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Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2018
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is an intensive one-week, academic immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines to immerse themselves in the skills needed to help them develop new business concepts and apply these skills in a team-based business concept competition.

Teams of five students from each of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) eleven-member institutions will come together July 29-August 3, 2018, at the host school, John Carroll University.
Applications due by May 4th
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LaunchTalks by LaunchNET Kent State
New Episode with the FRESH APP team!

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

New episodes are released each week: Check out interviews with the founders of Case.MD, AnneCate, KiwiNation, & the Hermes helmet!
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On Friday, 7 Creative Hustle participants pitched their hustle to a group of judges, including speakers from the program and Dean of the College of the Arts, John Crawford-Spinelli.

CONGRATULATIONS to our 3 winners, who took home $250:
E'Lyric Christopher (Lyric's Cupcakes)
Zaria Ware (Sweet Ware Bakery)
Symone Baskerville (Kent Fabrics)
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Wonder What We do?
We do a variety of things: events, networking, work with departments and students orgs, talk to classes, individual support and advising, and other programs.

Here is a small example of an advising appointment in action: brainstorming words and ideas for a new venture!

Thanks to Tieisha & Llewésha for letting me share!
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CONGRATULATIONS to Javon Miller of BOVAZI Pens, for winning our 2018 "Burts Bucks" competition at the Awards & Expo! 
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
We are looking for three inspiring local entrepreneurs who are willing to share their personal stories of what it really takes to start and grow a business in Northeast Ohio. The one rule, your story must include a lesson or takeaway for the audience.

The finalists will each deliver a 15-minute presentation at this year’s Startup Scaleup on June 26. Applications close May 18th. Winners will be notified by June 1st.
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
Submit your proposal for an interactive, hands-on activity in which individuals of all ages and levels of skill may participate. 
Can you teach some form of movement (various types of dance, exercise or other physical activity)? Can you provide an activity that will bring out the artist in every person stopping by your booth? 

We are providing you with a chance to stretch the limits of your artistic and creative imagination - the sky's the limit! 

 The deadline to submit: 5 p.m. on June 1, 2018. Artists will be notified by July 15
Join our multi-award winning intern program. Do meaningful career-building work with real startups. Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium databases on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s  Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series.

This program is free but seating is limited.

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! 

Start In CLEVELAND Building awareness, network, and knowledge in the Northeast Ohio startup ecosystem. Join Us

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