Startup Spotlights

Discover incredible student entrepreneur stories


Vaishnavi Varma ’21 uses sentiment analysis to improve social media health
April 12, 2021Startup Spotlights

Vaishnavi Varma ’21 uses sentiment analysis to improve social media health

As humans, we are in constant “go mode.” We are continuously transitioning from doing work, to going to class, to checking social media without taking a moment to take a
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Camila Tirado ’23 raises awareness about the Wayúu tribe
April 12, 2021Startup Spotlights

Camila Tirado ’23 raises awareness about the Wayúu tribe

In the small town of La Guajira, Colombia, resides a tribe of the Wayúu people. A woman sits cross-legged with thick, colorful thread in one hand and a weaving needle
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Samuel Chazen ’21 builds a food education venture inspired by idea lists he made as a child
April 1, 2021Startup Spotlights

Samuel Chazen ’21 builds a food education venture inspired by idea lists he made as a child

Sam Chazen was born to be inventive and energetic. When he was a child, he dreamed of jumping eight feet high in the air, as well as many other “outlandish
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Cullen Kavanaugh ’22 is placing his bet on Spread
April 1, 2021Startup Spotlights

Cullen Kavanaugh ’22 is placing his bet on Spread

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention. Progress is shaped by identifying problems or responding to crises and developing new technology or systems to adequately address them.
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Alex Don ’22 creates an audio-based social media app
April 1, 2021Startup Spotlights

Alex Don ’22 creates an audio-based social media app

Social media, in principle, is a tool for connection. Regardless of their location, users can connect with anyone across the world and share photos, videos, and a plethora of other
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Max Freund ’21 sees a more sustainable world world through the lens of his camera
March 29, 2021Startup Spotlights

Max Freund ’21 sees a more sustainable world world through the lens of his camera

In the rugged marshes and sultry heat of the Florida Everglades, a young boy named Max Freund takes pictures of everything he sees. In love with the rich beauty of
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Aanya Singh ‘21 seeks representation and encourages women to create their own communities in the fashion industry
March 29, 2021Startup Spotlights

Aanya Singh ‘21 seeks representation and encourages women to create their own communities in the fashion industry

Many titles can be put in front of Aanya Singh’s name — editor-in-chief for Icing Collective, president at the Fashion and Design Society at Syracuse University and a creative leader.
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Jules Moskowitz ’21 creates a successful fashion business in quarantine
March 29, 2021Startup Spotlights

Jules Moskowitz ’21 creates a successful fashion business in quarantine

For a lot of people, the pandemic was a time to completely unwind, grab a bag of popcorn and watch endless amounts of Netflix. Jules Moskowitz, a senior studying advertising
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Jack Harrington ’22, the producer behind the Syracuse DIY music scene
March 29, 2021Startup Spotlights

Jack Harrington ’22, the producer behind the Syracuse DIY music scene

“When it comes to music it’s so easy to let your ego take the wheel and have it be my way or the highway,” says Jack Harrington, a junior studying
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Sam Cote ‘23 on not letting Instagram affect your creative output
March 15, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Sam Cote ‘23 on not letting Instagram affect your creative output

It isn’t easy being a freelance photographer, illustrator, youtuber and to be writing your first novel. Enter Sam Cote. Sam Cote is a sophomore international relations and anthropology major who
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Alec O’del ’22 marks a year of growth along with a year of the pandemic
March 15, 2021News, Startup Spotlights

Alec O’del ’22 marks a year of growth along with a year of the pandemic

As the pandemic has been upon us for a little over a year, there has been one constant throughout the chaos, fear. It is no secret that the collective mental
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Elizabeth Stuart ’22, the lead singer for NONEWFRIENDS.
March 8, 2021Startup Spotlights

Elizabeth Stuart ’22, the lead singer for NONEWFRIENDS.

“I had never been in that position you know, it’s not a choir. It’s loud, it’s sweaty, it’s hot. While it’s happening, you’re blacked out. Before, you think so much
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