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The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
Good afternoon folks! And when I say good, I mean good.

It's sunny, it's warm. I think the groundhog knew what he was talking about. Shoutout to you Phil. Live long. 

Highlights for the week include: Pitch & Ponder next Thursday (the one we've all been waiting for), LunchNET end of this month (save your spot), local markets, and pitch competitions on and off campus.
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Spotlights & Shoutouts
Mold Militia learned about LaunchNET last fall, taking part in workshops and tabling at our end of semester showcase. As they gear up for the 2024 pressure washing season, let's learn a little more about them!

Shoutout to your current success and here's to an even better 2024!
Mold Militia
News & Announcements
Pitch & Ponder
Join us for Pitch & Ponder! A stress-free, low stakes open mic night for founders and creatives to share their ideas, practice their personal or business pitches, and connect with other like-minded go-getters. 

Thursday, February 15 at 4pm
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LunchNET: Freelancing w/ David and Chad
This speaker series to inspire and advise early entrepreneurs. This month we are featuring Kent State VCD professors, David Wilson and Chad Lewis! David and Chad are established designers and illustrators, having published their own work along with having experience as freelance artists.

Thursday, February 29 from 12-1pm
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Events & Opportunities
Spring Pitch Competition | Brinzo Center
The Brinzo Center for Entrepreneurship hosts an annual pitch competition to help grow and nurture student startups within the Ambassador Crawford College's entrepreneurship program each spring. In total, $20,000 will be awarded at the live Spring Pitch Competition.

Open to all KSU majors!

Apply by Wednesday, February 14
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Makers Market
Vendor application for Acorn Alley's Makers Market craft show! They are looking for talented artists of any kind to display and sell their work at our pop up market.

February 17-18th, 12-5pm 
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Stark Tank Pitch Competition | Stark
The goal of Stark Tank is for students to think through their creative ideas while providing the realization that Stark County is a place where creativity can thrive. The Sharks (judges and mentors) are in place. They will seek to validate, encourage, and constructively challenge the contestants' thought processes.

Apply by Friday, March 1
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