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

Introducing Social Entrepreneurship Impact Hour at the LaunchPad

September 18, 2017

Social Entrepreneurship Impact Hour launches each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the LaunchPad with Syeisha Monquesse Byrd. Syeisha is Director of Engagement Programs of Hendricks Chapel, and has been with Syracuse University for seven years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. Born and raised on the west…

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Thrive Projects selected for Clinton Global Initiative “Commitment Challenge”

September 18, 2017

    Help Thrive win the challenge by donating today:  https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/thrive-projects Thrive Projects continues to receive global attention for its work creating sustainable solutions that empower communities around the world.  The team was accepted to the annual Clinton Global Initiative University Conference being held this year Northeastern University.  The prestigious conference brings together students, university representatives, topic…

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Justina Hnatowicz named Blackstone Global Media Fellow

September 15, 2017

Justina Hnatowicz ’19, has been named a Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow.  In that role, she will lead the development of Blackstone LaunchPad communications, including marketing strategy, visual brand identity, content development, graphic design, and production of outreach collateral materials. Hnatowicz is pursuing a major in advertising through Newhouse and a minor in animation/VFX through…

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Compete for the Global Student Entrepreneur Award

September 11, 2017

October 25 is the deadline to apply to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO is composed of over 12,000 of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, and is a private peer-to-peer group transforming the lives of those who transform the world. EO…

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Kennedy Patlan named first LaunchPad Engagement Scholar

September 11, 2017

Kennedy Patlan (‘18), a triple major in Advertising, Citizenship and Civic Engagement, and Women’s and Gender Studies, has been named the first Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar at Syracuse University. The Engagement Scholar position was created as a part of the LaunchPad’s goal to grow social enterprise ventures across the campus. Through her time at Syracuse…

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Idea Jam with David Edelstein, September 14

September 11, 2017

Looking for a good idea?  Want to brainstorm and get your creative juices flowing? Come to an “Idea Jam” on Thursday, September 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bird Library with David Edelstein ’78, Vice Chair of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees.  The event will be held in Peter Graham Scholarly Commons,…

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The Impact Prize: Win $5,000 for an idea that can change the world

September 1, 2017

       Syracuse University’s first student prize competition for social entrepreneurship debuts this fall.  The 2017 application is now on line and open through 11:59 p.m., October 27.  Click here to apply. The Impact Prize will support student entrepreneurs who are engaged in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems through innovation and human-centered design.…

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The Funding Roadmap

August 21, 2017

The Blackstone LaunchPad is pleased to join The Innovation Connectors (www.uvc.org/syracuse) to present a two part series on Startup and Growth Capital. Explore funding opportunities from startup to acceleration stages with experts who can introduce you to various funding resources, loan programs offered by the U.S. SBA, alternative financing such as the Excelsior Growth Fund,…

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2017 SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund now open

August 21, 2017

Round 2 of the 2017 SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund, a fund supported by Partners for Partners, is now open! The SyracuseCoE Innovation Fund is designed to help Partner companies – large and small – bridge barriers to commercialization of potentially transformative innovations in environmental and energy technology and its application. Applications requesting up to $10,000 are invited from current…

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