The Blackstone LaunchPad is taking applications from innovators, makers and creators for ’Cuse Market – a “pop-up” shop and “demo alley” on Friday, October 26 from 2- 4 p.m. in the Learning Commons, first floor of Bird Library.
The event will be a featured part of festive Family Weekend, offering students the opportunity to show and sell their work to an even larger audience. “Orange families” from around the country and around the globe will be coming for the weekend, and this event will be a fun showcase for student innovators.
Each semester the LaunchPad invites faculty, staff, students and alumni to display their creative work, whether it is a product, service or technology. Part demo alley and part market bazaar, it is an opportunity to browse ideas being invented at Syracuse University – from health and wellness products to artisan goods, packaged foods, fashion and apparel, jewelry, furniture, 3D printed items, industrial designs and gadgets.
’Cuse Market also welcomes creative entrepreneurs. Are you a musician, photographer, artist, filmmaker, graphic designer, sound or lighting engineer? Are you a web developer, creator of a new mobile app, software platform or unique online product or service? This is your chance to shine the spotlight on what you’re creating.
Set up a laptop to demo your technology or service, bring prototypes of products you are developing, or a display of actual wares. Be sure to bring along your marketing materials, including business cards, brochures, poster displays, signage, or other visuals that will help capture attention.
This is also an opportunity to test your product and get customer feedback, as well as launch ideas. The event will also feature campus and community resource providers and Maker Spaces to help connect with the local maker movement.
The entire campus community is invited to meet Syracuse innovators who are showcasing their ideas, as well as new products, services and technologies. Bird Library is the busiest building on campus, with more than 8,000 visitors a day.
This is always a popular annual event, so reserve your free display table early on-line at: https://bit.ly/2OUsxFz
Questions? E-mail LaunchPad@syr.edu