Announcing campus winners of the Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition

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Prize winner Katy Arons with event organizer Andrew Kim and competition emcee Selim Dangoor

The LaunchPad is pleased to announce to winners of its Ideas Competition, held recently in Whitman’s Grand Flaum Hall. The competition was open to all Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF students interested in entrepreneurship or problem-solving.

Four winners were selected, one each in the categories of social and climate impact, health and life sciences, consumer products services, and general, to receive a $1,000 cash prize. The winners will then have the opportunity to progress to a subsequent national round of the competition for a chance to win $10,000.

Syracuse University winners were:

  • Claire Chevalier,, Compostables Made Clean, Social and Climate Impact category
  • Katy Arons,, Continual, Health and Life Sciences category
  • Jeremy Shinder,, Jere Bear Films, Products and Services category
  • Fred Pollard,, Rentry Solutions, General category