Portfolio

The LaunchPad helps innovators bring their ideas to life. See a sampling of our diverse portfolio ventures.


  • Adzilly, an advertising platform that merges experiences with niche consumer markets
  • AEGIS, platform for alumni donations to become investments in student success
  • Ambassadoor, a mobile platform that allows businesses to connect with and utilize nano-influences efficiently and effectively
  • Ambrosia LSZ, an entertainment company that produces custom, exclusive, curated VIP events for high-end clients in upscale markets
  • Anthony Obas, brand master, author and speaker, who crafts brand strategy through digital content creation, events and other unique platforms
  • Anything But Beer, a microbrewery that crafts gluten free and vegan fruit ales and ciders and a brewpub featuring craft farm-to-table foods in downtown Syracuse
  • Apollo Biomedical, a diagnostic knee brace accessory for patients recovering from knee-related injuries/surgery
  • Art Inspires You (AIY Studio), a platform to help artists with strategies, brand identity, frameworks and processes, messaging, video and production, and more
  • ArtFuse, a collaborative social media platform and marketplace for creatives, with the goal of making the world a more joyful and happier place, by boosting creativity and by empowering people to design their lives
  • ATIN, reed diffusers, automatic air fragrance dispensers, scented soy wax candles, and room and linen sprays for commercial and residential settings, featuring custom scents that evoke the best fragrances of the Philippines
  • Attend Pro, a hardware and software solution that improves maintenance workflow
  • Awning, a mobile app to enhance mental health, well-being, and anxiety reduction
  • Bloc’d Reactions, a blockchain powered technology for restaurants to track food allergy training and help prevent food cross-contamination, to reduce the instances of allergic reactions
  • Blood, Sweat, and Beers, a craft microbrewery specializing in branded beers featuring various military branches, designed specifically to be sold at military exchanges
  • Bluebird English, online English coaching for China’s global citizens
  • Bluerem, a Bluetooth medical diagnostic technology platform
  • Bomber Equipment, at home training solutions and equipment for rock climbers
  • Bonfire in a Bin, an all-in-one bonfire starter kit that is collapsible for easy storage and transport
  • Bowtie Boulevard, a whimsical design company that creates one of a kind bowties and other fashion accessories from upcycled clothes
  • Brevitē, modern bags for the modern explorer – stylish and durable multifunctional backpacks with a removable camera insert for photographers, filmmakers and travelers
  • Broad Brothers Productions, a commercial film and video service that produces affordable high-quality digital content
  • Broscapes, a facial scanning technology for men to view different beard styles, and to assist with styling, shaping and grooming
  • Busie, an integrated, seamless online platform that adds value to both charter bus operators and trip organizers by simplifying the quoting and booking processes
  • Campus Culture Games and #TheHunt, a gamified digital student orientation platform that helps students develop their identity and find community at their universities
  • Chase Guttman Photography, one of the top drone travel photographers, authors and educators in the world
  • CLLCTVE, a creative agency that is the voice of GenZ, connecting creatives, community, and brands
  • Clubmatch, a platform to match students with clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities
  • Code++, Computer science camps in developing nations
  • Compress-aid, an adjustable pressure bandage that improves upon conventional medical dressings
  • COVID-Survival, an easy to use tech solution for the elderly, their families and health care providers, to communicate and navigate challenges related to COVID-19
  • DecEnery, a local peer-to-peer electricity trading system built on blockchain
  • Design Dwell, a media group for high-end interior designers
  • Design to Table, a design agency that helps small farms identify new opportunities to grow in the local food movement
  • DJ, a platform to connect music listeners with one another through online social listening experiences
  • DNA Development, an African based real estate firm that builds sustainable, affordable housing for a wide range of price points, lifestyles, and locations, that expands the footprint of coastal cities by constructing net-zero energy homes on water.
