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

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76West competition now open

February 8, 2018

Take advantage of $20 million in potential prize money and business development support such as training and mentoring, as well as available tax incentives. And connect and collaborate with innovators from all walks of life—from Fortune 500 and industry thought-leaders and innovators, to leading researchers and investors. Annual Awards Breakdown Each year for four years,…

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Build Upstate through entrepreneurship

February 8, 2018

Are you ready to build Upstate NY through entrepreneurship? Upstate Venture Connect has an opportunity for you. Join this fast-paced entrepreneur-led nonprofit, and help connect founders to the resources they need to create great companies. Our marketing department promotes Upstate NY entrepreneurs, investors and service organizations transforming our region’s venture economy. Interns will gain broad…

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Meet Globalist Saniya More

February 8, 2018

Saniya More ’19 believes in the beautiful and complicated intricacies of the human experience. She is also an entrepreneur who has created a unique way to capture and share those experiences. With deep family roots in Thailand and India, and new student at SU, she looked for a way to make meaningful connections with her…

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StartFast and UVC seeking students

February 6, 2018

StartFast is looking for unpaid Associates for its summer accelerator program.  Associates will work with portfolio companies to help them scale their business, build their resume and gain experience working in a startup.  Associates will also have the opportunity to meet the StartFast network of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and subject matter experts. StartFast is…

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Quentin Rosso, entrepreneur extraordinaire

February 6, 2018

Quentin Rosso is an entrepreneur, true to every aspect of the word. He is a third year senior studying finance and political philosophy. He is a Frenchman. He is a savant who understands the intricacies of blockchain and crytocurrency.  He is an accomplished growth hacker, a self-taught coder and web design genius, a music composer…

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Luz Perez named Engagement Scholar

February 5, 2018

Luz Perez (‘20), a triple major in Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Citizenship and Civic Engagement will be this spring’s Blackstone Launchpad Engagement Scholar at Syracuse University. The Engagement Scholar position was created as a part of the LaunchPad’s goal to increase social enterprise ventures across the campus. Through her time at Syracuse, Perez has become interested in merging…

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Why We #Thrive: An Interview with the Co-Founders of Thrive Projects

January 31, 2018

One year after they graduated from Syracuse University in December 2016,  Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow Amanda Chou sat down with Thrive co-founders Brian Kam, Ryan Brinkerhoff and Joshua Moon to talk about Thrive’s core values, current programs, and the journey to where they are today. With mentions of some personal favorite milestones and inspiring…

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Blackstone LaunchPad names two new Global Media Fellows

January 31, 2018

The Blackstone LaunchPad welcomes Michael McCormack ’20 and Audrey Miller ’20 to the Global Media Fellows team for 2018. Audrey Miller is a sophomore Political Science and International Relations major.  Her engagement with the LaunchPad began in the fall semester of her freshman year. She spent her time working in the LaunchPad through Thrive Projects,…

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Entrepreneurship spotlight: Sarah Grosz ’19

January 31, 2018

If you were to search the term “entrepreneurship club” on Google right now, chances are the result “Entrepreneurship Club at Syracuse University” will show up near the top. If you are an entrepreneur, or anyone who knows and cares about search engine optimization, you know this is no small feat. Entrepreneurs are a unique group…

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