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Opportunity board:  Chloe Capital offering Fellowships for college students
September 30, 2020News

Opportunity board: Chloe Capital offering Fellowships for college students

Chloe Capital is a movement-driven venture capital firm that invests in women-led companies. In partnership with universities, foundations, and corporate leaders we travel around the country creating opportunities for women
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Introducing the LaunchPad Creative Spotlight Film Series
September 29, 2020News

Introducing the LaunchPad Creative Spotlight Film Series

We are pleased to introduce a new feature in this issue — the LaunchPad Creative Spotlight Film Series.  The first short film in the series, filmed and produced by Zain
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Sam Hollander is solving a $1.76 trillion problem with an innovative solution to student debt
September 29, 2020Startup Spotlights

Sam Hollander is solving a $1.76 trillion problem with an innovative solution to student debt

The typical college student will take out about 29,000 dollars in student devt and spend 21 years paying it off.  Nearly 43 million students each year will sign up to
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Connor Johnson ’22 on the convergence of creativity
September 29, 2020Startup Spotlights

Connor Johnson ’22 on the convergence of creativity

Connor Johnson ‘22 is an actor, a music creator, and a filmmaker. He began pursuing his passion for filmmaking when he was ten years old in his hometown of Bethesda,
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LaunchPad teams win European MPD Partners Global Venture Challenge
September 29, 2020News

LaunchPad teams win European MPD Partners Global Venture Challenge

Five of Syracuse University’s “investable ventures” participated in the LaunchPad’s first ever pitch competition to European executives and investors.  MPD Partners, an investment and private equity firm based in Italy
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Fardin Nasir ’23 wins IdeaX, the LaunchPad’s “rocket lab” competition to jumpstart new ideas
September 29, 2020News

Fardin Nasir ’23 wins IdeaX, the LaunchPad’s “rocket lab” competition to jumpstart new ideas

Fardin Nasir, a student in the Whitman School of Management, won the $500 grand prize in the inaugural IdeaX competition sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at Syracuse University. 
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Join Adam Sternbach ’09 for an October 2 Fireside Chat on how to incorporate and fund your idea
September 28, 2020News

Join Adam Sternbach ’09 for an October 2 Fireside Chat on how to incorporate and fund your idea

Adam Sternbach ’09 of McCarter & English, LLP, a NYC metro based “powerhouse” law firm, will be the featured speaker at the LaunchPad & Techstars Fireside Chat on Friday, October
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Join Techstars fund controller George Dawson ’08 for a Fireside Chat on November 6
September 28, 2020News

Join Techstars fund controller George Dawson ’08 for a Fireside Chat on November 6

The Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at Syracuse will host George Dawson ’08, Techstars Fund Controller, for a “Fireside Chat” on Friday, November 6 at 3 p.m. at http://bit.ly/launchpad-fall-fireside-chat  Dawson will join
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LaunchPad Toolkit Workshop on how to monetize yourself in a pandemic, October 1.
September 28, 2020News

LaunchPad Toolkit Workshop on how to monetize yourself in a pandemic, October 1.

Join Geena Matuson, a serial founder and CMO with a focus on marketing and sales psychology, community development and messaging, and systems design, for a workshop, Thursday, October 1 at
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This week is the deadline to apply for fall competitions and a chance for up to $65,000 for your big idea
September 28, 2020News

This week is the deadline to apply for fall competitions and a chance for up to $65,000 for your big idea

This is the week to apply for more than $65,000 in prize funding offered through campus idea competitions this fall. Apply here for three competitions sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars
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Dr. Louise Manfredi receives prestigious industry award for innovation in design education
September 28, 2020News

Dr. Louise Manfredi receives prestigious industry award for innovation in design education

Congratulations to Dr. Louise Manfredi, assistant professor of industrial and interaction design in the VPA School of Design who received the 2020 Young Educator Award from the Industrial Designers Society
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Professor Don Carr joins the LaunchPad as a Faculty Entrepreneur in Residence
September 28, 2020News

Professor Don Carr joins the LaunchPad as a Faculty Entrepreneur in Residence

The LaunchPad is pleased to announce that Professor Don Carr will be joining us as our inaugural Faculty Entrepreneur in Residence this fall.  Professor Carr, is an internationally known designer
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