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

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Amanda Rylee ‘19

January 31, 2018

As a junior majoring in EEE in the Whitman School of Management, Amanda balances a demanding schedule as an officer with the 108th Infantry Army National Guard in Utica and full-time Syracuse University student. She is also an entrepreneur who appreciates the art of craft beer. Her interests are coming together in a venture she…

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Register for free hackathon

January 29, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Hack Upstate XI is right around the corner (April 14th and 15th).  It’s time to:  This is the eleventh installment in a series of weekend hackathons that happen twice a year (i.e., Fall & Spring) in which engineers, developers, designers and innovators from across Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas,…

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Syracuse innovation partner events

January 29, 2018

Please join Syracuse area innovators for the following events, presented in partnership with the CNY Biotechnology Accelerator ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING FOR SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS – UNY I-CORP NODE Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location:  CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse Featuring:  Shannon Theresa Sullivan, UNY iCorps Regional Director, Upstate New York…

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Last call for Panasci business plan applicants

January 22, 2018

Panasci Business Plan Competition: OVER $35,000 in Cash Prizes Win Seed Money to Launch Your Venture  Many steps are involved in translating great ideas into great businesses. A key step is the creation of  a business plan. A business plan attempts to address the uncertainties surrounding the many decisions you have to make about your…

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Entrepreneur spotlight: Ravle

January 22, 2018

After scouring the Internet for the most affordable transportation to your next destination, you’ve finally booked your tickets. Now, the fun really begins. Every year, 300 million travelers watch travel videos when planning their next trip, spending an average of 20 hours online and visiting 38 websites. Ravle cuts through this clutter of  information by working with…

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Undergraduates invited to apply to present at ACC Meeting of the Minds

January 22, 2018

Evan Weiss ’19 would highly encourage other students who are involved in research or creative work to try out for a distinctive academic event for a select group of students from only 15 universities: the ACC Meeting of the Minds (M.o.M.) Conference. The conference showcases the research and creative work of undergraduates from the ACC’s…

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Innovators invited to compete for ACC InVenture Prize

January 22, 2018

The ACC is on a talent search for top student innovators who are inventing the future. Teams from Syracuse University are now being recruited for the InVenture Prize, a televised “Shark Tank” style competition open to student startups at the 15 colleges and universities that are part of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Consortium.…

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Entrepreneur spotlight: Bonfire in a Bin

January 22, 2018

“We’re going to make building a bonfire the easiest and best experience ever. Seriously.” Bonfire in a Bin’s co-founder Will DeVito smiles. Bonfire in a Bin is a one-stop solution for building the perfect campfire at the beach, hiking, or in your own backyard. Whether you have been building bonfires every summer of your life…

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Grants available for faculty and students for sustainability innovation

January 18, 2018

Faculty and students can apply for funding from the Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program for research, projects or course development that engage the campus in addressing climate change and sustainable systems. Applicants—either individuals or teams—may request research or seed grants of up to $25,000 or education/pedagogy grants of up to $10,000. A…

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