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Get a job after graduation or create your own? That’s the decision students at Syracuse University are exploring as part of a new campus entrepreneurship program, Blackstone LaunchPadLast week SU hosted a LaunchPad grand opening celebration featuring student demonstrations, along with the presentation of $60,000 in CompeteCNY awards to winning SU student ventures in the regional qualifier of...

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StartFast Code Fills Need for Coding Resources in Syracuse

The growth of our development community is essential to the success of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. There is a real need for more coding resources in Syracuse. Individuals need education and mentorship opportunities, while employers need help finding talent. The founders of local venture accelerator, StartFast, have a solution to this problem. They aim to create a sustainable bootcamp called StartFast Code, specifically tailored for the...

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CNYBAC Catalyzes Biotechnology Research in Upstate NY

Last week I attended the kickoff party for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC), an incubation and acceleration facility in Syracuse, NY designed to catalyze the commercialization of biomedical technologies. The room was filled with leading biotechnology and biomedical researchers and executives specializing in everything from novel proton therapy solutions to pharmaceutical developments....

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What Makes An Idea “Good”

What Makes An Idea “Good”

So you have an idea for a company perhaps you’ve “always wanted to start," or you have some cash to invest and are looking for a worthwhile place to multiply your money. Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or both - you don’t want to give yourself to something that’s - for lack of a better word - crap....

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