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Celebrate Pride with LaunchNET!
This year, LaunchNET (a welcoming KSU office) is partnering with the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month (June) and LGBTQ+ History month (October). 

If you are a Kent State student or alumni LGBTQ+-owned and/or focused company, LaunchNET would like to feature you if you are out & proud. 

Share some info with us so we can highlight your amazing-ness in our social media & newsletter! 
I want to be featured!
Sign up for Fall Design Innovation Courses
The entry point into collaborative design-infused problem-solving. Our goal is to grow and offer Cross-disciplinary Course Offerings -  Project-based learning that relies on multiple perspectives and Studios that will engage stakeholders and industry, and may include travel components. Seize this opportunity today! 
Find out about the DI courses
EEC Virtual Summer Side Hustle Program
INFO SESSION: Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 4pm - 4:30pm

EEC Side Hustle Summer is a program for college students offering workshops, coaching, and access to micro-grants to help get your side hustle started, or grow the side hustle you already have going.

All sessions are virtual. Up to 60 participants will receive a $50 - $200 micro-grant to get started or build on a side hustle. 
Find out more
Introduction to Creative Copywriting for Your Business
Innovate Springfield has partnered with UIS and Kent State University to bring you the experts who can help find the right way to promote your business. This webinar helps guide you on finding the best words and phrases to describe your products, your value proposition, or your "About" page.
Check out the webinar
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
May 26, 2021 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (free)

Learn how to read Cashflow and Profit & Loss financial statements to make good decisions about the health and planning of your business.
The Magnolia Market will be on the corner of Prospect St and Riddle Ave in Ravenna.

The kickoff is on Friday May 28th. We will be there every other Friday from 5:00 until 9:00.  We will have Vendors selling their goods, Produce, Food Trucks, Musical Entertainment, and activities for kids. 

If anyone is interested in being a vendor please email
June 2, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn whether or not you need protection for your small business's intellectual property. Attend this workshop and learn: 
  • Whether or not you need protection for your intellectual property 
  • Which methods are appropriate to your situation
  • What processes are involved? 
  • How much you can do yourself and at what point a lawyer might be needed?
June 3, 2021 - June 5, 2021
An opportunity to solve real-world problems facing our neighborhoods in Northeast Ohio. Sign up today to collaborate with other students, form ideas, collaborate, create prototypes, evaluate designs and pitch your solutions to improve our world. 

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® holds a competition for the most creative college student inventors to showcase their world-class inventions.

June 10, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Initiate is an online business training resource with over 100 interactive tools, templates, videos and guides to supplement your small business success. Each attendee will receive a free 30-day trial to the program!
Seeking speakers! There is no fee to participate and speakers will be promoted on the FES website and social media channels. 

This year the Female Entrepreneur Summit will reflect on the courage and resilience of female entrepreneurs and also celebrate a milestone, the 10th anniversary of FES.

Keep Learning!
8 Social Media Content Ideas to Incorporate into Your Strategy
Looking for inspiration? These social media content ideas will help you keep your feeds feeling fresh and engaging for your audience.

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How to Create an Effective Customer Journey Map
Outline your customer experience map with this free set of 7 templates. Included are a buyer's journey template, a current state template, and more.

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