Startup Spotlights

Discover incredible student entrepreneur stories


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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When life drops misfortune on your head, Ryan Taggart ’20 has a solution.
April 13, 2020News, Startup Spotlights

When life drops misfortune on your head, Ryan Taggart ’20 has a solution.

We’ve all had life drop misfortune and frustrations on our head. Every so often we wreck our cars, we break our phones, we lose our wallets, or we have our
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Nancy Wang ’20 is breaking glass ceilings and bringing Girl Power to the world
April 13, 2020News, Startup Spotlights

Nancy Wang ’20 is breaking glass ceilings and bringing Girl Power to the world

In a world where gender equality is a championed ideal and girls are urged to break glass ceilings and defy stereotypes, it may be easy to assume that inequality is
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Mohammed Ali bridges the coding gap with Urban Coders
April 5, 2020News, Startup Spotlights

Mohammed Ali bridges the coding gap with Urban Coders

The importance of coding in today’s tech-based world cannot be denied. We live in an era where business, information, communication and data storage are utterly reliant on systems of software
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