Startup Spotlights

Discover incredible student entrepreneur stories


Gokul Beeda ’21 is creating the future through design
June 8, 2020Startup Spotlights

Gokul Beeda ’21 is creating the future through design

Picture this: You wake up in the morning and shades that were previously drawn, are now open to let in the warm sunlight. Your coffee is ready for you as
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Oladeji Awe ’20 combines design innovation and entrepreneurship
June 3, 2020Startup Spotlights

Oladeji Awe ’20 combines design innovation and entrepreneurship

One of several lifestyle changes quarantine has brought for many of us is being less active and sitting for long periods of time. Our workday may be spent sitting in
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Pratik Paranjape G’20 brings cybersecurity expertise and camaraderie to Promptous
June 2, 2020Startup Spotlights

Pratik Paranjape G’20 brings cybersecurity expertise and camaraderie to Promptous

When a new employee joins a large firm, they are typically offered benefits on top of salary. Many large companies pride themselves on their benefits packages which include paid family
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Will DeVito ’20 tells a great story
May 29, 2020Startup Spotlights

Will DeVito ’20 tells a great story

At any given day in the LaunchPad over the past four years it has been open, you might have walked in and seen a dozen or more different activities. People
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Victoria Lawson ’20 on positivity, purpose, patience and passion
May 29, 2020Startup Spotlights

Victoria Lawson ’20 on positivity, purpose, patience and passion

Victoria Lawson, ’20, is a proud new member of the Blackstone LaunchPad’s 2020 Founders Circle. Lawson graduated from the College of Visual and Performing Arts majoring in Industrial and Interactive
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Hamza Hamid ‘21 is pursuing his dream
May 26, 2020Startup Spotlights

Hamza Hamid ‘21 is pursuing his dream

In the 1931 best seller, ‘Epic of America,’ James Truslow described America as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone,
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John McCabe ’21 on building a spirited community
May 20, 2020Startup Spotlights

John McCabe ’21 on building a spirited community

Ella Fitzgerald, the beloved jazz singer once said, “The only thing better than singing is more singing.”  While this is quote serves as a great memento to her 1992 Presidential
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Daniel Zimmerman ’20 builds a better way to wager
May 20, 2020Startup Spotlights

Daniel Zimmerman ’20 builds a better way to wager

There are traditions and cultural practices that have become sacred to people throughout our existence. Music, art and sports have all been the cornerstones of some of the most successful
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Justine Hastings ’21 on the importance of a heroic fight
May 4, 2020News, Startup Spotlights

Justine Hastings ’21 on the importance of a heroic fight

Maya Angelous once said, “A hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”  As a beacon of hope and retribution, she was an
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Omar Ebraheem ‘20 on the subliminal form and function of good design
April 26, 2020News, Startup Spotlights

Omar Ebraheem ‘20 on the subliminal form and function of good design

What comes to mind when one thinks of industrial design?  A design student will point out that industrial design encompasses everything. From cars to microwaves, hairdryers, streetlamps and laptop computers,
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Matteo Broccolo, fusing design and possibilities
April 20, 2020News, Startup Spotlights

Matteo Broccolo, fusing design and possibilities

Some people have always dreamed of entrepreneurship. Business-savvy and competitive, they might have grown up selling lemonade at stands, trying to raise the most money during fundraisers, or marketing their
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Gonzalez Hauger brothers in the influence business
April 19, 2020News, Startup Spotlights

Gonzalez Hauger brothers in the influence business

It’s not uncommon to see famous social media personalities influence for businesses. Influencing on Instagram refers to when a social media personality is compensated for posting some kind of promotional
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