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Ryan Williams, co-founder of CLLCTVE Agency, Inc., on holistic entrepreneurship and the wisdom of experience

December 5, 2018

Story by Jalen Nash “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”- Matthew 12:11 Whether it’s in casual sayings like, “no pain no gain,” or verses of a biblical proportion, one of the life’s biggest…

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Jalen Nash

Jalen Nash, chief storyteller for Blackstone LaunchPad, and new Global Media Fellow at Syracuse University

December 5, 2018

Jalen Nash has joined the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University as a Global Media Fellow for Spring 2019.  In that role, he will become our chief storyteller, collecting, curating and publishing profiles of our entrepreneurs and their journey.  His first story is this one.  It’s his own. “Life is a collection of…

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Attila

Indulo receives $20,000 Dorm Room Fund investment

December 4, 2018

Attila Melegh ’19, is an aerospace engineer with a love of physics. That means he loves problems, and inventing things that solve big wicked challenges.  A solution he invented for one of them just received a $20,000 investment from the Dorm Room Fund. Melegh, from Seattle, created Indūlo, an augmented reality (AR) platform powered by…

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Nikita and Brianna

Syracuse students selected for Women Entrepreneurs Make a Difference in Communities program

December 4, 2018

Brianna Howard and Nikita Chatterjee, co-founders of PAANI, are working to bring clean water to a slum neighborhood in the heart of Mumbi, India.  Their concept is for a water filter made from resources that are readily available in Dharavi, the largest slum complex in all of Asia, as well as an educational program to…

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Team Halo

Making campus safer with Halo

September 25, 2018

Annabelle Lincoln ‘20 and Jaclyn Hingre ‘19, both Engineering and Computer Science students, embody what it means to be passionate entrepreneurs. They are driven, willing to soak up knowledge, and most importantly, are doers. So when they found an opportunity to improve campus security and safety, they took on the huge challenge. During the Invent@SU…

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Angelica O'Hara

Angelica O’Hara is making patients a priority with Prioritage

September 25, 2018

When Angelica O’Hara decided to take part in the Invent@SU accelerator program at Syracuse University this past summer at the New York City campus, she had no idea that she would walk out with an award-winning invention. A bioengineer in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, O’Hara knew she wanted to create an invention…

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EmergiCan co-founders with prototype

Malkiel Asher and Caleigh Casey want to save lives with Emergi-CAN

September 24, 2018

When most people ride on the New York City subways, they are usually not thinking of their next big invention. So, when Caleigh Casey ‘21 jumped on the train and began reading the newspaper on the way home like any other day, she wasn’t anticipating finding a solution to such a massive problem. While on…

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Jacob deHahn

Jacob deHahn, making the world accessible by design

May 17, 2018

Jacob deHahn, an energetic and bubbly New England native with a never-ending Netflix queue, is determined to make the world a more accessible place. Through his freshman year project, Jake designed a wooden phone case stimulating hand holding to assist a friend with epilepsy get through seizures. With the phone case, he realized that industrial…

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Ibnul Rafi on becoming a public health entrepreneur

May 10, 2018

Most students take at least a couple of days off after graduation, but Ibnul Rafi ’18 won’t be one of them. Instead, Ibnul, a Blackstone LaunchPad participant, will immediately launch into Invent@SU in New York City, where he will work with other SU students and alumni to build a prototype of a device to solve…

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