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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 LaunchNET Idea Olympics participants!
Congratulations to all of our participants in this year's Idea Olympics! Everyone was great & made it difficult for the judges.

Special kudos to:
Simone Baskerville/ Kent Fabrics
Javon Miller/ Bovazi Handcrafted Pens & Pencils
Mar'issa McKinney & India Pineiro/ Fabnetics

TONIGHT! Come check out our Social Entrepreneurship Event!
Do Good: Social Entrepreneurship: Two-Part Speaker Event and Team Challenge - Wednesday, March 21: 6pm in the Library

Speakers: Evan Delahanty of Peaceful Fruits & Gianna Centofanti

What would you do with a $1 million to make the world a better place?? (cash prizes)
Register today!
Survey about on-campus pop-up shops
The Provost Leadership Academy group is looking at providing the opportunity for students to sell their creations and/or gently used materials to other students on campus.

This survey will help us determine interest in the concept of "Flash Shops."

Thank you for participating; your time and input is greatly appreciated!
take the survey
Kent State Mini Maker Faire: April 13
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.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Apply to exhibit
Apply to sell at LaunchNET's Spring Pop-up Shop
Looking for a great way to sell some products, test a new concept, or just get in front of a crowd?

LaunchNET's Spring Pop-up Shop will take place Friday, April 20th from 5-8pm at Tree City Coffee in downtown Kent. 
Applications due March 23
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
LaunchNET Clients
Get answers to your law questions for FREE
Whether you need to know about partnership agreements, how to set up an LLC, or if you have any intellectual property to protect, sign up to talk with our FREE legal consultant in the LaunchNET office. 
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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
Akron's Bounce Innovation Hub Open House
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 526 S Main St, Akron
Network with local startups, small businesses, program leaders and supporters of innovation in our region
We fund and train student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures. Our E-Team Program provides funding, immersive workshops, and specialized coaching to student STEM innovators to help them move their inventions into the marketplace.
Start in CLE Founder Dinner - March 2018 AKRON EDITION!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar Restaurant, Akron
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Attend an informational session at the think[box] to learn how you can engage with leading NEO companies in Additive Manufacturing, Energy Storage, and Smart Devices & Systems (Internet of Things).
The audience at our events is made up of members of the local entrepreneurial community that want to help create, nurture and grow the next generation of great companies.
April 18, 2018 at Blu Jazz in Akron
Other interesting stuff

Enter your business by March 28 for a chance to win up to $25,000 in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.

Youngstown Business Incubator/Team NEO
Paid Internship $10 - $15 hour. Student teams will be developed consisting of 4-6 students from different majors to develop existing technologies into startups.
Check out the VentureWell BME competition! The national bmeidea competition offers university biomedical entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 and receive critical early-stage validation of their ideas
JumpStart Inc. presents The Road Toward Raising Venture Capital
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at MidTown Tech Hive, Cleveland
The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all Attendees and Participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!
Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
Learn How to Build a Startup - Lean Launchpad | Udacity
Learn how to start a startup in this online course from Steve Blank with the Lean Launchpad. Learn key steps and insights to successfully build a startup business.

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