SU students selected for Blackstone LaunchPad – Techstars Startup Weekend: An Exclusive Startup Experience

Startup Weekend Team

Four SU students who are part of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program at Syracuse University have been selected to travel to Los Angeles April 26 – 28 for an exclusive Startup Weekend.

Techstars Startup Weekend is run in over 700 cities and 150 countries worldwide each year, but the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Startup Weekend is unique in a few ways:
  • Exclusive to LaunchPad Students: Attendees must be freshman or sophomores enrolled in a University with a Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurship program.
  • Multi-Campus: Out of thousands of Startup Weekends, this is THE FIRST multi-campus event to be held in the history of the program
  • Event Scale: 4 students from 26 LaunchPad Programs in the US and Ireland will attend
  • Techstars-Organized: The event is fully supported and organized by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars team.
  • Follow-on Programming: Students that participate become “Student Entrepreneurs in Residence” and are empowered by Techstars to return to their Universities and lead their own Startup Weekend.

Watch for a Startup Weekend this fall at Syracuse University led by our LaunchPad innovation team!

Photo caption:  Alexandra Cianfarani (Whitman), Emma Rothman (Falk), Sam Hollander (Newhouse) and Matt Shumer (Whitman).  All four are members of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University.