LaunchPad teams sweep Fall 2019 award competitions, winning nearly $80,000

Dec. 5, 2019, 7 p.m.

Entrepreneurs Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
Entrepreneurs Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Numerous student startup teams from the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars in Bird Library (LaunchPad) have won business competitions and prizes totaling $79,500 this past fall 2019. The LaunchPad is Syracuse University’s innovation hub, connecting the entire University’s resource-rich ecosystem with a global net­work that provides support for aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors, and creators. “The LaunchPad remains a library service supporting all aspects of entrepreneurship, innovation, and invention, but it has also evolved into a community of innovators who have found their campus home in the SU Libraries,” said David Seaman, Dean of Libraries, University Librarian, and interim Dean of the School of Information Studies (iSchool).  “It has been a delight to watch teams of students learn a range of skills as they develop business ideas and support each other in their endeavors, even when they are competing.”

A recap of the fall 2019 competitions and top winners included:

Clinton Garrahan and Davis Mutware of FreeSwing Power Source, 2nd place winners

Clinton Garrahan and Davis Mutware of FreeSwing Power Source, 2nd place winners

Justin Diaz of EcoBamboo Living, 1st place winner

Justin Diaz of EcoBamboo Living, 1st place winner

PAANI team members Nikita Chatterjee, Jacob Sardino (SUNY ESF), and Brianna Howard with David Seaman, Dean of the SU Libraries

PAANI team members Nikita Chatterjee, Jacob Sardino (SUNY ESF), and Brianna Howard with David Seaman, Dean of the SU Libraries

Quinn King of MedUX and Nikita Chatterjee of PAANI

Quinn King of MedUX and Nikita Chatterjee of PAANI, winners of the Regional Qualifier for Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards held in Buffalo, NY

Kelsey Davis and Brendan O’Keefe

Kelsey Davis and Brendan O’Keefe of CLLCTVE at Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars PROPEL global competition in New York City

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