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

Enter Blackstone LaunchPad’s ‘Solve a Campus Problem’ Challenge

March 30, 2016

Now open in Bird Library, the Blackstone LaunchPad invites faculty, staff, students and alumni to come by and connect. The LaunchPad places entrepreneurship at the center of academic life, incorporating it into the resource network of the Syracuse University Libraries. The Blackstone LaunchPad program complements the University’s rich array of entrepreneurship initiatives, connecting them to…

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Linda Dickerson Hartsock named Executive Director of Blackstone LaunchPad at University

March 16, 2016

Dean of Libraries David Seaman has announced the appointment of Linda Dickerson Hartsock as executive director of Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University, starting on March 16. Hartsock was previously director of the University’s Connective Corridor in the Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development. Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program open to students,…

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Entrepreneurship program coming to Syracuse University

February 16, 2016

The University has received a $900,000 grant from Blackstone Charitable Foundation for the launch of a new campus entrepreneurship program. The program, Blackstone Launchpad, was announced today by Blackstone Charitable Foundation as part of the largest expansion of its campus program. Syracuse is one of five New York universities—Cornell University, New York University, University at Albany…

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