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Past Events

April 9, 2021

Syracuse Hult Prize Regional Impact Summit Competition

April 9, 2021 at 4:15pm6:15pm EDT

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This year’s Hult Prize 2021 Challenge is centered around the theme “Food for Good.” The ceremony that includes final round of pitches and is open for public viewing.

March 8, 2021

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with women who #ChooseToChallenge

March 8, 2021 at 12:30pm2:00pm EST

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From challenge comes change. In celebration of women’s achievements, this 90-minute event will explore what it takes to create change.  Please join us on Monday, March 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 2…

October 30, 2020

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LaunchPad Orange Kickoff with Todd B. Rubin ’04

October 30, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EDT

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Join the Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars at SU Libraries when Todd B. Rubin ’04, Minister of Evolution and President of The Republic of Tea, will be our featured speaker via a Zoom chat at…

October 16, 2020

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Shark Tank Watch Party

October 16, 2020 at 8:00pm9:00pm EDT

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SU and LaunchPad alumni and Libraries Advisory Board member will be pitching the sharks Josh Aviv ’15 G’17 will be pitching the sharks on the Season 12 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank. Join the…

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Family Weekend 2020: ‘Cuse Tank Competition

October 16, 2020 at 2:00pm4:00pm EDT

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The annual ‘Cuse Tank competition, part of Family Weekend 2020, will feature 20 student teams pitching to successful entrepreneur judges. “Sweet Sixteen” semi-finalists and four “Wild Card”…

September 4, 2020

LaunchPad Virtual Fireside Chat Featuring Stan Linhorst

September 4, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EDT

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Stan Linhorst retired from Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard in September 2017, but continues to write the weekly column Conversations on Leadership (http://bit.ly/LeadershipStan). The series, which has…

July 1, 2020

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Design Thinking and the Creative Process with Gianfranco Zaccai

July 1, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EDT

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Meet Gianfranco Zaccai, arguably among the top design innovators in the world, at this Zoom link:  https://bit.ly/LaunchPadSummer The chat is part of an ongoing series in partnership with The…

June 10, 2020

Michael Gursha ’10, CEO of Rookie Road, Talks Startup Life

June 10, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EDT

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Join Syracuse University alumnus Mike Gursha ’10 (Whitman and Newhouse) for a Tea Talk about “startup life” — from building a team and company culture, to finding smart partners and…

May 27, 2020

“Leading In” Tea Talk, Featuring Kathryn and Elizabeth Ruscitto

May 27, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EDT

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Join us for a virtual tea talk, featuring Kathryn Ruscitto G’91 (Maxwell) and Elizabeth Ruscitto G ’12 (iSchool) and ’07 (Whitman), on the topic of “Leading In.” The mother and daughter…

May 13, 2020

Tea Talk on Mental Health for Startups

May 13, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EDT

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Join the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at SU Libraries next Tea Talk featuring Tishin Donkersley, manager of Global Education at Techstars, and educator, editor and entrepreneur via Zoom…

April 30, 2020

Campus-Community Innovation Town Hall

April 30, 2020 at 12:00pm1:00pm EDT

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Join us for our first ever virtual campus-community innovation town hall.  We’re thrilled to be joined by Randy Wolken, CEO of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, Kathi Durdon,…

April 22, 2020

CANCELED: Innovation Law Center

April 22, 2020 at 3:30pm5:00pm EDT

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Join the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library for office hours with The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) for innovators and…

April 21, 2020

CANCELED: Toolkit Tuesdays

April 21, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm EDT

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Join us in the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library for a series of hands-on workshops with experts who can provide practical advice on things you need to know as an entrepreneur.  Topics range from…

April 17, 2020

CANCELED: Friday Fireside Chats

April 17, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

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Join us in the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library for a series featuring intimate Fireside Chats with innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who will share their stories and insights.  Each is a…

April 9, 2020

CANCELED: Innovation Law Days

April 9, 2020 at 3:30pm5:00pm EDT

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Join the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library for office hours with The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) for innovators and…

April 8, 2020

Corey Lieblein ’93, Founder/CEO and investor to headline April 8 LaunchPad “Tea Talk” conversation

April 8, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EDT

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Corey Lieblein ’93, Founder/CEO of CP8  Capital, will headline a virtual fireside chat on April 8 at 3 p.m. as part of a new “Tea Talks” series sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by…

April 7, 2020

CANCELED: Toolkit Tuesdays

April 7, 2020 at 5:30pm6:30pm EDT

Bird Library

Join us in the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library for a series of hands-on workshops with experts who can provide practical advice on things you need to know as an entrepreneur.  Topics range from…

April 6, 2020

Minute to Win It – Virtual Pitch Competition

April 6, 2020April 20, 2020 EDT

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Do you have a good idea you think is worth some money? Want an opportunity to make some initial startup capital for your idea? Then get out your cameras and break open that idea journal, because the…

April 4, 2020

Join Newhouse Prof. Sean Branagan for a Google Meet with alumni Michael Rosen

April 4, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

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Join Sean Branagan for a Google Meet, April 2 with special guest Michael Rosen Join us for a casual “office hour” conversation on with Sean Branagan and Syracuse University Newhouse alum Michael…

April 3, 2020

POSTPONED: Friday Fireside Chats

This event has been postponed.

April 3, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

Bird Library

EVENT POSTPONED Join us in the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library for a series featuring intimate Fireside Chats with innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who will share their stories and…