Four Syracuse teams move on to national Blackstone LaunchPad IDEAS competition and a chance for $40,000 in prizes

Four Syracuse LaunchPad teams have moved on to the national round of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s IDEAS Competition, along with top winners from 50+ Blackstone LaunchPad campuses. Four national winners will each receive $10,000 for the best ideas across the network in the categories of social and climate impact, health and life sciences, consumer products services, and general.

Syracuse University winners who moved on to the national round each received $1,000 in the campus qualifying competition.  They are:

  • Claire Chevalier, Compostables Made Clean, Social and Climate Impact category
  • Katy Arons, Continual, Health and Life Sciences category
  • Jeremy Shinder, Jere Bear Films, Products and Services category
  • Fred Pollard, Rentry Solutions, General category

Student teams will submit slide decks in the national round, which will be reviewed by judges. The four national winners will be announced on December 6.