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This week’s Startup Social with Karina Campos takes a look at the future of human centered design and AI
September 26, 2021News

This week’s Startup Social with Karina Campos takes a look at the future of human centered design and AI

Join us for this week’s for a Startup Social in the LaunchPad on Friday, October 1 at 3 p.m. with Karina Campos, Advisory Design Lead, IBM Z AI. The event, with pizza,
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Last call for ‘Cuse Tank — applications close October 1
September 26, 2021News

Last call for ‘Cuse Tank — applications close October 1

October 1 is the deadline for applications to ‘Cuse Tank, a $20,000 business idea competition open to all Syracuse University students as part of Family Weekend. Hosted by the LaunchPad,
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LaunchPad expands its book collection this fall
September 23, 2021News

LaunchPad expands its book collection this fall

The LaunchPad is pleased to be expanding its curated collection of many entrepreneurship and innovation related books available via Syracuse University Libraries. Print copies of the books can be found
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Join Michael Gursha ’10 for LaunchPad Entrepreneur in Residence Office Hour on October 5
September 22, 2021News

Join Michael Gursha ’10 for LaunchPad Entrepreneur in Residence Office Hour on October 5

Join Michael Gursha ’10, alumni entrepreneur in residence, for an in-person office hour in the LaunchPad on Otober 5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Gursha is chairman and CEO of Rookie
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Meet this year’s Hunter Brooks Watson Scholar, Jack Ramza ’22
September 21, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Meet this year’s Hunter Brooks Watson Scholar, Jack Ramza ’22

Jack Ramza – a senior studying accounting and advertising in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications – has been selected as the
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Sam Hollander ’21 named Program Manager at the Syracuse Blackstone LaunchPad
September 20, 2021News

Sam Hollander ’21 named Program Manager at the Syracuse Blackstone LaunchPad

Sam Hollander has been named the new Program Manager at the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University.  He will be working with LaunchPad executive director Linda Dickerson-Hartsock to expand programming and
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Apply for ‘Cuse Tank
September 20, 2021News

Apply for ‘Cuse Tank

Excitement is building for ‘Cuse Tank, a $20,000 student startup competition hosted by the LaunchPad during Family Weekend on Friday afternoon, October 8.  A distinguished panel of visiting judges who are
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Justin Monaco ’21 and G’22 brings invention to dental health
September 20, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Justin Monaco ’21 and G’22 brings invention to dental health

Dentistry isn’t usually thought of as an entrepreneurial venture. Many fail to recognize the drive, recognition, communication, and service required to build your own private dental practice from the ground
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Madison Worden ’21 is making the world more inclusive, one design at a time
September 20, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Madison Worden ’21 is making the world more inclusive, one design at a time

Madison Worden ‘21 grew up on a farm in Binghamton and was in and out of the hospital a lot during her childhood. She found solace in making art. The
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Come to a pop-up with Kelsey Davis this Tuesday at the LaunchPad
September 20, 2021News

Come to a pop-up with Kelsey Davis this Tuesday at the LaunchPad

We’re thrilled that Kelsey Davis is visiting from Los Angeles and hosting a casual Coffee & Tea Pop-Up in the LaunchPad on Tuesday, September 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2
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Learn how to drive growth from Carter Holland on October 22 at a LaunchPad Startup Social
September 20, 2021News

Learn how to drive growth from Carter Holland on October 22 at a LaunchPad Startup Social

Join us for a Startup Social on Friday, October 22 at 3 p.m. in the LaunchPad with a multi-talented serial entrepreneur, Carter Holland. The informal gathering over pizza will be
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How to raise a billion dollars?  Ask Burt Podbere on October 8 at the LaunchPad.
September 20, 2021News

How to raise a billion dollars? Ask Burt Podbere on October 8 at the LaunchPad.

Want to learn about financing — from scrappy startup, to more than a billion in equity and debt financing, to an IPO? The LaunchPad is thrilled to host an expert
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See our Startup Spotlights for more at launchpad.syr.edu/news/startup-spotlights.