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Add a little innovation to your summer
June 15, 2021News

Add a little innovation to your summer

It’s summer and the LaunchPad is open for business.  We’re hoping you find time to catch some fun and play around with innovation. If you’re on campus, drop in and
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Surviving and thriving in the virtual world, thanks to our incredible LaunchPad team
June 15, 2021News

Surviving and thriving in the virtual world, thanks to our incredible LaunchPad team

The 2020 – 2021 academic year was like no other.  It was a creative challenge to keep our amazing community connected and engaged through the pandemic, operating virtually through much
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ModoSuite hosts a fireside chat on June 17
June 15, 2021News

ModoSuite hosts a fireside chat on June 17

LaunchPad startup company ModoSuite is hosting a series of fireside chats this summer hosted by its co-founder and CEO Jackson Ensley ’22.  The first kicks off Thursday, June 17, from
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The LaunchPad welcomes 29 Class of 2021 graduates to the Founders Circle
June 15, 2021News

The LaunchPad welcomes 29 Class of 2021 graduates to the Founders Circle

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars has inducted 29 new graduate and undergraduate members of the Syracuse University Class of 2021 to its Founders Circle.  The annual distinction honors students
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Selim Dangoor ’23 and Sandhya Iyer ’20 selected for prestigious Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowships
June 15, 2021News

Selim Dangoor ’23 and Sandhya Iyer ’20 selected for prestigious Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowships

Syracuse University student startups Selim Dangoor ‘23, founder of MUNCH Jerky, and Sandhya Iyer ’20, CEO of Geek Girl Careers, have been selected for the Summer 2021 cohort of the
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Apply by July 6 to the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival
June 9, 2021News

Apply by July 6 to the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival

Syracuse University students are invited to apply by July 6 to the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival. The ACC is again showcasing the creativity and innovation happening across Atlantic Coast
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Fabio Xie ’23 launches C!ub App
June 4, 2021News

Fabio Xie ’23 launches C!ub App

For those who chase innovation, many long to be world changers, earth shakers – those who solve insurmountable global issues.  While this is admirable, the reality is that sometimes the
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Ben Ford ’23 is changing philanthropy for good
June 2, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Ben Ford ’23 is changing philanthropy for good

Many first forays into the frustrating ordeal of fundraising, perhaps for some school project or trip, involve asking scores of people with little success, only to fall back on the
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Jon Templeton ‘23 launches his first application, Skosh!, on the App Store
May 20, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Jon Templeton ‘23 launches his first application, Skosh!, on the App Store

Python, MATLAB and Swift — For people who are not coding enthusiasts, all these programming languages may sound like something that will never be their cup of tea. For Jon
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Insights:  Automating Business Operations
May 19, 2021Insights

Insights: Automating Business Operations

Gone are the days of a business ledger. Gone are the days of solely managing a business with a series of notebooks, receipts, accounts, and files. In today’s digital world,
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Insights:  How mentors can help your entrepreneurial journey
May 18, 2021Insights, News

Insights: How mentors can help your entrepreneurial journey

Imagine learning calculus without a professor or Tae Kwon Do without an instructor. It’s doable, perhaps, but you’ll learn more slowly, experience a more mistakes along the way, and miss
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Student startups win Panasci Business Plan Competition
May 15, 2021News

Student startups win Panasci Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Syracuse University student startups who captured $35,000 in prize funding in the annual The Panasci Business Plan Competition hosted by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE)
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See our Startup Spotlights for more at launchpad.syr.edu/news/startup-spotlights.