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LAST CHANCE!! Apply for the LaunchNET Scholarship!
2019 Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship
Any client of LaunchNET is eligible to apply for $1000 for undergrad or graduate studies!
Plus the opportunity to attend an entrepreneurship conference!
Who has helped you get here??? Make sure they get recognized!
Paul L. Pfeiffer Faculty Mentor Award-2019

Nominate a Kent State faculty member for the $1000 Faculty Mentor Award, for working with and supporting student innovators and entrepreneurs beyond the classroom.

Current students and recent alumni can nominate their hardworking faculty heroes.
DEADLINE is Friday--take a moment to nominate your fave!
LaunchNET 2018-19 Expo & Awards on April 23
Come celebrate another great year with LaunchNET at Ray's Place downtown on Tuesday April 23!

Sign up to attend or exhibit!
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Kent State Mini Maker Faire
The Kent State Mini Maker Faire is free and open to the public. We will also accept walk-ins during the event, but being preregistered helps to expedite your entrance and get you started with making!
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KENT-repreneur by Kent State Student Media
LaunchNET is proud to be a sponsor of the Kent-repreneur podcast.

Check out all the episodes, but we're especially proud of our clients who are featured, and our good friend Steve Roberts, who is in the latest episode.
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Attend the LaunchTown Experience Final Competition on April 15
Please join us as student finalists from colleges and universities across Ohio compete for $20,000 in prizes for their new venture. 
The 12th annual LaunchTown EXP™ Competition includes three competition categories: 1) LaunchTown SOAR™ competition for high-tech student businesses; 2) LaunchTown LIFTOFF™  for new undergrad student teams; and 3) LaunchTown LaunchChef™ competition for food-based startups.
Spring 2019 Pop-Up Shop Vendor Form
The LaunchNET Spring Pop-Up Shop will take place Wednesday, May 1st from 4-7pm at Tree City Coffee in Downtown Kent.

Please fill out your business information to be considered for a place as a vendor in this year's Pop-Up Shop.

Applications are due April 19th. Decisions will be announced by April 23rd. 

Apply today!
For & About Clients
LAST day for Accounting support this semester: April 26!
There are only a couple time slots left to meet with our (free) accounting support person, in the LaunchNET office!

Get a jump on those summer sales by making sure your books are set up properly. 
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Submit your ETSY shop to be featured
LaunchNET is pulling together an "etsy roundup" to feature clients with shops to feature in the newsletter and online. 

submit your shop!
Last Chance!
Only TWO more opportunities this semester to get your legal questions answered:

April 11
April 18
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⌘Export: VCD BFA Show 2019
CONGRATULATIONS!! To our Student Designer, Emily, on her BFA show at Taylor Hall’s second-floor gallery on April 5 at 5pm
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Help a LaunchNET client & local food entrepreneur!
Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe. You can make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25.

Help support Julie, founder of Savory Snackage LLC, expand their business.
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Want to advertise your venture?
If you want to get in front of nearly 3000 folks (not just KSU students) in Northeast Ohio, to advertise an event, share some good news, or get some help, we can help! 

Give us the info and we can include it in the next LaunchNET newsletter. 
Tell us all about it
Events & Workshops around NEO
May 20 & 22
This event promotes cooperation among small businesses and MBEs to engage with corporations for the purpose of growth and development. Attendees will be able to capitalize on numerous benefits from attending this event including workshops, the business-to-business tradeshow, and networking.
JumpStart Inc. presents What's in a Name: A Conversation about Branding Your Business
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at JumpStart Inc., Cleveland

How can Cleveland get its entrepreneurial scene on par with places like Austin, Boulder, Chicago, and Silicon Valley? By encouraging startup founders to break bread together, naturally.

The 11th annual celebration will feature a free, public keynote from Graham Veysey, a serial entrepreneur with a wide range of businesses in consumer products and media. Following the keynote will be an opportunity to purchase creations from University School middle school students and other students from across Northeast Ohio at the Young Entrepreneur Market.
To be eligible to pitch at the competition on Wednesday, April 24, you must be located in Stark County or intend to relocate to Stark County, complete the form below by April 4th, and be available to meet with the Canton Innovation District Manager by April 9th.
LaunchHouse presents Winning Elevator Pitch Training & Startup Standup Open Mic

Monday, April 8, 2019 at Bounce Innovation Hub, Akron

Comeback Capital Bowl. University incubators, pre-accelerator Midwest startups pitch to win an investment from venture capital. 

Job & Internship opportunities
The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Business Development Team, in collaboration with OHTec , Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) and RITE will host the "Linking IT Talent Job Fair" on Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Brecksville Community Center.
This is a FREE event!
Each year Flashstarts employs 25-35 college interns who are matched with multiple startup teams from the Flashstarts Labs and Accelerator programs. 
Our interns focus on tech development and automation, customer validation, sales, marketing, social media and brand development.  
Learning Corner
How to Hire a Web Designer | Website Guide | 2018 - Tech.co

Our guide to hiring a web designer covers what you need to know, how much it costs, and how the cost compares to building a website yourself.

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