A quick look at Syracuse University programs, events, and activities coordinated by the Blackstone LaunchPad.
Each semester, the LaunchPad hosts ‘Cuse Market, a student pop-up shop and market bazaar that displays some of the most exciting products, services and tech made by SU students. Check events page for dates.
The LaunchPad hosts E-Meetups as an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students across campus to mix and mingle, idea jam, and meet innovative ventures being developed at SU. Check events page for dates.
Lawyers, accountants, the SBA, SBDC and SCORE are among the expert professionals who volunteer at the LaunchPad to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Check events page for dates.
Each semester the LaunchPad hosts experts, entrepreneurs, resource providers and “big thinkers” for interactive discussions and workshops with faculty, staff, students and alumni. Check events page for dates.
GEW is a weeklong cross campus celebration in November featuring networking events that connects SU entrepreneurs with innovators, funders, and visionaries who bring ideas to life. Check events page for dates.
Students eager to learn first-hand about startups and grow the entrepreneurship community at SU may apply to become a paid Global Fellow during the Fall and Spring semesters.
The LaunchPad coordinates monthly networking meetings of faculty, staff, mentors and connectors who are part of the SU innovation ecosystem to share ideas and collaborate.
Comprised of members from the major schools at Syracuse University, the Stewardship Council is tasked with promoting the cross-campus adoption of the Blackstone LaunchPad Program.
A coalition resource providers, #InnovateCNY connects the greater regional innovation ecosystem, and leverages support for startups. Follow the group and find area events at uvc.org/Syracuse
The E-Club networks with high profile entrepreneurs, connects with local businesses, and pitches ideas weekly as a way to grow the number of successful student startups at Syracuse University. Vision for Entrepreneurs is an Adobe-sponsored club that works with students across campus. Women in Leadership catalyzes action and empowerment for young women leaders.
The Newhouse-based center develops and provides courses, coaching and connections for student entrepreneurs who wish to pursue media careers with a sense of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
Dream > Believe > Pursue is the motto of the Falcone Center, the outreach arm of Whitman’s Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises department. The program supports the Couri Hatchery, WISE Women’s Business Center and the South Side Innovation Center.
The Student Sandbox, part of the iSchool’s IDS program, is an opportunity for student entrepreneurs to grow their ventures at an accelerator program located in the LaunchPad and in downtown Syracuse.
Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. Check events page for dates.
Open to entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has not yet raised any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms, or other formal sources of seed funding, with judging during Global Entrepreneur Week each November.
Student Startup Madness is a nationwide tournament-style competition. for college student digital media startups, culminating with national. finals at South By Southwest each spring.
EO GSEA student nominees compete in qualifying competitions for the chance to win cash prizes and the opportunity to advance to the Nationals and Global Finals.
SU’s Impact Prize supports student entrepreneurs who are engaged in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems through an innovative new product, service or technology.
The LaunchPad coordinates SU’s campus Hult Prize competition, as part of the world’s largest student global competition for social good. Each year features a unique theme.
NYBPC is the country’s leading collegiate business plan competition with student entrepreneurs competing for a $100,000 grand prize and cash awards in six categories.
Teams from 15 member ACC universities compete annually for $30,000 in innovation funding to seed top inventions. The LaunchPad coordinates the SU campus competition.
Funded through the iSchool, the annual iPrize provides $40,000 in seed funding to top Syracuse University student ventures, and is held in conjunction with Compete CNY
Coordinated by the LaunchPad, the regional qualifier for the NYS Business Plan Competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a CNY college or university.