David Fox ’19 is joining the Blackstone LaunchPad this fall as a Global Media Fellow. A junior in the iSchool, majoring in Information Management and Technology, David is also pursuing a minor in the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises program in Whitman.
He began working with the Blackstone LaunchPad as an intern in Spring ’17, developing and producing the popular Startup Thinking weekly newsletter that aggregates short posts about people, programs and projects engaged in entrepreneurship across campus and the local community.
In this new role as a Global Media Fellow, David will continue to produce the weekly newsletter, and will take on additional projects. He will develop content and multimedia tools that profile faculty, staff, student and alumni entrepreneurs, as well as communications strategies to introduce the Blackstone LaunchPad to faculty, staff and students around campus.
David’s signature project this semester will be to create a video marketing campaign for the Blackstone LaunchPad’s new technology platform, Ideator which is a startup management tool created by the Blackstone Entrepreneurship Initiative (a project of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation), working with Ideator, a software company based in San Francisco. It features easy-to-use tools for team building, access to collections of on-line resources and ways to connect with mentors and investors, as well as a roadmap for managing a venture from ideation to commercialization.
David will also help produce a professional quality video that will feature how the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library puts innovation and entrepreneurship at the center of academic life, connecting the Syracuse University community with a global network that provides support for aspiring entrepreneurs across all stages of growth. It will showcase how the LaunchPad is an important service center in Syracuse University Libraries, supporting a commitment to research, discovery, and innovation.
David brings a keen interest in entrepreneurship, as well as engagement in the entrepreneurship community at Syracuse University. He regularly assists entrepreneurs with both business and media requests, helps provided peer-to-peer mentoring, and has produced media tools for student startups that have helped them achieve their crowdfunding goals.
He is focusing his IT major on project management, which provides an important framework for his work as a Blackstone Global Media Fellow. He has a wide knowledge of the technology industry, and has specific interest in emerging technologies such as augmented reality and cloud computing.