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REMEMBER: We moved! 
The LaunchNET office is now located on the 2nd floor of the Library.
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THIS FRIDAY! LaunchNET office ribbon-cutting!
Please join LaunchNET and the University Libraries for a celebration of our new office! 

Friday, September 29 2 - 4pm 

Kent State University Library, second floor 

See our new space and meet some of our rising-star innovators & entrepreneurs. Food and refreshments will be provided after brief remarks. 

RSVP now
All the CEO Ladies: Build your Business without Ruining Yourself!
LaunchNET & Women's Center present
All the CEO Ladies: Build your Business without Ruining Yourself!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Williamson House

If you have your own business or are interested in starting one, please join us for a discussion focused on what it means to own your own business without sacrificing yourself in the process. We will be talking about mindfulness, balance and managing your work load!
Sign up now!
Build Your Own Brand: Deadline to Apply is October 1!
LaunchNET's Build Your Own Brand is now accepting applications for a five-week entrepreneurial workshop series. After applying, a select number of Kent State University students and alumni will be invited to participate in this cohort designed to assist in developing aspiring, underrepresented minority entrepreneurs into confident leaders with memorable brands.
At the end of the cohort, participants will present their business idea for a chance to win up to $1000.
All applications must be submitted by October 1, 2017
Submit your application
SKYHACK Aviation hackathon
Help "hack" problems in flight!

During the weekend of October 13-15, interdisciplinary student teams will innovate, produce prototypes and pitch their ideas for the chance at $10,000! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, work on interesting problems, and network with potential employers and faculty. 

This hackathon competition needs all types of expertise and creative thinking, so it doesn’t matter what your major is. Come and have fun, get fed for the weekend, and bring home some cash and prizes!
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CREATIVE HUSTLE: Entrepreneurial Skills for Professional Creatives
Join LaunchNET & the College of the Arts for a series of workshops & speaker panels all about how to make it with your art. Each month, you'll meet successful creative professionals from the area and then have a hands-on workshop to apply what you've learned! 

Come to an info session on THURSDAY OCTOBER 5: 12-1 (drop in as you can) in the Performing Arts Library
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So Good social entrepreneurship conference
Youngstown Business Incubator is hosting the SO GOOD Conference for and all about social entrepreneurship on October 12.

If you're interested, let us know so we can organize a group outing! 

Learn more about the So Good conference.
Let us know you want to go
Career-Day Wednesdays at LaunchNET
Get ready for your career! Need help with your resume, cover letters, or your personal elevator pitch?

Join advisors from both Career Exploration & Development AND LaunchNET for one-one-one consultations every Wednesday this Fall!

From 2-4pm, outside the LaunchNET office on the 2nd floor of the Library, CED advisors will be on hand as well as LaunchNET "pitch consultants" to help you prepare for the job hunt.
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LaunchNET Coffee & Conversation
Every Monday morning this Fall, LaunchNET Kent State is hosting clients and others interested in innovation & entrepreneurship for coffee and conversation.

Stop at the NEW LaunchNET office (2nd floor of the Library) any Monday between 9 and 11am for coffee, chat with the LaunchNET staff and maybe meet your next business partner! 

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LaunchNET Clients
These days, consumers can buy the latest clothing trends quickly and inexpensively. Critics, however, maintain that this “fast fashion” can be detrimental to the environment.


Has your company reached a significant milestone? Gotten some great press coverage? Hired an employee? Launched a product? Exhibited at an event? 
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
Design. Build. Party. Kent State's annual hackathon, October 6-8th 2017.
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and start companies. These events are very community focused and provide a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation presents PITCH U 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Don't miss this opportunity to compete with peers, win prizes, and present your business idea - in 90 seconds or less- to a panel of real investors. Participants get lunch and a chance to network with local angel investors.
Check out some great startups and help entrepreneurs make a connection to help take their idea to the next step.
OCTOBER 4: 7pm

Other interesting stuff
Submit your technology, company, or project for review by investment, city, and industry leadership. Top ranked submissions will be offered an opportunity to showcase and present your solution to investment, city, and industry prospectors.
Apply to speak at TED x Kent State!

Pale Blue Dot: Its been said that some of the best things come in the smallest packages. And in the grand ethos of the universe, earth is simply a Pale Blue Dot. 
The Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition. 3-day workshop at Tory Burch, 1- year fellowship, $10,000 business education grant, and the opportunity to pitch for $100,000 grant investment.

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