Clutch Delivery Looks To Grow Through Syracuse Surge Accelerator

Posted on October 3, 2023

Founder of Clutch Delivery Celestin Abwe and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh

Celestin Abwe is one of five entrepreneurs participating in the inaugural Syracuse Surge Accelerator program. His company, Clutch Delivery, aims to improve on-campus food delivery by utilizing students and their knowledge of a campus as employees. A recent article from The Central Current tells of Abwe's journey to the Syracuse Surge Accelerator and his hopes for the future:

Born in Congo in 2001, Abwe’s family moved to Kenya in 2004 and eventually came to the United States in 2010. His family settled in Buffalo, New York. Abwe came to Syracuse to study finance and entrepreneurship at Le Moyne. He graduated in 2023. 

Abwe’s time at Le Moyne was the catalyst for Clutch Delivery. As the business began to pick up traction at Le Moyne, students called Abwe and his friends. The group placed the order and brought the meal to the customer. 

Clutch Delivery now uses a website to reach its customers. Through the accelerator program, Abwe is now working to launch an app. 

Abwe believes Clutch Delivery can also improve safety for those delivering or ordering food. He hopes to differentiate the business from other services by hiring students from the colleges he expands to. Abwe also hopes hiring students will reduce the number of outsiders coming onto campuses.

CenterState’s program has changed the course of Abwe’s business, he said. It has allowed him to learn and grow from other entrepreneurs while also providing him with funding and resources he needs to improve his ideas.

Read the entire story from The Central Current. 


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