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Syracuse Student Sandbox Luncheon Planned
A luncheon event to celebrate the end of the Syracuse Student Sandbox incubator’s summer 2017 session will be held on Thursday, June 29, in the Sandbox space at the Syracuse Technology Garden.
Sandbox participants, their mentors, and School of Information Studies (iSchool) faculty members will be in attendance. The event is open to the public, and RSVPs are requested online. The luncheon begins at noon.
Student teams will pitch their products and ventures, and a trade-show demonstration area will be set up for visitors to explore the various offerings.
The Sandbox incubator helps aspiring entrepreneurs push their ventures from idea to company, by providing a place for students to meet, work, learn and grow.
At the Sandbox young startups and entrepreneurs tap into the minds of experienced mentors, gain the necessary tools to get a venture off the ground and develop a relationship with valuable resources to help gain seed funding.
“The Sandbox is a unique and important part of the Central New York business community,” says iSchool adjunct professor and Sandbox director John Liddy. “This lunch event will allow our hard-working students to show off what they’ve learned and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs and business people in the region.”
Since 2009, the Sandbox has been a part of educating more than 300 entrepreneurs and has attracted students from around the world. Teams have competed on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” won the CenterState CEO and New York State Business Plan Compeitions, raised more than $10 Million in investment capital, been acquired and helped to generate more than 100 jobs.
As one part of the iSchool’s minor in information technology, design and startups, the Sandbox helps to provide practical experience and a network of support as students build out their companies.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Syracuse Technology Garden
235 Harrison St., Syracse