Business and Economy
Two teams of Syracuse University students were awarded first and second place in the 12th Annual New York Business Plan Competition hosted by the Upstate Capital Association of New York on May 7.
Ambassadoor Technologies ranked first in the Software and Services category and Sice-Me ranked second in the Consumer and Enterprise category. Each team received cash prizes and ongoing mentorship to advance their student-led projects. Overall, this year’s state competition involved 55 colleges and universities, 269 startup teams, and 607 competing students.
Ambassadoor Technologies, founded by Bruno Andres Gonzalez Hauger ’21 (Martin J. Whitman School of Management), connects small businesses to nano-influencers on Instagram via innovative iOS mobile apps. The company created a business app and an influencer app to streamline the entire influencing process at both ends of a deal.
Sice-Me, founded by Alexander Peter Rolinksi ’24 (Martin J. Whitman School of Management), is a downloadable mobile application that creates island markets for college and high school campuses and their students.
“We are proud of the innovation and efforts of all of our LaunchPad student teams, especially during an unusual and difficult year,” said David Seaman, Dean of Syracuse University Libraries and University Librarian. “Our two winning startups have demonstrated professionalism and entrepreneurship, using technology and platforms, to deliver a solution that has the potential to impact students and businesses across all campuses across Canada. whole world.”