Partners


Walmart Technology
is reinventing the way the world shops. Our team includes @Walmart Labs in Silicon Valley and Bengaluru, which powers the eCommerce experience, as well as technology teams across data and analytics, retail, back office and more to help power store and digital experiences.

We build innovations like Walmart Pay and one of the world’s largest private clouds. We also do predictive analytics, intuitive apps, cloud technology and big data insights, working in an open source DevOps engineering culture.


The Blackstone Charitable Foundation
is committed to inspiring entrepreneurship globally. By leveraging the resources and intellectual capital of Blackstone, the Foundation empowers entrepreneurs, generates job growth, and supports the communities in which we live and work.

Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus based entrepreneurship program, accessible by more than 500K students globally, designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni – regardless of major, experience or discipline.


The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University embraces virtually every known form of professional communications – from print, broadcast and online journalism to advertising and public relations to photography and film. The Newhouse School is also home of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship.

Launch Tennessee
provides opportunities and resources for college students to ensure Tennessee develops and retains the entrepreneurial talent to help it be the #1 place in the Southeast to start a business.

Student Startup Beat is an independent news site founded in 2015 that covers everything in the world of college student startups–high-tech, small business, social ventures and more. Student Startup Beat is run by team of passionate students and entrepreneurs who have made it their mission to cover startups all around the country.

Corporate partners have the opportunity to showcase products and services to early-stage entrepreneurs — as well as colleges and universities, while supporting and showcasing innovative technologies and startups… at a level that is unmatched by other programs.  SSM also offers unprecedented access to a vetted group of student entrepreneurs and innovators for recruitment.

Other Supporters