Get ready for two competitions that can get you and your big idea on a global stage

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You’ve perfected your pitch at campus competitions this fall.  Now kick it up a notch.  We are pleased to partner with leading global entrepreneurship networks to offer Syracuse University student two opportunities to shine on the global stage and win major cash awards for your big idea.  Apply now for The Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards and a $50,000 LaunchPad Pitch Competition coming up in early 2021.  Applications are now open.

Apply now for The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against peers from around the world to qualify for the GSEA Finals. Syracuse University LaunchPad students have won significant GSEA cash prizes and advanced to the nationals. The regional competition will be held virtually on January 13, 2021.  Apply here and be sure to specify the U.S. – Western NY region. National finals will be in February 2021 at the Startup Grind Global Conference.

The $50,000 LaunchPad Pitch Competition in February 2021 will feature student startups from across the LaunchPad network competing for a chance at non-dilutive grant funding. The 2021 competition will be held virtually alongside the Startup Grind Global Conference. Up to 30 semifinalists will compete in the weeks leading up to the event for a chance at securing one of the 5 slots to pitch live in front of industry-leading judges and a global virtual audience. The winner will be announced on the Startup Grind mainstage.  Learn more here.  Want to give it a try?  E-mail for details because we will be nominating three Syracuse University teams.