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News & Announcements
The Entrepreneur Life Thursday, Nov 12!
One last session of The Entrepreneur Life with Javon left for the semester!
Come and meet other Kent State entrepreneurs and learn the "inside scoop" of being an entrepreneur in college! 
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Virtual Drop-in Advising on Discord!
Virtual Drop-in advising on the LaunchNET Discord Server!

THURSDAY 11/12: 2-4pm
TUESDAY 11/17: 2-4pm

Pop in and ask a question, run an idea by our advisors, or just say hi! 
November All the CEO Ladies - book discussion
WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2020: 5:30-7 pm via Google Meet

For November, we will be discussing Brené Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection! 

We will talk about the lesson in the book that we can apply as "whole-hearted" entrepreneurs and share what we learned. 
Be a part of the conversation!
University Library Newsletter Fall 2020
Read more about LaunchNET's move to the DI Hub and more.
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Client News
GAC hosts workshop led by KSU alum & LaunchNET client Tiffany Roeper!
Expecting Gratitude

Learn how to live expecting, planning for, and knowing joy and to challenge negative habits and perceptions as you learn to live above the noise.

If you're interested in attending, send Tabitha a note (tmessmor@kent.edu) to be part of the LaunchNET registration.
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Survey on Fashion Renting Service
Help out a fellow LaunchNET client, Heeju Noe, with some customer research on fashion renting! 
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Kent State Student Wins $1,000 in NEO IdeaLabs Pitch Competition
On Thursday October 22, Luke Leyden (junior, computer engineering technology) found himself pitching his entrepreneurial venture, Trolder, to a panel of judges via Zoom in the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium's IdeaLabs competition. 
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
Help us develop a student-led and curated content effort focused on helping college students learn about how to start, manage, and lead a business.
Check out the recording of Conversations & performances from superstar artists featuring: Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Chance The Rapper, Magic Johnson, Jamie Foxx, Robert Johnson, LL Cool J and more!
Useful Info for your Biz
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:00 am

During this webinar you will learn about the IMAGE grant program. The program provides grant funds to eligible business to engage in eligible international promotion activities. Businesses can access up to $10,000 through a 50% reimbursement basis.
The University of Akron’s SEED (Small Entrepreneur and Economic Development) Legal Clinic will be offering the first of our virtual “classes,” lasting approximately 30 minutes including Q&A, on Friday, November 13 at 11:00 am on Operating Agreements.  

Establishing a budget at the beginning will ensure you’re able to forecast profits over time and monitor spending habits as your business grows.

Living Cities and the Kauffman Foundation collaborate on an impact investing fund dedicated to closing the racial income and wealth gaps.

Cool & Interesting
Celebrate First-Gen Students week!
I AM FIRST Week of activities 2020. Monday, November 9-13 National First-Generation Celebration. In 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-generation Student Success launched the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration!

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Ohio | NOV 16 - NOV 18
Find the list of events on the website!
Reasons to celebrate and attend: 
  • Meet fellow founders, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors in casual venues and virtual spaces to talk shop, build partnerships and accelerate growth
  • Learn about Ohio innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Join a #GiveFirst culture focused on growing community through entrepreneurship
  • Learn from savvy industry-experts
  • See how business, culture, and philosophy converge to create equal opportunities for success regardless of background or privilege
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