New York Business Plan Competition

Compete CNY and New York Business Plan Competition:  Contestants in the RvD iPrize are automatically entered into this regional qualifier for the New York Business Competition.  The qualifier runs concurrently with the RvD iPrize. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students at New York State Universities.  Check for details on this year’s competition here. (top winners of…

Midsummer Mentor Madness & Startup Showcase

You're invited to a midsummer's evening of showcasing the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University Libraries' investment-ready startup teams. The evening begins with 4-minute pitches from 12 teams that have been working on their companies with the LaunchPad. Each team will have an opportunity to receive feedback from our panel of prominent mentors and business professionals.…

CBT Showcase

Blackstone LaunchPad, first floor, Bird Library 222 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

Keynote remarks by Syracuse University alumna Dayanna Torres, Director, Blackstone Charitable Foundation Panel and pitches by diverse student founders Dayanna holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications and rhetorical studies, a bachelor of science degree in management and technology, a master of science in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Relations…

Innovation Law Center Office Hours

Blackstone LaunchPad, first floor, Bird Library 222 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) is partnering again with the LaunchPad to host office hours for innovators and inventors interested in commercializing their ideas. Need help with how to protect ideas or creative works by understanding the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights,…

LaunchPad reunion reception for Class of 2020

Class of 2020 graduates, you're invited to a reception to celebrate your graduation from the LaunchPad. Since we were not able to appropriately celebrate your success in 2020, we'd like to take time on this graduation weekend to recognize your achievements with the LaunchPad throughout your undergrad. More information to be provided in the coming…

Innovation Law Center Office Hours

ILC Zoom

The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) is partnering again with the LaunchPad to host office hours for innovators and inventors interested in commercializing their ideas. Need help with how to protect ideas or creative works by understanding the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights,…

Startup Social: Jeff Fuchsberg, VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CenterState CEO

Blackstone LaunchPad, first floor, Bird Library 222 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

Join us Friday, September 24 at 3 p.m. for our next Startup Social in the LaunchPad with Jeff Fuchsberg L’10 , Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at CenterState CEO, the regional engine for business leadership and economic development.  The in-person conversation over pizza will include info on The Tech Garden incubator in Downtown Syracuse,…

Startup Social: Karina Campos, Advisory Design Lead at IBM Z AI

Blackstone LaunchPad, first floor, Bird Library 222 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

Want to learn more about user-driven design research and how AI is shaping product innovation? Join us for a Startup Social in the LaunchPad on Friday, October 1 at 3 p.m. with Karina Campos, Advisory Design Lead, IBM Z AI. Karina joined IBM in January 2018. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Industrial and…

Innovation Law Center Office Hours

ILC Zoom

The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) is partnering again with the LaunchPad to host office hours for innovators and inventors interested in commercializing their ideas. Need help with how to protect ideas or creative works by understanding the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights,…

Startup Social: Burt Podbere, CFO at CrowdStrike

Blackstone LaunchPad, first floor, Bird Library 222 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

Want to learn about financing — from scrappy startup, to more than a billion in equity and debt financing, to an IPO? The LaunchPad is thrilled to host an expert on navigating the capital continuum on Friday, October 8 at noon. Join us for an informal pizza lunch in the LaunchPad with Burt Podbere, Chief…

2021 ‘Cuse Tank Business Competition

Blackstone LaunchPad, first floor, Bird Library 222 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University is pleased to present ‘Cuse Tank as a featured event during Family Weekend. Join us Friday afternoon, October 8! What: Cuse Tank student startup prize competition sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University Libraries as part of Family Weekend. The event features top student ventures pitching to parent…

Startup Social: Marcus Cook, Digital Strategist, Co-Founder at The Success Bug

Blackstone LaunchPad, first floor, Bird Library 222 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

The well-planned life is not always the successful life. Though we try to order our college lives into perfection with our four-year academic schedules, stable jobs, and long-term career visions, the truth is that life and its chaos will often find a way to upset our best-laid plans. An important value in achieving success is…