John Liddy, entrepreneur in residence at the Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse, will spend a few hours Tuesday afternoon handing out cash on the Syracuse University Quad.
Students will have to earn the money though.
Liddy will listen to business ideas from any student and hand out vouchers for $5 in cash. Students must show up to an event for young entrepreneurs scheduled for April 28 at the Tech Garden to claim the money.
And the idea must be real, says Paul Brooks, vice president for entrepreneurship programs at the Tech Garden. Liddy will vet the concepts and only distribute the cash vouchers to students with top ideas.
The April 28 event will bring together student entrepreneurs from various SU schools, investors, and potential mentors for a program on entrepreneurship and emerging companies, Brooks says.
Liddy will be on the Quad from noon to 2:30 p.m.