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LaunchPad alumni:  stop by for Orange Central reunion lunch on September 30
September 30, 2022

LaunchPad alumni: stop by for Orange Central reunion lunch on September 30

Are you a LaunchPad alum? Visiting campus for Orange Central? Join us for an informal pizza reunion drop in luncheon on Friday, September 30 at noon in the LaunchPad at
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Patrick Prioletti offers weekly”Tech Jedi” office hours in the LaunchPad
September 26, 2022

Patrick Prioletti offers weekly”Tech Jedi” office hours in the LaunchPad

The LaunchPad is pleased to welcome Patrick Prioletti back this year as an Alumni Entrepreneur in Residence, offering weekly tech office hours each Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the LaunchPad
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Vanessa Lora G ’23 on embracing her Hispanic heritage, identity and creative artistry
September 26, 2022

Vanessa Lora G ’23 on embracing her Hispanic heritage, identity and creative artistry

When musician, videographer, recorder, and producer Vannessa Lora is asked who she is, she answers simply: “I’m just an artist.” From her roots in the Bronx to her graduate music
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The future of protein supplementation: Tyrin Fernandes ‘20 and Fauna
September 26, 2022

The future of protein supplementation: Tyrin Fernandes ‘20 and Fauna

“Do you want to try some pita?” Those were among the first words Tyrin said to me when I first met him in the LaunchPad last week. In his hands,
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Turn research into innovation with NEXIS
September 26, 2022

Turn research into innovation with NEXIS

NEXIS is a student-led technology research lab in the Syracuse University School of Information Studies focusing on Emerging Technologies. NEXIS accelerates learning and provokes innovation by enabling both graduate and
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Syracuse University innovation and business programs gains in U.S. News and Bloomberg Businessweek rankings
September 26, 2022

Syracuse University innovation and business programs gains in U.S. News and Bloomberg Businessweek rankings

Syracuse University’s innovation, entrepreneurship and business rankings saw double digit gains in the most recent U.S. News and Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings.  Syracuse was named a Top 30 College for Innovation,
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Syracuse Innovation Law Center launches certificate program in technology law and entrepreneurship in partnership with Whitman
September 26, 2022

Syracuse Innovation Law Center launches certificate program in technology law and entrepreneurship in partnership with Whitman

The Innovation Law Center is is partnering with the Martin J. Whitman School of Management to offer a new Certificate of Advanced Study (CASTLE) in Technology Law & Entrepreneurship to
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Zach Goldstein ’22 G’24 named LaunchPad Innovator in Residence
September 26, 2022

Zach Goldstein ’22 G’24 named LaunchPad Innovator in Residence

Zach Goldstein has been named the LaunchPad’s 2022 – 2023 Innovator in Residence.  The role is for dynamic young entrepreneurs to work in residency at Syracuse University while building their
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Indaria Jones ’14 named LaunchPad Program Manager
September 26, 2022

Indaria Jones ’14 named LaunchPad Program Manager

Indaria Jones (https://www.linkedin.com/in/indariajones/), is a seasoned Syracuse community builder and business development specialist who has been active with the LaunchPad as an alum.  Indaria is Founder and Chief Executive at
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Two distinguished alumni join the LaunchPad for in-person Fireside Chats on September 29 and October 6
September 26, 2022

Two distinguished alumni join the LaunchPad for in-person Fireside Chats on September 29 and October 6

Melissa Richards-Person ’89, Newhouse Advisory Board Member, and Steve Zimba ’86 G’87, Maxwell Advisory Board Member, are coming to the LaunchPad for Fireside Chats on September 29 and October 6.
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Catherine Forrest ’22 on leadership and entrepreneurship in syracuse.com
September 13, 2022

Catherine Forrest ’22 on leadership and entrepreneurship in syracuse.com

Catherine Forrest ’22 is co-founder and CEO of Secwins a startup venture that helps companies analyze and interpret huge amounts of data in real time. She recently graduated from the HUSTLE
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Syracuse University Joins Consortium in NSF I-Corps Hub’s $15M STEM Innovation Program
September 12, 2022

Syracuse University Joins Consortium in NSF I-Corps Hub’s $15M STEM Innovation Program

Syracuse University has joined nine other colleges in the newly awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps): Interior Northeast Region Hub (IN I-Corps), a $15 million, five-year investment by the
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