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

Libraries host Welcome Fest on September 1

August 15, 2016

The Syracuse University Libraries invite all students, faculty and staff to a Welcome Fest on Thursday, September 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the first floor of Bird Library. The event will feature resources and services the Libraries provide to support teaching, learning and research across campus, as well as a photo booth,…

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Kingma hosts group from China’s Tsinghua University

July 30, 2016

School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor of Entreprenurship Bruce Kingma hosted a group of visiting scholars from China’s Tsinghua University this week, bringing them to campus as part of a tour of East Coast colleges and universities to study how entrepreneurship education and programs are administered in the United States. Members of the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy at…

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Braden Croy named Program Manager, Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University

July 1, 2016

Braden Croy will join the Blackstone LaunchPad team on July 18 as Program Manager, supporting the expansion of the new experiential entrepreneurship program located in Bird Library. In this new role, Croy will work with Executive Director Linda Dickerson Hartsock on project implementation milestones, particularly in regard to faculty and student outreach, to develop an…

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Six student teams advance to NYS Business Plan Competition

April 22, 2016

Sixteen SU student ventures divided $60,000 in cash prizes as part of the CompeteCNY regional qualifier for the New York State Business Plan Competition. Of those, six will go on to Albany April 29 for a statewide competition. But one company is going even further. Thrive Projects —the winner of the social entrepreneurship category and the overall…

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Entrepreneurs Wiley Cerilli, Patrick Ambron to participate in Blackstone LaunchPad Grand Opening

April 14, 2016

Two high-profile entrepreneurs who attended the University will be featured guests at the grand opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University on April 19.  The 1 p.m. event at Bird Library includes a formal ceremony, ribbon cutting, reception and student venture demos. As part of the LaunchPad kick-off, Wiley Cerilli, co-CEO and founder of…

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NYS Business Plan Competition comes to Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University

April 10, 2016

The Blackstone LaunchPad and Syracuse University Libraries will host CompeteCNY, the regional qualifying event for the 2016 New York State Business Plan Competition. The event will be held on April 14 from 4–6 p.m. at Bird Library. Regional winners will advance to the April 29 statewide competition in Albany, which features a $100,000 grand prize.…

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Grand Opening of Blackstone LaunchPad slated for April 19 in Bird Library

April 5, 2016

The Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library is now open. To celebrate the occasion, the University community is invited to a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, from 1-2 p.m. on the first floor of Bird Library. Special guests include: Kent Syverud, Chancellor David Seaman, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Elizabeth…

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University to host state-qualifying entrepreneurship competition

April 3, 2016

The University will host a student entrepreneurship pitch competition on April 14 for teams interested in qualifying for the upcoming New York Business Plan Competition. The Syracuse event, which will take place at 4 p.m. in the Blackstone Student LaunchPad at Bird Library, will determine which student teams from the state’s Central Region will go…

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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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