Trying to come up with an idea for a class project or working on one for your startup? Join us in the LaunchPad at Bird Library on Friday, September 17 at 3 p.m. for a fun workshop with award-winning author Sam Sanders. The Syracuse alumnus, entrepreneur, and author of the award-winning book Your Next Big Idea, is making us a stop on his national tour to host an idea jam session with Syracuse students. Meet him, have fun over pizza, and learn from a successful entrepreneur who is skilled in creativity, problem-solving, and turning ideas into action.
Sam’s visit is part of our new weekly series, Startup Socials, laid-back gatherings for innovators and creatives to meet and mingle with amazing entrepreneurs. We welcome all Syracuse students and faculty to join us for the socials each Friday in the LaunchPad.
After graduating from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management summa cum laude in 2016, Sanders worked in business leadership roles for a Fortune 500 company and an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company. In addition to this, Sanders started successful companies using his free time to build a software application that helps large corporations quickly gather individual feedback from their consumer base.
Motivated to share his secrets for successful business ideating, Sanders embarked on authorship of his book Your Next Big Idea, which offers a workbook guide to help readers generate effective ideas to creatively solve problems. The book is divided into six sections, which outline the steps from noticing problems to creating the solutions, testing their feasibility, and effectively implementing them.
Sanders will lead us in some fun exercises to help jumpstart idea formation.
Can’t join us in person, but want to participate virtually? Here’s a Zoom link to get in on the conversation.
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