  • Dream Connect, a platform that connects young black and Latino leaders and student organizations across college campuses, and develops GenZ leaders of color
  • DropBlock, a tech platform to solve supply chain and drop shipping services through a simplified model built on blockchain
  • Drop Top, an innovative design, made entirely of REVLAR, that increases agricultural output while conserving water through drip irrigation in arid climates
  • EB Active, a high intensity LED fitness band to provide an additional measure of illuminated safety for active bikers, joggers and walkers in the dark
  • EcoBamboo Living, a sustainable company focused on architectural design of bamboo homes, and construction of beautiful, affordable bamboo homes
  • EDGEModular, an innovative design and construction company that develops attractive and affordable multi-unit modular residences
  • Emily Dang Photography, personalized photography that captures the special moments in your life
  • ESOL, a mobile app to help Asian learners speak more fluently in English through customizable tutorials utilizing popular digital media content such as commercial films and television shows
  • ExPrep, an interactive, self-paced and hands-on Microsoft Excel training application that helps users learn Microsoft Excel with ease
  • Eyes and Ears, a service that pairs musical artists with nonprofits to support social issues of interest to the performer and the community
  • EZParkings, a mobile app to find crowdsourced on-street parking in urban settings
  • Farm to Flame, a smokeless, odorless biomass generator system that leverages locally grown crops to harness the power of energy and build more sustainable rural economies
  • FEI Tech, an authentic Asian food delivery system for college campuses, delivering fresh meals from local traditional restaurants via a WeChat platform
  • FibreFree, an innovative laundry ball that captures synthetic microfibers during the washing and drying process, preventing non-degradable fibers from entering aquifers and the atmosphere
  • Fly the Coop, a rate the landlord platform for college students to give feedback on landlords and property management companies in college communities
  • Food for Community, a not-for-profit that transports unused food from local schools and takes it to local pantries
  • 410 Pictures, a niche microbudget genre-based independent film production company
  • Free-Swing Power Source, a personal wearable device that harnesses kinetic power from walking to produce electricity in off-the grid communities
  • FreshU, a digital content platform for college students, by college students, focusing on the freshman experience with 100,000 unique monthly visitors and 400 nationally distributed content creators
  • FSCL, a new financial tool to make student debt more affordable
  • Gamercraft, a digital platform that helps eSports competitors and enthusiasts achieve personal eSport goals through training and being part of a physical and online eSports community
  • Gather, a platform that builds community over home cooked meals
  • GeekClub, a EdTech venture that offers on-line coding classes for students ages 7-17 in Russia, Africa and the United States
  • GeenaMatuson.com, an arts technologist, educator, author, speaker, thought leader and multimedia storyteller
  • Gira Tech, a revolving door with a gear technology that can generate energy through a unique gearbox system that harvests kinetic energy, and converts it to usable kWh
  • Girl Power, platform to connect female tech professionals with customers to increase gender diversity and empower women in trade
  • Globalists, a content platform created by Syracuse University international students, in both print and digital versions, sharing personal insights as well as commentary on global issues
  • Good Uncle, a campus-based food delivery service featuring high quality food prepared by top chefs in a network of regional kitchens, loaded into state-of-the-art vehicles, and finished cooking on-board to ensure hot and fresh meals
  • HabitU, a mobile app to foster the development of healthy habits that reduce stress
  • HALO, a discreet and portable emergency alert system designed for students who need help on or near a college campus, using radio frequencies and small wearable transmitters to alert public safety in an emergency
  • HAUS, a product design company, featuring smart appliances connected to the IoT
  • Home From College, an interactive digital platform connecting college students with top industry and thought leader, as well as brand sponsored career-building projects and mentorships
  • IAN (Interactive Audio Narrative), an immersive storytelling experience in 3D sound
  • Imajion, mixed reality solutions for the AEC industry
  • IndieFlo, a streaming service for independent films
  • Indūlo, an augmented reality (AR) platform powered by deep learning algorithms, that allows users to try on eyewear or other fashion items before making on-line purchases
  • Inkdustrial, a software platform that integrates all components of design and project management into one seamless program
  • In-Spire, a wearable, refillable inhaler bracelet that provides emergency rescue doses to asthma patients through a unique patented bite-activated system
