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EnergyTech University Prize: Student ventures invited to apply by January 31 for up to $250,000 in cash prizes
January 10, 2022News

EnergyTech University Prize: Student ventures invited to apply by January 31 for up to $250,000 in cash prizes

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Technology Transitions recently launched the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP), a business plan competition challenging post-secondary students to identify an energy technology,
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January 3, 2022News, Startup Spotlights

Jacob Hewlett ’24 creates a premier digital marketing agency

Like many of us when the pandemic arrived Jacob Howlett was left contemplating “What’s next?” After graduating from high school in the spring of 2020, Howlett—now a sophomore computer science
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What are you doing on winter break?
December 13, 2021News

What are you doing on winter break?

2021 is almost over.  Good luck on your finals as your finish out the semester strong. Safe travels on your journey home, or wherever winter break takes you on studies
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Get ready for spring at the LaunchPad
December 13, 2021News

Get ready for spring at the LaunchPad

We may be headed into winter break, but we’re already gearing up for the spring semester at the LaunchPad at SU Libraries.  From mentor-matching-mixers, to talent recruitment fairs, student startup
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Syracuse student startups featured in a new book
December 13, 2021News

Syracuse student startups featured in a new book

Four Syracuse University student entrepreneurs are featured in the soon-to-be-published book The Student Startup Guide by Techstars Director Courtney Gras.  Josh Aviv ’15 G ’17, Kelsey Davis ’19 G ’20,
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Who will win the Blackstone LaunchPad’s IDEAS Competition?  Find out December 16.
December 13, 2021News

Who will win the Blackstone LaunchPad’s IDEAS Competition? Find out December 16.

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation will announce the winners of the global network LaunchPad Ideas Competition this week.  Syracuse University startups made it to the network round and the chance to
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Interested in exploring sustainability, startup financing and venture capital?
December 13, 2021News

Interested in exploring sustainability, startup financing and venture capital?

If you are interested in a very unique hands-on research opportunity to help shape a potential venture capital fund for sustainable – green technologies and service companies, you should consider
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Have an EnergyTech idea?  Compete for $250,000 in student prizes through the U.S. DOE University Prize.
December 13, 2021News

Have an EnergyTech idea? Compete for $250,000 in student prizes through the U.S. DOE University Prize.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is inviting Syracuse student startups to compete for $250,000 in prizes through the OTT-sponsored EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP).  The program
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Apply now for the ACC InVenture Prize, up to $30,000 in prizes and national recognition
December 13, 2021News

Apply now for the ACC InVenture Prize, up to $30,000 in prizes and national recognition

Syracuse student innovators are invited to apply now through February 1 for the campus qualifier for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize.  The competition features the top student startup
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Participate in the ACC Meeting of the Minds
December 12, 2021News

Participate in the ACC Meeting of the Minds

Be part of the ACC Meeting of the Minds (MoM) Conference. Syracuse University undergraduates are invited to join their peers from the 14 other institutions in the ACC to showcase
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Who is the LaunchPad’s top cookie?  It’s official.
December 11, 2021News

Who is the LaunchPad’s top cookie? It’s official.

Josh Alter ’22 (Whitman) and Mike Young ’22 (Whitman) may be the LaunchPad’s finance mentors and community managers, but they are also top chefs. The team won the first ever
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Chris Gentile ’10 launches the Westcott Cookie Co. and opens a new retail store in Syracuse this week.  Order the very best cookies you’ve ever tasted!
December 11, 2021News

Chris Gentile ’10 launches the Westcott Cookie Co. and opens a new retail store in Syracuse this week. Order the very best cookies you’ve ever tasted!

Founder of the Westcott Cookie Company, Chris Gentile ’10, doesn’t have the typical chef story. As a child, his mother and grandmother were both talented cooks and there was no
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See our Startup Spotlights for more at launchpad.syr.edu/news/startup-spotlights.