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LaunchNET News & Events
Shop with your favorite student businesses on Friday!
Come downtown & support your fellow student entrepreneurs!

LaunchNET's Spring Pop-up Shop will take place Friday, April 20th from 5-8pm at Tree City Coffee in downtown Kent. 
LaunchNET Awards & Expo: April 23
Join us as we celebrate another great year at LaunchNET Kent State!

Our Awards & Expo event will be in the evening, at Ray's Place in downtown Kent!  Come and see what our clients have been building as they exhibit their ventures, meet other friends of LaunchNET, and learn about all we do to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Northeast Ohio.

LAUNCHNET CLIENTS: Sign up NOW as an exhibitor to reserve your table.
Be a better communicator!
INNOVATION COMMUNICATION: Collaborative Connections
Learn techniques for creating positive, innovative interactions with a variety of audiences.

This workshop is for students, staff, or faculty who want to improve their interpersonal or presentation skills and tap into innovative thinking and interacting.

Wednesday, April 25: 10am-noon
(lunch provided after workshop)
sign up
Creative Hustle Finale
Join us to celebrate the creativity of our  students who participated in the Creative Hustle series this semester!

There will be networking, food, and students will pitch their creative projects for a chance to win funding for the project.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Kent State University Library, 2nd floor: Provost Conference room

Sponsored by the College of the Arts, Career Exploration & Development, and LaunchNET
LIVE Teen Pitch Tank
Calling all Northeast Ohio High School Students!
Monday, April 30th from 6-8 PM
Kent State University Student Center, Room 306A

Dream of being on Shark Tank?
$500 in total CASH prizes for top 3 finishers
Sign up now
LaunchTalks by LaunchNET Kent State, hosted by Lindsay Pizzurro
Help us LAUNCH our brand new PODCAST: LaunchTalks

Listen to the stories of Kent State founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. 

Two episodes have already been released: interviews with the founders of Case.MD and AnneCate!
Subscribe now
LaunchNET Clients
Get up to $500 for your venture! LaunchNET Launch Fund
Apply for a grant of up to $500 for your venture from LaunchNET Kent State. 

Winners will be announced at the LaunchNET Awards & Expo event on April 23, 2018.
apply now!
Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship
A new endowed scholarship fund has been developed in honor of Paul L. Pfeiffer to support the students of LaunchNET Kent State. The prizes will recognize one innovative Kent State student and one Kent State faculty member each year. 

The $1000 student scholarship will recognize an outstanding, motivated graduate or undergraduate Kent State student who is a regular client of LaunchNET.
details & application
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
Plug and Play Cleveland Talent Meetup 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], Cleveland

**Drop a note to your advisor if you're interested in attending and need a ride!
The Youngstown Business Incubator, along with America Makes, and Team NEO, are developing an infrastructure to provide commercialization services for technologies related to Additive Manufacturing (AM).
Bringing community together to talk about social issues and come up with innovative solutions, launching new ideas and businesses, and fostering sustainable solutions.
Other interesting stuff
Join our multi-award winning intern program. Do meaningful career-building work with real startups. Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.

Apply to be a vendor at a new market in North Akron!
Compete with the nation’s most creative and innovative university students while networking with the most influential innovation leaders in the world.
Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
Entrepreneurs Need Support Networks Now More Than Ever — YFS Magazine
Even in today’s information age, the importance of collaborative networks has not diminished, but rather changed form.
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