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Student entrepreneurs showcase their companies Aug. 17

August 05, 2011

Stacey Keefe
(315) 443-7086

From applications that allow you to share your social itinerary with friends, record your workout, or help you discover local points of interest to technology that sanitizes medical instruments, the third annual Student Sandbox Demo Day will showcase the innovation and dedication of Central New York student entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Tech Garden and the first floor of the AXA towers in downtown Syracuse. 

demodayAs part of the Raymond von Dran Innovation and Disruptive Entrepreneurship Accelerator (IDEA) , the Syracuse Student Sandbox  is a unique business acceleration program that gives aspiring student entrepreneurs the resources to make their visions a reality. The objective of the IDEA Sandbox is to accelerate the process of ideation, development and deployment through mentoring and coaching. The 14-week, hands-on course has an end goal of producing revenue-generating entities or investment-ready firms. 

Demo Day is the culmination of all the teams’ hard work. The events schedule is as follows: 

  • 3 p.m., Welcome Remarks
  • 3:15 p.m., Student pitches
  • 6 p.m., Tradeshow/demos/crowd voting
  • 7:30 p.m., Awards                                                                        

The event is free and open to the public. Investors, mentors, friends, customers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, professors and supporters are all encouraged to attend; RSVP by completing the registration form at

This project is made possible, in part, through an Enitiative award. Enitiative is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Mo., focusing on entrepreneurship in the arts, technology and neighborhoods. To learn more about Enitiative, visit

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