Come Watch ‘Cuse Tank

'Cuse Tank logoLove the heart-racing experience of watching entrepreneurs compete for funding on the hit TV show “Shark Tank?” Well on October 26th, you can see it in real life here at Syracuse University!

Come join us for ‘Cuse Tank 2018 and watch entrepreneurs across the campus community compete for funding in front of our very own panel of sharks.  Instead of Mr. Wonderful, our panel of judges is comprised of a hand-picked selection of distinguished parent entrepreneurs.

Cash awards will be determined by the judges will help students take ideas to the next stage (i.e., prototype or other business need).  This is the first ever business idea competition judged by parents who are innovators and entrepreneurial leaders. Pitches are open to the public.  Student pitches will take place in room 114, the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, in Bird Library between 9:30AM and 10:45 a.m., with awards announced at 11:15 a.m.

After ‘Cuse Tank, be sure to stick around Bird Library for the LaunchPad’s fourth official ‘Cuse Market, a pop-up market bazaar and demo alley where student entrepreneurs table throughout the first floor of the library to display and sell their products and innovations to the public. This will be a day to remember, so be sure to stop by.

Both are featured events as part of Family Weekend at Syracuse University.

For more questions or information regarding either of these events, please email

These events are coordinated by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars and Syracuse University Libraries in conjunction with the SU Parents Office.