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LaunchNET 2018-19 Expo & Awards on April 23
Come celebrate another great year with LaunchNET at Ray's Place downtown on Tuesday April 23!

Network with community members, other entrepreneurs, mentors, and potential customers. Exhibitors get a table where you can sell your wares, talk about your venture, or get input and ideas. 
Sign up to attend or exhibit!
Kent State Mini Maker Faire: THIS FRIDAY! April 12: noon-4pm
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. 

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

Come see all the cool stuff! In the Garden Room, first floor of the library. 
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Attend the LaunchTown Experience on April 15
Come out and cheer on our KSU team Shear Force Mat, led by Tianyi Guo! Shear Force is a flexible mat which can measure the normal pressure and in-plane shear components of the applied force per area which can be significant in the care of diabetic patients.

With keynote speaker Brandon Chrostowski, founder of  EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, which trains and assists those re-entering the workforce from prison.

Join us to celebrate the student entrepreneurs and hear Brandon's inspiring story! 
KENT-repreneur podcast by Kent State Student Media
LaunchNET is proud to be a sponsor of the Kent-repreneur podcast.

Check out all the episodes, but we're especially proud of our clients who are featured, and our good friend Steve Roberts, who is in the latest episode.
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Spring 2019 Pop-Up Shop Vendor Application
The LaunchNET Spring Pop-Up Shop will take place Wednesday, May 1st from 4-7pm at Tree City Coffee in Downtown Kent.

Please fill out your business information to be considered for a place as a vendor in this year's Pop-Up Shop.

Applications are due April 19th. Decisions will be announced by April 23rd. 
apply now
Celebrate the Construction Launch of the Design Innovation Hub
Join us Tuesday, April 23
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

On the Lefton Esplanade under the tent
Between the Business Administration Building and Bowman Hall
  • Enjoy interactive activities
  • Explore Design Innovation (DI)
  • Discover 28 DI nodes – makerspaces and resource laboratories across the university
  • Participate in the Design Innovation Challenge and win a DI T-shirt
  • Visit various food stations and sample free food
  • Get giveaways and more!
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KENT-repreneur Live: Mon, Apr 29, 2019
A panel discussion about innovation at Kent State.

Join KSU innovators from different fields and backgrounds for a conversation about what innovation looks like and means at Kent State. The recording of the discussion will air on Thursday, May 2nd, as the final episode of the KENT-repreneur podcast.
For & About Clients
LAST day for Accounting support this semester: April 26!
There are only a couple time slots left to meet with our (free) accounting support person, in the LaunchNET office!

Get a jump on those summer sales by making sure your books are set up properly. 
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Submit your ETSY shop to be featured
LaunchNET is pulling together an "etsy roundup" to feature clients with shops to feature in the newsletter and online. 
submit your shop!
Last Chance!
Only TWO more opportunities this semester to get your legal questions answered:

April 11
April 18
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Help a LaunchNET client & local food entrepreneur!
Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe. You can make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25.

Help support Julie, founder of Savory Snackage LLC, expand their business.
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Want to advertise your venture?
If you want to get in front of nearly 3000 folks (not just KSU students) in Northeast Ohio, to advertise an event, share some good news, or get some help, we can help! 

Give us the info and we can include it in the next LaunchNET newsletter. 
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Events & Workshops around NEO
The Commons Program is an entrepreneurship and innovation accelerator program designed to attract, develop, and retain the most talented and motivated minds by blending corporate innovation and student start-up ventures along with mentoring professionals to give students a truly unique, real-world experience. 
May 20 & 22
This event promotes cooperation among small businesses and MBEs to engage with corporations for the purpose of growth and development. Attendees will be able to capitalize on numerous benefits from attending this event including workshops, the business-to-business tradeshow, and networking.
JumpStart Inc. presents What's in a Name: A Conversation about Branding Your Business
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at JumpStart Inc., Cleveland
Wed, April 24, 2019
Deli Ohio: Canton

Join us on Wednesday, April 24 to support ten Stark County entrepreneurs as they pitch their business ideas to a live audience, and a panel of judges, for a chance to win up to $1000.
Learning Corner
10 Ways to Make Your Website Better - QuickBooks

Want to build your business in 2019? Start by making your website better with these 10 proven elements that will help your website win more business.

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