  • Itemize, a platform to store important product information and add insurance for your valuable electronic devices
  • JoJo Rings, producing beautiful, one of a kind rings from keys, often from sentimental places, that become family keepsakes as well as unique jewelry accessories
  • JumpStart, a marketing service for student startups
  • Justin Case, a stylish kit for young urban professionals and college students who want to keep their toiletries in a well-designed bag
  • Kairos Culture, an events and training corporation that connects Christian creatives, activists and entrepreneurs
  • LatchKey, a digital platform and hardware device providing security for families of “latch-key” children as part of a smart home system
  • LFG Sports, a digital sports media company by fans for fans, featuring fan experiences and insights
  • Lloyd Anash, independent artist, musical performer and designer
  • Lokil, an app that offers a way of quickly connecting hobbyists who need help with fellow hobbyists who want to help complete projects and get help with project dilemmas
  • A.N.Kind, a social media company that produces podcasts, video casts and blog posts on topics related to the male experience, particularly featuring minority voices, with a focus on respect, empowerment and kindness
  • Madog Sculpted Fabrication, state-of-the-art 3D printing technology to produce architectural ornamentation at a fraction of the time and cost
  • M.A.N.Kind, a social media company that produces podcasts, video casts and blog posts on topics related to the male experience, particularly featuring minority voices, with a focus on respect, empowerment and kindness
  • Materialize, an industrial and interaction design consulting service
  • MCM, a platform and consulting firm focused on global fixed income securities
  • MedUX, a medical product design company that created a wearable to deliver IVs without being tethered to a pole
  • Miraku, a delicious peanut based milk alternative
  • Modern Solutions, a company that designs and installs smart home solutions
  • ModoScript, a pill-safe platform for physicians, health insurance providers, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare facilities, government agencies and law enforcement organizations aimed at combating and reducing costs associated with prescription drug abuse and patient non-adherence
  • Motion by A, a multimedia storytelling company
  • Necessity Apparel, stylishly designed clothing line that supports clean water initiatives around the globe
  • NervTech, pressure sensitive device for wheelchairs to avoid the development of pressure sores
  • Next Step, a machine learning system to better help students plan their academic programs to optimize course selection
  • Out There Productions, three digital storytellers, an old school bus that became a cross-country mobile production studio, and the rest of the story is legendary
  • PAANI, a clean water filtration system, using a traditional sari cloth, embedded with four layers of filters, designed to capture small particulates, bacteria and fungi in water systems in India
  • Panda’s Best, a distribution company in the United States for sustainably sourced consumer products such as personal amenities and fashion accessories, household goods, hardware and more
  • ParkAmigo, an Uber for driveways, allowing users to find, book and pay for a vacant parking space easily
  • Popcycle, a fun, hip, fashion popup, featuring vintage clothing as well as bespoke one of a kind designs by emerging young designers
  • Porta-Splint, a lightweight, compact, portable splint
  • PowerSpike, a platform that connects brands with e-sports streamers to create high impact, data-driven campaigns, through hassle-free Twitch influencer marketing that scales
  • PrescriptChain, a technology solution to reduce prescription fraud through a permissioned blockchain network that flags unusual activity
  • Prioritage, a patient monitoring system, post emergency triage, that allows for real-time assessment of a patient’s changing conditions, designed for use in emergency room and disaster settings
  • Promptous, a seamless digital platform powered by blockchain, smart contracts and ACH, that automates and simplifies dental insurance transactions between patients, practitioners and employers, and creates both transparency and cost savings
  • PushVR, visual art and virtual reality software development company
  • RadarSet, a platform that provides intelligence about fast-growth companies for other startup companies, helping identify industry and investment intelligence, insights and data
  • Randy Ginsburg, author of “Adversity to Advantage,” profiled in Newsweek and Inc.com
  • Ravle, a SaaS that helps travel brands produce and measure interactive media at scale through digital content created by the world’s top travel filmmakers, and a powerful visual, data-driven platform
  • RealTea Housing, website to find, rate and review student housing
  • Rematriation Magazine, a digital storytelling platform powered by a sisterhood of Haudenosaunee women where indigenous women gather for collective healing from historical and current traumas
