Now accepting applications for $5,000 LaunchPad & Techstars Fellowships

The Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at Syracuse University is pleased to accept applications for a LaunchPad Fellowship planned for this spring.  Student founders will receive $5,000 in non-dilutive grant funding to support their technology-focused ventures.  LaunchPad Fellowships are eight-week programs that are largely self-driven, working with the campus program, and augmented by speaker series and other opportunities to build a peer and advisor network. Resource and programmatic support of the program, including participant selection, is provided by Techstars and Future Founders.

LaunchPad Fellowships are open through January 29, 2021 to current students and 2020 or 2021 graduates of campus LaunchPad programs.  The spring program is focused on technology ventures.  Examples include hardware, software, SAAS and mobile applications and computing, AI, VR, machine-learning, blockchain and cybersecurity, and products, services or technologies related to the IoT, remote/cloud computing, electronic communication and entertainment, digital platforms and other emerging tech sectors.

Key program dates:

  • Applications are open through January 29, 2021
  • Applications will be reviewed February 1 – February 12, 2021
  • Selected companies will be announced February 22, 2021
  • Fellowship runs virtually March 1 -April 23, 2021

Please note that you MUST work with our Syracuse University campus LaunchPad to apply, and a letter of recommendation from our program is recommended.  This is a highly competitive offering, so we encourage you to work us before you submit an application.

E-mail for more info and to be considered for the program: