Startup Spotlights

Discover incredible student entrepreneur stories


Marcus Webb ’19 and G’22 on building skills for a successful career in tech
October 18, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Marcus Webb ’19 and G’22 on building skills for a successful career in tech

Before being interviewed for this story, Marcus Webb G’22 was in a three-hour long meeting about the Syracuse Surge Learning Community Program that Webb is putting together in his role
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Alexandra Santangelo ’22 on industrial and industrial design innovation
October 17, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Alexandra Santangelo ’22 on industrial and industrial design innovation

Alexandra Santangelo ’22 is determined to excel in design. The VPA major studying Industrial design and a double minor in Information and technology and art history, would never turn down
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NEXIS brings tech research to life
October 17, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

NEXIS brings tech research to life

On any given day of the week, a lab room in Hinds Hall brings to life technological dreams and ideas of innovation.  The NEXIS lab, a technological and innovation makerspace
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Patchwork launches platform for users to share and discuss content without leaving the page
October 17, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Patchwork launches platform for users to share and discuss content without leaving the page

Have you ever read an article that you knew you had to send to a friend? If so, you probably copied and pasted the link, emailed it to yourself to
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Connor Silva ’23 on the business of sports entrepreneurship
October 14, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Connor Silva ’23 on the business of sports entrepreneurship

In a pandemic world, Connor Silva ’23 decided to push the limits of sports engagement at Syracuse University. Silva, currently the director of the Syracuse Sports Business Conference,  undertook one
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Carlos Magdaleno ’23 on his growth as a video creator
October 14, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Carlos Magdaleno ’23 on his growth as a video creator

Lost in the crowd, Carlos clicks his camera into manual mode. He raises his arms above the herd, turning in circles to capture a 360-view of the dancing bodies and
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Ze Zeng ’23 advocates diversity and inclusion for international students
October 2, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Ze Zeng ’23 advocates diversity and inclusion for international students

When the alarm goes off at 8 a.m., a college town in Upstate New York just had its second rain.  The  ground and air are full of freshness.  So are
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Team Sweatration is tackling the dangers of dehydration for athletes and fitness enthusiasts
October 2, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Team Sweatration is tackling the dangers of dehydration for athletes and fitness enthusiasts

During last summer’s Invent@SU program, the Sweatration team identified a problem: “80% of NCAA athletes had suffered from dehydration.”  Paul Franco ‘22, Zach Stahl ‘23, and Anthony Mazzacane ‘24 put
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Sydney Grosso ’23 on new beginnings
October 1, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Sydney Grosso ’23 on new beginnings

In the ever-changing environment that makes up Syracuse University, an active junior has great ambitions to get involved. Sydney Grosso ‘23, a double major in Public Health in Falk College
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Samba Soumare ’24 brings his adaptive nature to innovation
September 29, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Samba Soumare ’24 brings his adaptive nature to innovation

Samba Soumare ’24, a Maxwell student majoring in international relations, has a superpower. It  is the unique skill of being bilingual and being able to immerse himself in a French
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Daren Wang ’23 is making people’s lives easier with Yoka
September 27, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Daren Wang ’23 is making people’s lives easier with Yoka

Daren Wang ’23, along with his teammates Matt and Isabella, was part of the Invent@SU program this summer as Team Yoka.  Wang brought his skills as an Industrial and Interaction
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Andrew Kim ’24 on the power of marketing
September 27, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Andrew Kim ’24 on the power of marketing

In an unassuming hallway of a simple, neutral-toned Syracuse dorm, a RA encourages students to dream big. Andrew Kim ‘24, studying marketing and finance in the Martin J. Whitman School
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