Dean Isaacson works on his startup as his summer internship. Image of Philadephia skyline courtesy of Ransomtech on Flickr (

Starting My Summer Entrepreneurial Journey

The “first week” of my internship was not really my first week. I have been working on starting my own business for a little over two years. My internship blog this summer will be covering my entrepreneurial journey. I will work full time and coordinate with my remote team to with the goal to launch … Continued

Vision Pop up week. Original graphic by Allison Leung.

Adobe Partners with SU Vision For Entrepreneurs

How I got into design For the longest of time, I’ve always had a creative entrepreneurial attitude. When I was nine, I would copy and paste codes from outside websites of background layouts and sparkly pink cursors to my Neopets store. I enjoyed managing my own e-commerce shop selling things from ice cream to magic … Continued

Vision students at their Pop Up event.

A Vision for Cross-Campus Collaboration at Syracuse University

So this is my second post for InfoSpace, and it is awesome to be asked to write for a second time. Today, I get to talk about a concept that will help to shape a stronger Syracuse University, and where ideas are turned into reality: cross-campus collaboration. Why Cross-Campus Collaboration? In the real world, individuals with same skill sets … Continued

Joy's Jello Shots

Sandbox Startup Joy’s Jell-Shots Taking Opportunity to Market

It took Lauren Gunderman two experiences–interning at SXSW and taking a startup course at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications–to make her realize that she wanted to be an entrepreneur. Instead of going the typical route and working at an advertising firm after graduation, she decided to take a risk and start a company: … Continued


‘WeBid’: Startup to Offer Indonesian Spices, Food Ingredients

If you’re visiting any big city in the United States, you’ll find various restaurants that offer international meals ranging from Italian, to Greek, to Chinese, to Japanese-style cuisines. However, it’s rare to find restaurants or cafes that offer Indonesian food–at least according to a student startup company from Indonesia called “WeBid.” “WeBid is a new … Continued

YOY Studio

YOY Studio: Student Startup Creates One-of-a-Kind Fashions

Fashion is typically influenced by celebrity “street style,” international fashion weeks, and the latest trends from magazines. However, while some styles come and go, others seem to leave a lasting impression. YOY Studio, a fashion startup from Indonesia, wants its consumers to have the ability to make a fashion statement while carrying its one-of-a-kind, unique, … Continued


Startup ‘Roux’: Authentic Food Plus Pop-Up Dining Experience

A culinary staple of flour and butter, a roux is the foundation of many dishes. Based on the same principle, two Syracuse University students, busy early this summer developing their business concept, wanted to set the foundation for local and seasonal dining experiences. Their idea focused on recognizing and respecting the environment from which the … Continued


Tech Meetup: #LaunchHour Chats Up ‘Intellectual Property’ Topic

Call it the best way to spend your lunch hour. #Launchhour — a featured meetup by the Syracuse Tech Meetup group–invites techies, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in the local startup scene to discuss tech topics, business development, and startup growth at its events. Earlier this month, the #LaunchHour Meetup topic was “Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, … Continued


Tech Meets Taste: Celebrating Tech, Startups, and Syracuse

Tech Meets Taste is a summer event unlike any other in this region. Held annually at the Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse, it’s an evening that brings together people and places in tech, business, and food from around the community. “Originally, the question was, ‘How do we merge business with local and independent businesses in Syracuse,” said … Continued