Apply for ‘Cuse Tank

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Excitement is building for ‘Cuse Tank, a $20,000 student startup competition hosted by the LaunchPad during Family Weekend on Friday afternoon, October 8.  A distinguished panel of visiting judges who are top investors and entrepreneurs will award cash prizes to best ideas by student startups.  Have you applied?  Use our simple online application, now open through October 1.

The competition will be held in Bird Library on Friday, October 8, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  ‘Cuse Tank is a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition open to all SU students across all academic majors who are creating innovative new products, services and technologies in exciting industry sectors. Prize funding helps take the most promising ideas through next steps from concept to commercialization. How successful is ‘Cuse Tank? In the past five years, Syracuse University LaunchPad students have gone on to raise almost $55 million in competition follow-up funding to start and scale their business ventures. In fact, a 2017 LaunchPad alum scored a $1 million deal from the Sharks this past season. Others have gone on to become leading innovators at companies like Virgin Galactic and more.

The LaunchPad team can help get you ready to compete.  Sign up for mentoring and pitch practices by e-mailing us: