The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University is thrilled to join Future Founders in announcing that Nick Barba ’20, will join the Chicago-based national organization as Program Manager, Startup. Reporting to the Senior Director of Startups and working in close partnership with the President & CEO of Future Founders, he will be responsible for supporting Future Founders Fellowship and alumni programming for diverse 18 to 30-year-old founders from across the country. A 2020 graduate of Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, Nick was previously the university’s program manager for its Blackstone LaunchPad, an initiative run by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation that makes entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills accessible for all college students to help them build thriving companies and careers.
Linda Dickerson Hartsock, Executive Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad Program at Syracuse University, said, “I have had the pleasure of working closely with Nick for more than three years, both as an adjunct faculty member in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and through the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University, where he also served with distinction as a Blackstone LaunchPad Global Fellow. In short, Nick is one of the most outstanding students I have ever met in my more than 30-year career as a faculty member and university administrator. The impact he has had here is profound.”
In making the announcement, Future Founders added that it “is excited to welcome such a talented and promising young individual to join our staff of entrepreneurs as we work to build the nation’s largest inclusive community of intentional young founders.”
The LaunchPad network partners with Future Founders, a national nonprofit organization immersing young founders in experiences that inspire and empower them on their entrepreneurial journey. The organization’s multiple accelerator programs are offered free of charge, and focus on pairing a strong peer community of like-minded founders with intensive coaching from seasoned entrepreneurs. Future Founders is a non profit organization that helps 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneurs create and scale ventures across all industries. The organization’s multiple accelerator programs are offered free of charge, and focus on pairing a strong peer community of like-minded founders with intensive coaching from seasoned entrepreneurs. Over the last four years alone, Future Founders has helped hundreds of companies collectively generate over $33 million in revenue, raise $36 million in capital, and create 543 jobs.
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