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Got 90 seconds? It could win you $$$
$1,000 in prizes is up for grabs— including best business pitch and best personal pitch—All you have to do is pitch your business idea or career goal in 90 second! 

Make a video, upload it at the link below, and you could be one of the finalists competing for some extra bank! 

Enter by OCT 10!
The Entrepreneur Life TONIGHT at 5pm!
Every Thursday, join the conversation about what it takes beyond just an idea to live The Entrepreneur Life! 
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Need some help making it through study from home?
Tabitha prepared these talking points and collection of links to help with working & studying from home. 

Let us know if they help!
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EEC Virtual IdeaLabs Final Pitch event: OCT 22
Cheer on two of our LaunchNET clients who won spots in the regional IdeaLabs pitch competition! 

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3rd Annual FlashLab Pitch Contest Opens | Kent State Student Media - Oct 15th
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Student Media FlashLab Innovation Pitch Contest: The Year We Need It Most! 

We are seeking our students' creative ideas to help guide Student Media toward growth and progress in the areas of content creation, audience engagement, revenue generation and collaboration. 
submit your idea by OCT 15!
Anti-Racism Training for Students: How Students Can Get Involved | Kent State University
The Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers anti-racism training on Kent State’s campus, which consists of a series of sessions that include anti-racism workshops, Cultural Competency Basics & Awareness, Understanding Unconscious Bias, Leadership, Mindset & Care, Learning How to Be an Ally, and various additional topics on equity, inclusion, microaggressions and diversity.

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Client News
Congrats on your award, Justin!!
As part of the Case.MD team and all-around great guy, LaunchNET Client Justin Gleason is going places! 
Check out this profile from Kent State
COVID's Impact on Women & Girls Series: Sunday, October 11, 2020 | Sunday, December 6, 2020
Join LaunchNET client & All the CEO Ladies member Dr. Rachel Anderson, as her nonprofit, Center for Gender, Education & Empowerment (CGEE), presents COVID's Impact on Women & Girls Series
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Brandi's Mindset: Talking about her meeting with LaunchNET on YouTube
From Tabitha: I am SO proud to be a business coach for this amazing young woman, who after a class visit from LaunchNET, stayed in touch with us and is working on her business idea, while she is still in high school
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Peek inside my original Coloring Book!
Alumni LaunchNET client is looking for someone interested in helping sell copies for a commission.

They would assist in developing a streamlined semi-passive and scalable sales strategy. The books make wonderful gifts for children and adults alike, and I have a feeling they will be an easy sell during the holiday season, if marketed skillfully! 

Interested? Contact Paisley at paisleyparvatidevi@gmail.com
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
(Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30 p.m.)

In October 2020, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a virtual intermediate level Etsy course, aimed at shop owners who have an Etsy store and who are looking to grow their business This brand-new four-week course will cover how to build solid a customer profile and use it to strengthen your shop’s branding, listings, and appearance. Learn a variety of ways to connect with your customers, make choices about which ones are right for your shop, and evaluate the effectiveness. The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 
Kent Hack Enough is ready to blast to the past! Come login to the simulations as we work together online and make some amazing projects!

Whether you're totally new to tech & design or a seasoned pro, come spend a weekend making something great with us!
Research a local news organization and come up with a new way for them to engage with their community. The outlet can be any type — TV, radio, newspaper, non-profit, weekly, online only, monthly, etc. And your engagement idea can be anything! Be creative and think outside the usual avenues for that outlet, brainstorm with them to see what they’d be interested in trying with you.

Create a plan on how you would work with them to implement your idea over a three-month period. You will need to detail the necessary steps, milestones and how you plan to measure success at the end of your three months. Submit this idea below by Oct. 31, 2020.
The JOANN Minority Creative Grant program will commit $100,000 to Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, and charitable efforts to continue creating, inspiring and finding their Happy Place.

Enter our fall 2020 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition! We’ll be selecting 10 finalists who live or own a business in the city of Cleveland to pitch online for a chance to win up to $2,500. 
Discover what #SheEOmagic is all about... calling radically generous women from around the world to join this virtual gathering on Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm EDT 
Join the movement.
Change the world.
November 19, 2020


Join Start Small Think Big and Dr. Lisanne Norman for a Two-Part Lecture/Discussion Series as they investigate how historical and systemic racism in America created this problem – and how we can work toward possible solutions. 
Useful Info for your Biz
Welcome to the first installment of the NextView Ventures Early Stage Startup Guides. 
Creating a successful company can hinge on whether or not you build a product that people want.
There's more than one way for a company to generate revenue, and now's the time for businesses to explore new revenue streams if they hope to endure. 
Speakers and information abound at the virtual Hudson Library virtual Entrepreneurship workshops.

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