Startup Thinking

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

Panasci Business Plan Competition: Apply by January 19

January 18, 2017

Syracuse University students are invited to enter their idea or current company into this competition for a chance to win part of $40K+ in cash prizes. Deadline to apply is January 19, with an information workshop that evening at 6:30 p.m. in Whitman 101. Apply online at About:  The Panasci Business Plan Competition is…

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Three SU student ventures advance to the semi-final round of @StartupMad

January 17, 2017

Three Syracuse University teams are part of the field of 32 college startups who are advancing to the semi-final round, hoping to join the madness at South By Southwest in March. Savofair, Spolitic, and WalkAround VR are Syracuse University student ventures join elite college teams from across the country competing for top honors and bragging…

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Global Game Jam, co-sponsored with University Partners, coming January 20-22 to Bird Library

January 11, 2017

Syracuse University’s Bird Library will serve as a location for Global Game Jam® (#SUGGJ17), the world’s largest game jam (game creation) event, taking place on the weekend of January 20- 22, 2017. University and community members are invited to collaborate, create and present new game ideas to the global community. Participants will generate ideas for digital…

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Student Ventures Can Win Startup Funding at 2017 Panasci Business Plan Competition

January 10, 2017

Intent to compete forms due by January 19, with orientation session scheduled that evening at Whitman. Story By Lindsay Wickham. The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management have announced a call for submissions for the 2017 Panasci Business Plan Competition.…

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January 5 is deadline to apply for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

January 5, 2017

Reminding our Syracuse University student ventures that today is the deadline to apply!  The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO GSEA nominees compete in qualifying competitions for the chance to advance to the Global Finals, held in May 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.…

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Four SU ventures make it to Student Startup Madness starting field

January 5, 2017

Student startup teams from colleges across the country are competing for top honors and bragging rights in Student Startup Madness tournament. The “starting field of 64” for this year’s Student Startup Madness (SSM) competition was announced today. Four of those teams are from Syracuse University:  Savofair, COCO, WalkAround VR and Spolitic..  SSM will culminate on…

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Launching for the holiday season and a healthy new year

December 21, 2016

Farmer Street Pantry and Mama’s Snack Shack – two creative women-owned ventures who are working with the LaunchPad – have launched delicious food lines just in time for the holidays.  They make perfect holiday gifts, and are also a great way to start a New Year’s resolution to eat healthy, support local farms, and shop…

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Finding Inspiration at the LaunchPad

December 19, 2016

Entrepreneurs look for inspiration. The LaunchPad is a place where founders come together to find inspiration. Now, thanks to Vision, a pop-up installation this month at the Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library dynamically captured what inspires students at Syracuse University. Vision, a student organization that promotes cross-campus entrepreneurship, hosted “Pop-Up Week,” kicking off with a…

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Syracuse University Advances to Regional Finals of 8th Annual Hult Prize

December 15, 2016

Story by Emily Dang:  The Hult Prize has announced the winning team from Syracuse University that has advanced to the 8th annual regional finals of the competition. The Hult Prize is a crowdsourcing platform for social good, named one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and Time Magazine. The…

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