The annual Kent Creativity Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art. On the Esplanade between Rockwell & downtown.
This year, LaunchNET is collaborating with the KSU Theatre department for “Puppets and Pitches”:
Better living through Puppetry. Come create hand puppets and then learn how to use your new friend to pitch yourself or your greatest idea. With the power of creativity and crafts- you can really Sock it to ‘em!
Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist or CEO. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? Give it a shot in LaunchNET's 4th annual Elevator Pitch competition.
$1,000 in prizes, including best business pitch and best personal pitch.
FUEL by The Bit Factory is a unique pitch competition for MVP-stage software startups. Four finalists get the opportunity to negotiate up to $15,000 in investment and quick admittance to our new Product Development Accelerator.
Founders from Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Wooster, and everywhere in between will be in attendance. If you’re the current, recent, or future founder of a startup in software, physical goods, food, health, or any other product industries, please make the effort to come out and take part in our community.
College student teams with digital media startups (in concept, in development or in operation) can apply.
In keeping with the SXSW Interactive focus, all teams should fall into at least one of the following categories: Augmented & Virtual Reality, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearable, Hyper-Connected Communities, Payment & FinTech, Security & Privacy, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation.