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In-Spire wins Syracuse University ACC InVenture Prize Competition

February 20, 2018

Kayla Simon ’19 (left) and Elizabeth Tarangelo ’19 (right) will represent Syracuse University at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize Competition on April 5-6 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. They were selected top team from a slate of “elite eight” finalists competing in a campus qualifier held on February 16 coordinated by the…

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Breathe easier with In-Spire

February 15, 2018

Before teaming up at the Invent@SU Invention Accelerator at Syracuse University this past summer, College of Engineering and Computer Science students Elizabeth Tarengelo ’19 and Kayla Simon ’19 were already dedicated women of science, sisters of engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon and above all that, close friends. It wasn’t until during the six week Invent@SU…

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Fibre Free founders can help change your carbon footprint, one load of laundry at a time

February 15, 2018

  Most of us don’t realize that millions of microfibers are released each time we wash synthetic clothing in our laundry machines. These microscopic plastic fibers infiltrate the air and water, and pollute the environment around us.  They enter the water supply and end up in our rivers, streams and oceans, affecting aquatic life.  They…

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Jason Kuperberg on finding entrepreneurial inspiration

February 15, 2018

Jason Kuperberg, ‘18, a biotechnology major in Arts And Sciences may have a hard sciences academic background and extensive resume in the field, but he is an entrepreneur to the core. Although je did not start out on that path, Jason has found his entrepreneurial inspiration through his years at Syracuse and has not passed…

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Will McKnight is on a mission to end energy poverty

February 15, 2018

William Lee Mendes McKnight ‘18, Arts and Sciences major and founder of Farm to Flame Energy, is working to empower rural farmers by providing them with sustainable energy through a biomass combustion system that can be used to power micro-grids.  As the winner of the recent Syracuse University Hult Prize campus competition, he is about…

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Innovation Pioneer Jeremy Ring ’92, to keynote National Entrepreneur Week @ SU

February 12, 2018

Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week@SU with Jeremy Ring ‘92, one of Yahoo’s early team members who helped grow it to a $120 billion valuation in six years, and then went on to a distinguished career in public service. February 21, 10:00 am to 11:15 am, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library. Each year, more than six…

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Upstate NY I-Corps recruiting for new SBIR Phase 0 program

February 9, 2018

NSF has launched a new program, SBIR Phase 0, to help start ups determine the commercial readiness of their technology concept and identify the key obstacles they must overcome to launch their product into the marketplace. The Upstate New York (UNY) I-Corps Nodes will be recruiting eight teams to participate in this program. Teams will receive…

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Chris Sekerak on TEDxSyracuseUniversity

February 8, 2018

If you have ever seen a TED talk, a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” you have definitely felt inspired.  If you ever attended a TEDx event, featuring multiple speakers around a thought-provoking theme, you can only imagine all the work that goes into making for a successful and seamless production.  Meet Christopher Sekerak,…

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EEE named National Model Program

February 8, 2018

The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program at the Whitman School of Management was recently named the National Model Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at its annual conference in Los Angeles, California Jan. 10 – 14. According to the organization’s website the award “recognizes colleges and universities that…

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