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Todd B. Rubin ’04 (Architecture) supports innovation, diversity, and inclusion through gift to LaunchPad
July 2, 2020News

Todd B. Rubin ’04 (Architecture) supports innovation, diversity, and inclusion through gift to LaunchPad

Todd B. Rubin ’04 (School of Architecture), Minister of Evolution and President of The Republic of Tea, has made an impactful gift to Syracuse University to support innovation, diversity, and
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Join one of the world’s top designers, Gianfranco Zaccai ’70  H’09, on July 1 for a chat on innovation and social impact
June 28, 2020News

Join one of the world’s top designers, Gianfranco Zaccai ’70 H’09, on July 1 for a chat on innovation and social impact

Join us this week for an incredible opportunity to meet Gianfranco Zaccai, arguably among the top design innovators in the world, who will be joining us from Italy on Wednesday, July 1 at
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Josh Aviv ’15 G’17 gives a Fireside Chat on June 25:  Lead The Charge
June 22, 2020News

Josh Aviv ’15 G’17 gives a Fireside Chat on June 25: Lead The Charge

LaunchPad alumnus Josh Aviv ’15, G’17, founder and CEO of SparkCharge, will give a Techstars Fireside Chat open to LaunchPad innovators and entrepreneurs Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. via
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Join Derek Wallace ’00, CEO of Kalamata’s Kitchen, June 24 at 3 p.m.
June 16, 2020News

Join Derek Wallace ’00, CEO of Kalamata’s Kitchen, June 24 at 3 p.m.

The LaunchPad is pleased to welcome Derek Wallace ’00 for a chat on Wednesday, June 24 at 3 p.m. as part of our popular Tea Talk series in partnership with
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Veteran, student entrepreneur and now frontline healthcare worker Brian Kam ’16 has a mission to serve
June 11, 2020News

Veteran, student entrepreneur and now frontline healthcare worker Brian Kam ’16 has a mission to serve

After spending time aiding disaster relief efforts in Nepal, alumnus Brian Kam is acquiring a new skill set. Brian Kam’s experiences in Nepal during his senior year made him realize
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Smarta and FSCL selected for summer fellowship program
June 10, 2020News

Smarta and FSCL selected for summer fellowship program

Syracuse University startups, Smarta, co-founded by David Fox ’19 (iSchool) and Nicholas Barba ’20 (Whitman)  and FSCL, co-founded by Sam Hollander ’22 (Whitman and Newhouse dual major) are among 50
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22 students and alumni selected for the LaunchPad’s first SummerStart accelerator
June 9, 2020News

22 students and alumni selected for the LaunchPad’s first SummerStart accelerator

Twenty-two students and alumni have been selected for SummerStart, the first ever summer accelerator program at the LaunchPad.  The virtual program launches June 15 and culminates in an Innovation Showcase
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Gokul Beeda ’21 is creating the future through design
June 8, 2020Startup Spotlights

Gokul Beeda ’21 is creating the future through design

Picture this: You wake up in the morning and shades that were previously drawn, are now open to let in the warm sunlight. Your coffee is ready for you as
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Applications open for The Rubin Family Innovation Mentors thanks to a gift from The Rubin Family Foundation
June 4, 2020News

Applications open for The Rubin Family Innovation Mentors thanks to a gift from The Rubin Family Foundation

The LaunchPad at SU Libraries is now accepting applications and nominations for the second class of The Rubin Family Innovation Mentors for the 2020-21 academic year. The program is funded
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The LaunchPad is hiring students for the coming academic year
June 4, 2020News

The LaunchPad is hiring students for the coming academic year

What’s the best place to work on campus? Anyone who has worked at the LaunchPad will tell you it is here, as part of our team at SU Libraries. We’re
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Oladeji Awe ’20 combines design innovation and entrepreneurship
June 3, 2020Startup Spotlights

Oladeji Awe ’20 combines design innovation and entrepreneurship

One of several lifestyle changes quarantine has brought for many of us is being less active and sitting for long periods of time. Our workday may be spent sitting in
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Applications still open for our first ever virtual summer accelerator
June 3, 2020News

Applications still open for our first ever virtual summer accelerator

We are still accepting applications to our first ever free virtual Summer Startup accelerator. You don’t need a venture participate. Even if you are just interested in exploring ideas, we
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See our Startup Spotlights for more at launchpad.syr.edu/news/startup-spotlights.