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*PLEASE NOTE* In accordance with Kent State's current policy, all LaunchNET venture meetings will be virtual and all in-person events are cancelled for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.
We are still open and happy to assist with you with any advising and business questions you may have.
If you are a current client, visit ksulaunch.net/appointment to schedule with your advisor and an online meeting link will be included in your confirmation email.
We are working some virtual ways to stay in touch and continue to have group meet-ups, like our new book club, The Entrepreneur Life, All the CEO Ladies, and BYOB. Keep watching your email and this newsletter for announcements as we roll them out!
We have created an online home, through the Flash Mentor website, for the ACL Community to continue to connect. This is a place to connect, share information, advice, ask questions, and generally do what we do in person!
ACL members will be receiving an email invitation. You can also join the community through the link below.
The Career Exploration and Development staff and Career Peers are available to answer brief questions during drop-in hours. To ensure questions are answered in a timely manner, please join fifteen minutesbefore the end of the drop-in session. For questions requiring more than 10-15 minutes, we encourage you to schedule an appointment through KSU Advising.
“We have to start knitting masks. My director of health just emailed the entire staff.”
For Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, these were the worst words he had ever heard from a close friend working at one of Cleveland’s top hospitals.
Joining Cardenas in these efforts are Yuqiao Xu, a data scientist and alumna of Kent State, and Michelle S. Park Kołacz and Siera Santos Terry, both master’s students at Kent State’s Fashion Industry Studies program.
Behind Anne Cate’s Stark, Stylish Skyline Bags And Pillows We talk to Mentor designer Anne Skoch about the inspiration behind her products, the irony of her new best-seller and how the purse maker is overcoming coronavirus challenges.
Our stories past and present are the ingredients to creating ourselves. Storytelling is a big part of how our forebears entertained and educated children on life and lessons to learn as they navigated it. StoryTime brings that to you and your family. So sit back, tune up, grab some tea (or hot cocoa) and “edutain” yourself!
Virtual Event for the Knowledgable Network of Women: April 15 at 9am: "Switching Lanes" ~ Recognizing and Understanding Your Value!
I bet you didn't know that you already have what it takes! Your contributions in and out of the workplace make you inexplicably you, however, we often fail to recognize the difference we make. Join us as we talk about what it means to switch lanes while embracing our value!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, EMAIL TABITHA (tmessmor-at-kent.edu) BY APRIL 12, SO WE CAN REGISTER AS A GROUP.
The Collegiate Inventors Competition® (CIC), a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, is a national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisers. The competition encourages students who actively pursue invention. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics and technology studies, but creative invention can emerge from any course of study.
Do you have a business or an idea for a business in Akron?
Over $100,000 in grants available in Akron’s small business competition! Rubber City Match connects vacant retail spaces with new and expanding small businesses. If you can dream it, we’ll help you build it in Akron!
Intent to Commercialize: A strong commitment to exploring commercialization of your science or tech innovation.
Social/Environmental impact: Inventions that will scale to address a pressing social, health, or environmental need. We fund innovations that can solve challenges including health, food security, energy, and climate change.
Student team identified: Teams that include two or more students and a faculty advisor.
Join creative consultant and co-owner of Akron's AVclub Phil Anderson for a webinar devoted to helping artists learn more about producing, distributing, live streaming, and getting paid for creative work in this time of social distancing and staying at home.
You are eligible for a loan if you are a small business that employs 500 employees or fewer. Sole proprietors, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and self-employed individuals are all eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program.
A patent expert shares where entrepreneurs go wrong and what to watch out for You’ve got a big idea! This is the one that’s going to change your life and the lives of others, you’re sure of it. But are you positive it hasn’t been done before? Is it different enough to set it apart…