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Syracuse Blackstone LaunchPad alumni headline Black Tech Panel as part of the country’s largest Juneteenth Festival in Tulsa
June 15, 2022

Syracuse Blackstone LaunchPad alumni headline Black Tech Panel as part of the country’s largest Juneteenth Festival in Tulsa

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation is joining forces with the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University to host Tulsa Juneteenth Festival’s Black Tech Panel on Friday June 17. Powered by CLLCTVE, a
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Blackstone LaunchPad to host Arts Entrepreneurship Accelerator for creatives this summer
June 14, 2022

Blackstone LaunchPad to host Arts Entrepreneurship Accelerator for creatives this summer

Creative business coach Peter DePasquale ’12 (dual BFA in arts education and printmaking from Syracuse University), as well as an MFA (printmaking from The School of the Art Institute of
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Ben Ford ’23 named Summer Analyst at the Blackstone Charitable Foundation
May 27, 2022

Ben Ford ’23 named Summer Analyst at the Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Ben Ford ’23, founder of Fundwurx, a data science driven giving platform that uses state of the art machine learning technology to better connect a younger generation of donors with
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Syracuse student startup Secwins selected for prestigious Griffiss Institute first cohort of HUSTLE Defense Accelerator
May 24, 2022

Syracuse student startup Secwins selected for prestigious Griffiss Institute first cohort of HUSTLE Defense Accelerator

Griffiss Institute President & CEO Heather Hage has announced the first-ever cohort of the HUSTLE Defense Accelerator. The program is an elite and immersive 12-week training academy for seed-stage startups
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SparkCharge Raises $23 Million to Scale
May 24, 2022

SparkCharge Raises $23 Million to Scale

SparkCharge, the world’s first mobile EV charging network, announced today it is continuing its journey to scale the first mobile and intelligent EV charging network in the U.S. with a
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Justin Monaco ’21 G’22 selected for prestigious Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship
May 23, 2022

Justin Monaco ’21 G’22 selected for prestigious Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship

Justin Monaco ’21 (biology) and G ’21 (biotechnology) was selected for the prestigious Blackstone LaunchPad Fellowship, a 7-week immersive program designed to support student entrepreneurs across the 46-university network. Run
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Senior social + graduation cake party on May 13
May 3, 2022

Senior social + graduation cake party on May 13

It’s a cake party! Stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad with your family on Friday, May 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a “Senior Launch Party” celebrating Syracuse innovators
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The LaunchPad is open this summer!
May 3, 2022

The LaunchPad is open this summer!

Summer is headed our way and the LaunchPad will be open for business.  If you’re on campus, drop by Bird Library and feel free to work here.  If you’re working
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Catch up on summer innovation reading
May 3, 2022

Catch up on summer innovation reading

There is no better time to enjoy a good book than summer. Browse the e-versions of The LaunchPad’s collection of entrepreneurship and innovation books available via Syracuse University Libraries.  To
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Congratulations to Noah Mechnig-Giordano 22 G’23 on winning first place in the NYBPC and appearing twice in April on PBS
May 3, 2022

Congratulations to Noah Mechnig-Giordano 22 G’23 on winning first place in the NYBPC and appearing twice in April on PBS

The New York Business Plan (NYBPC) held its Grand Prize finals last week at Venture NY, the marquee early-stage event hosted at WCNY – PBS. Grand Prize winner was Photonect
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Erin Miller ’16 on creative inspiration and evolution
May 3, 2022

Erin Miller ’16 on creative inspiration and evolution

Erin Miller is a native of the Bay Area who graduated with a degree in advertising from the  S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications in 2016. As a member of
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Julia Haber ’18 is making a difference with her business Home From College
May 3, 2022

Julia Haber ’18 is making a difference with her business Home From College

In a world that’s ever-changing with new obstacles arising, Julia Haber has become a powerful and successful female founder. Julia graduated in 2018 with a major in advertising and media
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See our Startup Spotlights for more at launchpad.syr.edu/news/startup-spotlights.