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LaunchNET 2019 Expo & Awards
Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate another fantastic year! 
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CONGRATULATIONS to our scholarship & faculty award winners!
We were very excited to announce that Lauren McKown won the 2019-2020 Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship and  Dr. ing. Edgar E. Kooijman, Director of the Biotechnology Program and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, received the Paul L. Pfeiffer Faculty Mentor Award for his work with the winning Mission:Life team.
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Come shop the Spring 2019 Pop-Up Shop
Support your fellow Kent State entrepreneurs at the LaunchNET Spring Pop-Up Shop on Wednesday, May 1st from 4-7pm at Tree City Coffee in Downtown Kent. 
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2019
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is an intensive one-week (ish) immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines to immerse themselves in the skills needed to help them develop new business concepts and apply these skills in a team-based business concept competition.
July 28-August 1, 2019, at Kent State University
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KENT-repreneur Live: Mon, Apr 29, 2019
A panel discussion about innovation at Kent State.

Join KSU innovators from different fields and backgrounds for a conversation about what innovation looks like and means at Kent State. The recording of the discussion will air on Thursday, May 2nd, as the final episode of the KENT-repreneur podcast.
Kent State Celebrates Construction Launch of Its Design Innovation Hub
The Design Innovation (DI) Hub will bring innovations from many disciplines together in a 68,000-square-foot building near the center of the Kent Campus.
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For & About Clients
Kent State Students Come Together to Invent for the Planet
Multiple departments come together to support global innovation

While many students use their weekends to work or catch up on sleep or homework, a dozen Kent State students spent the weekend of February 15-17 participating in a global “virtual hackathon” called Invent for the Planet (IFTP). 
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Join the Girl Gang for an evening with Anne Cate!
Thursday, May 2nd
6 - 8 PM

You will get to:
  • Monogram your own Anne Cate Makeup bag in the city skyline of your choice. (Or monogram one for your mom- Mother's Day is the following weekend!)
  • Meet Anne Skoch, founder of Anne Cate, and hear how she launched her business
  • Network
  • Tour the brand new Anne Cate studio and shop the whole Anne Cate line
  • Enjoy a bubbly bar!
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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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Around the Ecosystem
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Be the first to see the newly renovated first-floor of Bounce and get a hands-on look at everything happening at Akron’s innovation hub!
JumpStart presents Raising a Better Round: A Conversation About Fundraising for Founders
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Aloft on the Lake, Cleveland
The Commons Program is an entrepreneurship and innovation accelerator program designed to attract, develop, and retain the most talented and motivated minds by blending corporate innovation and student start-up ventures along with mentoring professionals to give students a truly unique, real-world experience. 
StartinCLE presents Co-Founder Speed Dating 2019 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Have a startup idea but need someone to help you build it? Great at developing cool stuff, but need a business savvy comrade to bring it all together? Need design help? 
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.
Join us for a day focused on helping your small business access the resources, support and opportunities you need to grow. Hosted by the Business Growth Collaborative—a network of 11 entrepreneurial support organizations in Northeast Ohio—the day is structured to allow business owners and their teams gain access to the specific tools that best match their unique needs at no cost to the small business. 
Learning Corner
Hiram College: Fireside Chats and Podcasts
Check out the podcast from our friends at Hiram, who hosted a number of local entrepreneurs talking about their stories and lessons learned, including our own Anne Skoch
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