrepreneurship, Friday, September 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library. Immigrants launch more than a quarter of all U.S. based businesses and are twice as likely to launch a successful business. …

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Syracuse University student venture picked for prestigious Medical Device Innovation Challenge

July 24, 2017

ModoScript, founded by Syracuse University undergraduate David Zuleta ’18, Arts and Sciences, is the only student startup selected as a winner in the statewide Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC). Seven ventures, including ModoScript, were selected for the prestigious MDIC acceleration program. Sponsored by Upstate MIND (Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery Center) at the Central New…

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FreshU Founder Kate Beckman joins the LaunchPad as Global Media Fellow

July 10, 2017

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications alum (’17) and current Newhouse graduate student Kate Beckman is joining the Blackstone Launchpad as a Global Media Fellow for summer 2017. As founder and CEO of Fresh U, a national online publication for college freshmen that also connects companies with Gen Z, Beckman brings considerable experience to herrole…

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Adam Johnson joins the Blackstone LaunchPad as a summer design intern

July 10, 2017

Adam Johnson, a junior in Syracuse University’s School of Design, based in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, has joined the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University as a summer design intern. Growing up in North Carolina, Johnson started his design career in early high school doing design work for his school’s FIRST Robotics team.…

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Invent@SU Students Design, Prototype, Pitch New Products in Invention Accelerator Competition

July 5, 2017

For Niall Shannon ’20 and Mina Diamantis ’19, Invent@SU was hands-on engineering at its best. They saw a problem in how many traditional wheelchairs can tip over and believed they could come up with a solution. Shannon and Diamantis work on their non-tippable wheelchair. “This is what I always wanted to do. I’ve had ideas in…

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Jordan Van Ryn joins the LaunchPad as a summer intern

June 19, 2017

Jordan Van Ryn is joining the Blackstone LaunchPad team at Syracuse University as an intern this summer. Jordan will be using her skills in public relations and communications to help support and promote student entrepreneurship. Jordan is a native of New Jersey and moved to Camillus, New York, where she attended school at BOCES in…

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The LaunchPad: “Through the Looking Glass”

May 17, 2017

    Blackstone LaunchPad celebrates one-year anniversary At Syracuse University, E.S. Bird Library is one of the busiest buildings on campus. As people stroll through the doors, they often pass a glass cube on the first floor. Inside, white tables, green and gray swivel chairs and rolling whiteboards lay scattered throughout the room. This is…

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SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellow Program accepting proposals

May 8, 2017

The deadline for proposals for SyracuseCoE 2017-2018 Faculty Fellow Program is this Thursday, May 11, 2017. Seed funding of up to $10,000 for a single investigator and up to $25,000 for a multi-investigator team is available. SyracuseCoE invites applications for its 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows Program to strengthen faculty scholarship in SyracuseCoE research areas, support SyracuseCoE…

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April 30, 2017 Stewardship Council Meeting

April 30, 2017

Please find the agenda here of the Blackstone Stewardship Council Meeting on April 30, 2017: Blackstone Launchpad Stewardship Council Meeting Agenda 04.20.2017

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