LaunchPad accepting applications for Fall 2020 competitions

Sept. 14, 2020, 8 p.m.

Three student entrepreneurs posing with a mentor and a winning check at a Blackstone LaunchPad business competition

Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars is now accepting online applications for Fall 2020 competitions. The universal application for the three competitions, with more than $25,000 in prizes, are for innovative or creative solutions to address problems or opportunities. Competitions are open to all undergraduate and graduate students from any academic program. In addition to the online application, registrants must provide a one-page business statement. The three LaunchPad competitions this Fall are:

Over the past four years, Syracuse University students have won $3.4 million in campus, state, and national competitions and raised more than $25 million in equity funding for their ventures. Out of upwards of 800 ideas, SU students have incorporated more than 95 businesses and have used their experience to build skills and their resumes and find their dream jobs at top innovation companies around the world.

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