Blackstone LaunchPad interns bring skills to support student entrepreneurship

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Two Syracuse University students are joining the Blackstone Launchpad team as interns this semester. David Fox ‘20 and Emily Dang ‘17 will use their skills in information management, event planning, social media and communications to support student entrepreneurship.

David, from New Jersey, is serving as the LaunchPad’s Social and Emerging Media Intern. He will help develop an influencer network that supports LaunchPad engagement and outreach strategies. He will also create content for online sharing such as blog posts, infographics and the popular weekly “Startup Thinking” LaunchPad e-newsletter. All of this content will help the LaunchPad communicate to the student body about special events, business plan competitions and workshops. As an entrepreneur himself, Fox spends a lot of time thinking about ideas for new businesses and ways to improve existing ones. As he continues his Syracuse career, he plans to immerse himself deeper into campus organizations and use his entrepreneurial spirit to innovate and work alongside his fellow Orange community.

Fox is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Technology at the School of Information Studies.

Emily, from Massachusetts, is serving as the LaunchPad’s Communication and Special Events Management Intern. She will help develop a pipeline of students interested in entrepreneurship across campus and be actively involved in designing and supporting LaunchPad engagement and outreach strategies. She will also participate in a targeted communications campaign to support audience engagement with LaunchPad sponsored events. Emily was the Campus Director for the first Hult Prize competition at Syracuse University last semester. With the help of her team, the inaugural Hult Prize competition had over 10 teams compete and is sending two teams to the regional finals in San Francisco and Boston. The Hult Prize is a crowdsourced platform for social good, named one of the top five ideas changing the world by Time Magazine, aimed at launching disruptive and catalytic social ventures to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges.

Dang is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Technology at the School of Information Studies and International Relations at the College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in Chinese Studies.

To connect with any of the LaunchPad Interns, e-mail