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LaunchPad Accepting Applications for 2021-22 Competitions
Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad is now accepting online applications for 2021-22 school year competitions. The universal application for the competitions, with nearly $100,000 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 at Syracuse University, as well as SUNY-ESF students taking innovation and entrepreneurship courses at the University. In addition to the online application, registrants must provide a one-page business statement. All applications close ten days prior to the competition date.
This year’s LaunchPad competitions are:
- ‘Cuse Tank: scheduled to take place Oct. 8
- Founder’s Cup: scheduled to take place Oct. 29
- Impact Prize: scheduled to take place Nov. 12
- Hult Prize: scheduled to take place Dec. 3
- ACC InVenture Prize: scheduled to take place Feb. 11
- RvD iPrize and Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards: scheduled to take place March 25
Over the past five years, Syracuse University students have won $3.65 million in campus, state and national competitions and raised more than $54 million in equity funding for their ventures. Out of nearly 1,000 ideas, students have incorporated more than 140 businesses and have used their experience to build skills and their resumes and find their dream jobs at top innovation companies around the world.