Come to ‘Cuse Market in Bird Library on April 20

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Come to ‘Cuse Market, Friday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Learning Commons, first floor of Bird Library to see and meet some of Syracuse University’s best innovators.

Each semester the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University 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, and the latest technology apps, ’Cuse Market is a chance to see some of the top innovations and innovations on the Syracuse campus.  It is an opportunity to meet makers, artists, engineers and inventors, technologists, and creatives.

This year’s event features several new twists:  A Wellness Popup, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the LaunchPad will feature yoga and relaxation.  The first ever ‘Cuse Film Showcase, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the LaunchPad, will feature the best short films and animations by SU students.  The ‘Cuse Film Showcase is being organized and curated by Justina Hnatowicz ’19, a Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow who is a Newhouse major and also pursuing a minor in computer art and animation.

A 2:30 p.m festive launch party for Necessity Apparel, a startup by another Blackstone LauchPad Global Media Fellow, will also be a featured event.

The Blackstone LaunchPad is still looking for creative entrepreneurs and innovators to table at the event.  If you are a member of the Syracuse University or SUNY ESF community and are  working on something cool, reserve a spot to bring your laptop, product demos and some marketing materials, and get noticed.  This is also an opportunity to test a product and get customer feedback.

The event will also feature campus and community resource providers and Maker Spaces to help connect with the local maker movement.

The event is presented by the Blackstone LaunchPad, which is part of Syracuse University Libraries. The community is invited to meet campus creators and innovators who are showcasing their new products, services and technologies in Bird Library, 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 now to get discovered.  If interested, please e-mail: