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

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Blackstone LaunchPad hosts Wellness Popup

April 10, 2018

Even entrepreneurs need to relax.  Now that the semester is winding down, finals season is officially making a comeback. Being the building that experiences the highest volume of student traffic on campus, Bird Library is no stranger to any student in preparation for finals. Stress levels are undoubtedly running high, whether you are studying for…

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Necessity Apparel launch party at ‘Cuse Market, April 20

April 10, 2018

Continuing with tradition, this year’s ‘Cuse Market will host for the launch of yet another student venture. Founded by one of our own Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellows, David Fox ’19, his company Necessity Apparel is a new, chic apparel brand that donates 10% of net profits to charity: water.  Come to the venture’s launch…

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Come to ‘Cuse Market in Bird Library on April 20

April 10, 2018

  Come to ‘Cuse Market, Friday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Learning Commons, first floor of Bird Library to see and meet some of Syracuse University’s best innovators. Each semester the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University invites faculty, staff, students and alumni to display their creative work, whether it is…

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Speakers being announced for TEDx Syracuse University

April 10, 2018

TEDx Syracuse University is announcing speakers for its upcoming event April 21, 2018, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Slocum Auditorium.  This theme of this year’s event is NOW.  It is sponsored by the Syracuse University iSchool, the Ruth Ivor Foundation, and the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University.  Event details are here http://tedx.syr.edu Speakers for this…

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E-Club Entrepalooza this Friday

April 10, 2018

   The Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club is sponsoring Entrepalooza this Friday, April 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the atrium of Whitman School of Management.  The event features food and an opportunity to win $500 in a 60 second pitch fest, networking opportunities with prizes, and a student entrepreneur panel.  It kicks off following…

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Hack Upstate this weekend

April 10, 2018

Hack Upstate XI is the eleventh installment in a series of weekend hackathons (open to students and practitioners) that happens twice a year (i.e. Fall & Spring) where developers, problem solvers, and designers from Upstate NY come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build incredible projects. Oh btw, it’s FREE! SIGN UP TODAY…

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SU team wins $250,000 at Genius NY 2018 Competition

April 10, 2018

    College of Engineering & Computer Science Professor Utpal Roy and Ph.D. student Yunpeng Li won $250,000 at the Genius NY program, the world’s largest business competition for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  The competition attracted 250 entries from all around the world, with six finalists competing for $3 million in prizes at the Marriott…

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SU team, UsPLM, advances to Genius NY finals on April 9

April 5, 2018

By Alex Dunbar A project being developed by College of Engineering & Computer Science Professor Utpal Roy and Ph.D. student Yunpeng Li is one of six finalists in the Genius NY 2018 Competition. The Genius NY program is the world’s largest business competition for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and drew 250 entries from all around the…

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In-Spire heads to Atlanta for the ACC InVenture Prize

April 3, 2018

They’ve gone head to head on the field, and now the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best entrepreneurs battle it out this week, Shark Tank-style, April 5 and 6, when the 15 top student teams of the ACC travel to Georgia Tech and pitch their inventions to a panel of expert judges. Member institutions of the ACC…

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