Besties for the resties
The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
I feel like our friendship has really evolved this semester. You've gotten to know me better, I've gotten to learn more about you...we're practically besties now 🫂

And you know, as besties we can tell each other secrets. So the fact that I didn't send a newsletter last week, let's keep that little secret between us 🤭

Highlights for the week include: microgrants and mentor awards, showcases and competitions in the region, going viral online, pitching, and LinkedIn.
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News & Announcements
Alumni Microgrants
Thanks to generous support from Burton D. Morgan Foundation, LaunchNET Kent State is offering microgrants of $500-3,000 for Kent State alumni!

Applications now open!
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Mentor Award
LaunchNET Clients can nominate a Kent State faculty member who will be recognized with a $1,000 Faculty Mentor Award for working with and supporting student innovators and entrepreneurs beyond the classroom!
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IN A FLASH: Pitch and Ponder
We hosted a showcase to highlight our student entrepreneurs! Read more and connect with the entrepreneurs on our Instagram.
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Events & Opportunities
Cleveland Small Business Impact Program Showcase | JumpStart
Join us to support these local entrepreneurs and find out who will take home the top prize!
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Life's a Pitch Competition | Bounce Innovation Hub
Support MORTAR at Bounce cohort 9 as they compete for $3,000 at the Life's a Pitch event. Meet and learn about o the graduates and their businesses while enjoying some delicious food, music and network with like-minded individuals.

Friday, May 12 at 5:30pm
Resources & Education

Learn how you can go viral on TikTok and Reels without participating in the latest trends.

One size does not fit all — and one deck does not fit all!

A startup should have three different pitch decks ready at any given moment. And here is an outline of what should be in each.
Fun & Stuff
LaunchNET Supports: Fiber Arts Throughout the start-up process an entrepreneur naturally develops the ability to balance wearing multiple hats at once…