Dean David Seaman hands a prize check to Selim Dangoor, founder of MUNCH Jerky, at ’Cuse Tank 2021.
The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University is pleased to present ‘Cuse Tank as a featured event during Family Weekend. Join us Friday, November 3 at 12:00 p.m.
What: Cuse Tank student startup prize competition sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University Libraries as part of Family Weekend. The event features top student ventures pitching to parent judges who are innovators and entrepreneurs. An impressive prize package from parent donors will be awarded to the winners.
Where: Peter Graham (Room 114) at Bird Library, with pitches occurring in various rooms. Judges will be in person.
When: Friday, November 3, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Who: The competition is open to all SU students across all academic majors who are creating innovative new products, services and technologies in exciting industry sectors. Apply here before Friday, October 27 at 11:59 p.m.
Event description: ‘Cuse Tank is a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition open to all SU students across all academic majors who are creating innovative new products, services and technologies in exciting industry sectors. Prize funding helps take the most promising ideas through next steps from concept to commercialization. How successful is ‘Cuse Tank? In the past five years, Syracuse University LaunchPad students have gone on to raise $50 million in competition follow-up funding to start and scale their business ventures. In fact, a 2017 LaunchPad alum scored a $1 million deal from the Sharks this past season. Others have gone on to become leading innovators at companies like Virgin Galactic and more. Catch a rising rock star at this year’s ‘Cuse Tank!
It is being organized by LaunchPad Innovation Mentor, Sai Bolla G’24, School of Information Studies, Information Systems.
About Family Weekend 2021: Family Weekend will be held Nov. 3-5 and registration information will be shared this summer on the Parent and Family Services website. Loved ones are encouraged to participate in a host of programs that showcase daily life for Syracuse University students.
Are you a parent who would love to mentor or be judge? We’d love to hear from you. Here’s a simple way to let us know: e-mail us at: LaunchPad@syr.edu