blackstone launchpad at ualbany hosts their 2nd annual can you pitch? event

UAlbany’s Blackstone LaunchPad will be hosting the second annual “Can You Pitch?” contest. Students stop by the table and pull a prop from a bag, they are then given 30 seconds to give an improvised prop-based pitch. Each week following the “Can You Pitch?” event, videos will be posted on the UAlbany Blackstone LaunchPad Instagram, along with questions that are based on the chosen videos.

 At the end of the week, one winner will be chosen among all of those who have submitted answers to the posted questions. The prizes include…


blackstone launchpad innovation competition

times union article

Standing in front of a row of judges at the University at Albany, Steven Williamson began his pitch: an app-based subscription service for exotic cars.

A wealthy car enthusiast in New York City may want the enjoyment and status of driving a fancy car without the necessary upkeep and parking, Williamson said. Using his app, they could select a car from a variety of upscale vehicles and a time frame they wanted to use it for. Williamson's company, Enthusiast Connection, would drop the car off at their home...


How to Create a Business Plan

Forbes Article

This article outlines how, when, and why an entrepreneur should create a business plan. A business plan still plays a critical role in launching a profitable and sustainable venture today. New trends and the data show us that the best time to complete a robust plan may now come later in the journey than it used to. It is much more important to get started, test, and secure funding first.


The Venture Capitalist APtitude Test

Guy Kawasaki Article

Is the venture capitalist business right for you? To help you decide, Guy Kawasaki, a successful venture capitalist, has compiled a free test that asks questions in three categories: work background, experiences, and knowledge.