  • Rypple, a digital platform to capture and keep important family memories through digital recordings, film and storytelling
  • Satellite, a hyper-local mobile and web application that empowers people to develop stronger and healthier relationships with their core group of family, friends and colleagues
  • SavoFair, a global collective of digital media content creators, travel curators, food aficionados and global connectors
  • Sentio, a digital platform to hire dependable people with AI powered tech, analytics and an applicant matching system
  • Shine Magazine, an entertainment magazine geared toward young adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Smarta, Home appliance company that manufactures devices based on automations, privacy and security
  • SOAR, a non-profit serving the needs of survivors of PTSD and C-PTSD with alternative therapy in a retreat setting
  • SOYL Talks, a network that includes lecture series, blog posts and digital media platforms connecting college students with entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • SparkCharge, an award-winning, ultra-fast, powerful, sleek and compact portable charging unit for Electric Vehicles that is disrupting the clean tech and EV industry
  • Spazio, a better design approach to external hard-drives for computers
  • Starfruit, a consulting services that offers workshops, on-line content and support services for schools and districts in Austin, Texas that want to integrate Google Classroom in their instruction
  • SugEx, a diabetes management system that features sleek wearable wrist technology paired with a smart phone application
  • SustENABLE, a sustainability platform that helps shape triple bottom line thinking
  • SWIP, a sustainable beverage and flavor pod system designed to replace disposable plastic bottles, and help eliminate plastic waste
  • SYRE Tech, transparent displays for public transit systems and autonomous vehicles
  • Syrkus, a heat and cold therapy device and app that improves muscle soreness
  • Taggs Media, a digital content company that serves small commercial enterprises, as well as providing specialized consumer services such as video for weddings
  • The Fair, a mobile app that bridges customers and vendors at farmer markets, facilitating the shopping experience for agricultural products
  • The Success Bug, a media production company and success blog designed for the ambitious millennial entrepreneur.
  • 314CBD, a distributor of CBD products under its own brand label
  • Thinc-hub, a digital platform to build innovation ecosystems, connect startups to resources, help build teams, and find mentors and investors
  • Thrive, a nonprofit that creates sustainability programs around energy, health and leadership development in “glitch” communities, starting in Nepal
  • Titan brand, a line of dog toys that is long lasting and virtually indestructible
  • TowelVac, a healthy alternative that uses vacuum pressure rather than heat to dry hair
  • TravSolo, a digital platform for travelers and adventurers on solo journeys, who want to meet people, and stay safe - all the while sharing memories on-the-go
  • TravSwap, a platform to swap homes for a period of time
  • TweedlMusic, an app for aspiring artists and music listeners that democratizes the music industry using social media gamification to boost the influencer and tastemaker status of musical artists, enable more people to pick the next hot artists, and help make their songs go viral faster
  • UniRide, a mobile transit aggregation platform
  • UNMD, Artificial intelligence for the auto insurance industry
  • Urban Coders, an initiative to teach coding to middle school, junior high and high school students, in places like public libraries, to grow the next generation of STEM talent
  • Visos, the world’s most powerful VR platform built for enterprise applications and the medical industry
  • ViV, personalized step down programs to combat nicotine addiction
  • Volu, a volunteer management system which allows nonprofits to track volunteers from first exposure to first action
  • Walnut Street Partners, a venture development firm connecting pre-seed student startups with angels and early investors
  • WAYV, creating immersive experiential popup retail experiences for brands, working with college campuses to engage GenZ audiences
  • Wedigo, a blockchain powered platform to track philanthropic contributions to universities and allow donors to see how they are utilized, providing transparency through a digita ledger
  • WD40 Productions, a commercial video production company that specializes in digital storytelling, especially for startups
  • Weather Optics, a disruptive weather and data analytics company
  • WeMedia Lab, a Syracuse University media group that engages international students through WeChat and Weibo to promote cultural exchanges
  • Youth Government Services, consulting local governments in formation, management and sustainability of youth government organizations
  • Zuluecho Initiative, a digital platform for ambitious creative discussion on topics related to creativity, entrepreneurship and empowerment

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