Zach Goldstein has been named the LaunchPad’s 2022 – 2023 Innovator in Residence. The role is for dynamic young entrepreneurs to work in residency at Syracuse University while building their own ventures. It is filled by a visiting innovator who serves as a subject matter expert and role model for student startups on campus.
Zach is a graduate of SU’s iSchool, majoring in information systems with a focus on blockchain applications and cyber security technology. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree at the iSchool.
He is the founder of Tune Time, which was the recent prize winner in this fall’s Deloitte Digital + LaunchPad Digital Transformation Innovation Sprint.
Zach has industry experience with National Grid’s U.S. Cyber Security Incident Response Team, and with SIMBA Chain as part its cyber security, development operations and blockchain research team. He also interned at BlockBeam, a bootcamp and talent portal for blockchain/crypto/web3 jobs, and ghostfruit, a bitcoin mining operation.
He is co-founder of Syracuse University’s Cryptocurrency Club (CryptoCuse) and currently serves as its industry advisor. He was vice president of the university’s Worldwide Innovation Technology (WiTec) learning organization during his senior year. He also worked with CrytoDonate, an independent blockchain project and EdguCoin, a blockchain startup concept that provides simple crypto and blockchain education for their public and rewards their engagement with cryptocurrency.
Zach was actively engaged with the LaunchPad as an undergraduate and is currently also a Blackstone LaunchPad Global Fellow.
You can find him working in the LaunchPad on his venture, other special projects and mentoring other student startups, just about every day when he is not in grad school.