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Family Weekend

‘Cuse Tank 2021

October 8, 2021 at 2:00pm5:00pm EDT

Bird Library

‘Cuse Tank student startup prize competition sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University Libraries as part of Family Weekend.  The event features top student ventures pitching to parent judges who are innovators and entrepreneurs.  An impressive prize package from parent donors will be awarded to the winners.

‘Cuse Tank is a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition open to all SU students across all academic majors who are creating innovative new products, services and technologies in exciting industry sectors.  Prize funding helps take the most promising ideas through next steps from concept to commercialization.

How successful is ‘Cuse Tank?  In the past five years, Syracuse University LaunchPad students have gone on to raise $50 million in competition follow-up funding to start and scale their business ventures.  In fact, a 2017 LaunchPad alum scored a $1 million deal from the Sharks this past season.  Others have gone on to become leading innovators at companies like Virgin Galactic and more.  Catch a rising rock star at this year’s ‘Cuse Tank!

Are you a parent who would love to mentor or judge?  Sign up to become a mentor.

Register to attend ‘Cuse Tank. 

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This event was first published on July 29, 2021 and last updated on September 7, 2021.

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