From a Syracuse dorm room to building the first ultra-fast EV charging network in the country

man with a portable EV charger

Want the inside story of a Syracuse University dorm room startup that grew into a company valued at more than $100 million? Enjoy this recent Daily Orange article that chronicles Josh Aviv ’15 G’17 and his SparkChark journey. Josh is a Maxwell and iSchool alumnus, incubated at the LaunchPad, based his initial engineering team at the Syracuse CoE, and then accelerated at Techstars and Greentown Labs in Boston as he grew the company into a national business with a footprint in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas, and manufacturing operations in Buffalo, NY. He remains a highly engaged LaunchPad EIR who is actively engaged in student mentoring. This DO story captures the student startup experience and the founding story of a company and leader who has become an icon in the clean tech industry.