Linda Dickerson-Hartsock

Founder & Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad
Syracuse University

Linda Dickerson Hartsock directs the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University, the campus innovation hub. She is also a faculty member in the Whitman School of Management. She has a long career as an ecosystem builder, fusing innovation-led business and community development, with a particular focus on impact entrepreneurship. She has served in leadership capacities on many boards at the state and regional level and is the winner of numerous awards for her work in innovation-led economic development and community revitalization.

Mentor expertise: Startup Strategy, Pitching, Business Model Development


Mentor Meetups

14/07/2022 15.00 - 16.00

AuditoriumAuditoriumNetworking Activation

Small huddles with subject matter experts tackle common startup challenges, from culture and fundraising to product and pitching. Join our amazing mentors and get the help you need on the problems you’re facing!

Mentor Meetups are open to all startups – Mentors will be seated at tables throughout the auditorium, tables will be themed. Whatever you need help with, Mentors are there...

Hive mind

15/07/2022 14.30 - 15.10

AuditoriumAuditoriumInteractive session

We crowdsource questions, upvote the best ones, and display stream-of-consciousness solutions our mentors can riff on from the stage.