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

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Whitman Capstone Business Plan Competition: Meet the Winners

April 30, 2018

The Capstone experience for every student graduating from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is a course that requires teams of students to propose and develop a viable, sustainable entrepreneurial venture. At the end of each semester, these student teams compete against one another in the Capstone Business Plan Competition. This spring, there…

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Kennedy Patlan, an engaged entrepreneur

April 26, 2018

Kennedy Patlan ‘18, is a social entrepreneur with an interdisciplinary academic background that has propelled her to do what she’s passionate about: finding solutions. No stranger to the LaunchPad, she became introduced to the glass cubicle when she joined the team as the first Blackstone LaunchPad Syracuse Engagement Scholar this past fall. During her time…

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Climate disruption symposium, April 25 at SU College of Law

April 24, 2018

The Syracuse University College of Law presents a symposium on “Technology & Policy Responses to Climate Disruption, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Syracuse University College of Law, Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. The symposium is organized and moderated by Shubha Ghosh, JD, PhD, Crandall…

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Rick Fedrizzi ’87 addresses global environmental issues April 24 as part of SU University Lecture Series

April 24, 2018

  Fedrizzi’s visit tonight, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, is co-sponsored by the Whitman School of Management, with media sponsor WAER. Rick Fedrizzi G’87 joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as chairman and CEO in Nov. 2016, bringing his global environmental track record and keen business insight to IWBI’s work to…

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Heading to Techstars Boston for Demo Day

April 24, 2018

The Blackstone LaunchPad team at SU is headed to Techstars Demo Day in Boston this week as SparkCharge takes the stage in front of a sold-out crowd of 1,000 for its official product launch announcement. The company opened pre-orders this week for its ultrafast, portable charging device that will end range anxiety for electric vehicles.…

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From idea to launch. Learn how with this great animation roadmap.

April 24, 2018

Have an idea or just want to explore innovation and entrepreneurship?  This great animation by Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow Justina Hnatowicz ’19, takes you through the steps.  Start your journey by visiting the Blackstone LaunchPad in Bird Library, and then follow the roadmap.  You’ll meet great people along the way, and walk through the…

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LaunchPad celebrates second anniversary and expands this summer

April 24, 2018

The Blackstone LaunchPad cut the ribbon in Bird Library two years ago this month, and has enjoyed wide participation across campus.  In fact, it is growing so fast, it is already bursting at the seams.  This summer, the glass cube in Bird Library will double in size to provide even more co-working flex space, and…

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Re-imagining the Campus Library as an Innovation Hub

April 24, 2018

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University celebrates the second anniversary of its ribbon cutting in Bird Library this month.  David Seaman, Dean of Libraries at Syracuse University and Principal Investigator on Syracuse University’s Blackstone LaunchPad grant, discusses the benefits and impact of having this campus innovation hub in Bird Library in a Medium post for…

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Ten SU student teams compete this week in the NYS Business Plan Competition

April 24, 2018

Ten Syracuse University student teams are heading to Albany this week to compete in the New York Business Plan Competition.  Sponsored this year by the Upstate Capital Capital Association of New York, in collaboration with the New York State Economic Development Council and FuzeHub, the event is this Friday, April 27. Syracuse University winners selected…

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