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

Justin Diaz

Justin Diaz is on a mission to create affordable, beautiful and sustainable bamboo homes

October 17, 2019

When Justin Diaz was growing up in lower Manhattan, he was concerned about poverty and homelessness, not only in New York, but in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where his family was from. He was interested in sustainability and protecting the environment, but didn’t know how to tackle those big problems.  He cared about…

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Former SU NYBPC winners

Support the New York Business Plan Competition by the Upstate Capital Association of NY

October 16, 2019

Did you know that more than 1,000 college and graduate students participated in the NYBPC – NY’s regional & statewide collegiate business plan competition this year? Did you know that over recent years, Syracuse University students have won $150,000 in critical seed stage funding through this competition to move their ideas ahead on the path…

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The LaunchPad and Invent@SU host west coast innovation salons this week

October 16, 2019

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at SU Libraries and Invent@SU are taking Syracuse University’s innovation ecosystem on the road this week, meeting with west coast investors, entrepreneurs, alumni and mentors.  Three “innovation salons” in San Diego, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will highlight products, services, technologies, creative content, and ventures being…

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NEXT Conference

NEXT Innovation Conference November 8, innovation in technology, manufacturing, and biotech

October 16, 2019

Syracuse University is partnering to present The NEXT Innovation Conference, focusing on innovation in technology, manufacturing, and biotech. The event November 8, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00  p.m. will be held at The Oncenter in downtown Syracuse. NEXT brings together fast-track companies, managers, researchers, medical professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs to meet and learn from each…

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MLB challenge students

The MLB College Challenge now open, with registration through November 10

October 16, 2019

Back for the 10th year, Syracuse University students are invited to participate in the MLB College Challenge, an overnight lock-in style hackathon where ideas and wits are tested, teams pitch to MLB executives and alumni, and the winning team heads to NYC.  The MLB Challenge makes everyone a winner, with prizes throughout the night, meals,…

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Adam and Amy Fazackerley

November 7 Fireside chat with LaunchPad super-mentors and successful entrepreneurs Adam and Amy Fazackerley

October 14, 2019

Join us Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for a Fireside Chat in the LaunchPad at Bird Library with husband and wife entrepreneurs Adam and Amy Fazackerley, co-founders of Lay-n-Go.  The team has been “super-mentors” to many Syracuse LaunchPad companies over the past few years, advising on both product and business development…

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John Appler

November 5 Toolkit Tuesday features attorney John Appler on forming your business

October 14, 2019

What do you need to know about forming a company, founders agreements, contracts, taking on investment, and giving away equity to team members or investors?  Learning these business basics can save you expensive mistakes down the road.  John R. Appler, J.D., Partner, Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC (CCBLaw), will be discussing these, and…

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Take the Thinc-hub survey, and help build a better startup solution

October 14, 2019

Do you wish that startup life was a little easier?  Would you like a solution that can help you more easily form a team, find resources, build networks, and leverage expertise and talent?  SU student startup Thinc-hub is working on it.  Thinc-hub is a collaborative software platform under development as a web and mobile app,…

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Seven Syracuse University teams participating in NSF I-Corps program at SU Libraries

October 14, 2019

Seven Syracuse University teams are participating in the National Science Foundation  Innovation-Corps program this month at SU Libraries.  The program gives researchers the opportunity to combine strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering new technologies that can be developed and brought to market. The free short course, taught by…

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