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Startup Spotlights

Discover incredible student entrepreneur stories.

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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Victoria Lawson

Victoria Lawson, a light of her own

May 9, 2018

Victoria Lawson, or as she’s known by the baristas at Starbucks, “VPositivity,” is a light of her own.  She is a third year Industrial and Interaction Design major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, from Norwalk, California. Victoria is a designer, creative, and a major boss woman. She works in the LaunchPad as…

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Peter Hartsock

The avant-garde entrepreneur, Peter Hartsock

May 9, 2018

Have you ever watched a movie so strange, unique and avant-garde that it became an unforgettable experience? Peter Hartsock ’19 produces these films. Not one but already 30 of them. A rising filmmaker in the Syracuse University community, Peter is an artist with a creative mind beyond words. Movie production is his passion and the…

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Nikita Kuckian

Meet Nikita Kuckian, startup enthusiast and global thinker

May 9, 2018

When Nikita Kuckian decided to fly thousands of miles away from Mumbai to New York, she was uncertain of what industry she wanted to be and what she wanted to do professionally. But she knew she wanted to eventually go back to India, equipped with experience and skills to make a real difference in her…

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Michael Leffler

Get organized with Michael Leffler and The Paint Crate

May 9, 2018

An entrepreneur is someone who finds an opportunity in the market and creates a solution for it through innovation, passion and design. Not many people stop to think about organizing the paint they use in their homes, but Michael Leffler G’17 sure did. He noticed that lots of people around him, including himself, tended to…

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