A group of five Syracuse University students and one alumni, all active members of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries, were selected as a top ten team in the east division at the Techstars Startup Weekend Remote USA event held online from April 24 through 26. In a separate online competition held over the same weekend, Justin Diaz ’23 (Engineering and Computer Science) was selected as one of the top six regional finalists for the Hult Prize Toronto global regional.
“Being part of the Hult Prize and being selected as one of the top six teams at the Toronto regional competition, shows me the potential this idea has moving through my next three years in college,” says Diaz. “The LaunchPad family believed in me from the start. Then they continued to guide me in the right direction. The culture there gave me the energy, motivation and inspiration to keep challenging myself, supported by guidance from that community.”