LaunchPad team to launch podcast this semester

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The Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars is launching a podcast series this semester called The Commute to Class.

The podcast, which resulted from months of brainstorming amongst the team of LaunchPad Global Fellows, is being headed by Patrick Linehan, a senior newspaper and online journalism major.

The Commute to Class will be targeted towards entrepreneurial-minded college students needing a burst of inspiration or motivation in their daily commute to class. Produced in short, 12-to-15-minute episodes, the podcast is perfect for those needing an extra jump start to their day. Each episode will feature an alum of Syracuse University who went on to start a successful venture. They will talk about what motivates them, and how they find ways to keep creating in hard times and in the face of failure.

The creation of this podcast has truly been a team effort. Global Fellow Sloane Sexton, ’21, designed the logo and word mark for the podcast. Nick Barba, ’20, the project management consultant, helped schedule interviews for the episodes. Connor Johnson, ’22, created the theme music for the intro and outro. Linda Hartsock, executive director of the LaunchPad, helped curate the list of guests for this semester.

Nine total episodes will be published for this season of The Commute to Class, including an introduction episode. Be sure to catch the first episodes which will be published toward the end of February.

Story by Patrick Linehan ‘21, LaunchPad Global Fellow; graphic by Sloane Sexton, Launchpad Global Fellow (@sloanesextondesign).