Congratulations to Syracuse University alumni Josh Aviv ’15 G’17 and Kelsey Davis ’19 G’20 on recent accolades from Business Insider and Fortune. Both launched ventures as Syracuse students and worked out of the Blackstone LaunchPad before graduating into the Techstars program. Aviv was selected for the Techstars Boston cohort and Davis was selected for the Techstars Los Angeles cohort. They have both since gone on to raise significant external investment and accelerate their companies. Aviv is a national leader in the clean energy sector and Davis has made a name for herself as a brand and content creator. Business Insider named Aviv as a “top business influencer” and Fortune selected Davis as an “up-and-coming GenZ” founcer to watch. Both continue to “pay it forward” mentoring Syracuse student startups as Entrepreneurs in Residence at the LaunchPad.