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’Cuse Market in Bird Library on April 20
’Cuse Market will take place Friday, April 20, from 2-4 p.m. on the first floor of Bird Library, where faculty, staff, students and alumni will display their new products and creative work, whether it is a product, service or tech. Part demo alley and part market bazaar, ’Cuse Market is an opportunity to browse health and wellness products, artisan goods, packaged foods, fashion and apparel, jewelry, furniture, 3D printed items, industrial designs and gadgets, and the latest technology apps, and to meet makers, artists, engineers, inventors, technologists and creatives.
This year’s event features several new twists:
- A “Wellness Pad”, from 2-3 p.m. in the Blackstone LaunchPad, features yoga and relaxation for entrepreneurs led by Rebecca Shaffer Mannion, a certified yoga instructor who is a faculty member in the School of Information Studies;
- The first ever ’Cuse Film Showcase, from 3-4 p.m. in the LaunchPad, featuring the best short films and animations by SU students, organized by Justina Hnatowicz ’19, a Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow and co-founder of 410 Pictures, an independent film and animation production company;
- A 2:30 p.m, a festive launch party for Necessity Apparel, a startup by another Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow.
More than 30 student startups have signed up to showcase their work, and there is still space for creative entrepreneurs and innovators to table at the event. If you are a member of the Syracuse University or SUNY ESF community and are working on creating something innovative, reserve a spot to bring your laptop, product demos and some marketing materials, and get noticed. This is also an opportunity to test a product and get customer feedback. Pre-registration is required by e-mailing LaunchPad@syr.edu.
The event will also feature campus and community resource providers and maker spaces to help connect with the local maker movement.
The event is presented by the Blackstone LaunchPad, which is part of Syracuse University Libraries.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.