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Congratulations to the Idea Olympics finalists!
LaunchNET 2020 Idea Olympics finalists will be pitching their ideas for a panel of judges on March 10, to try for a portion of the $4000 prize money!

Come and find out more about these ventures:
• Kytherio
• Stay Stylin'
• Trolder
• "Nice Guy" Fitness Studio & Martial Arts School
• Calitronics
• Advocates for Autism
• Virtue
• Brotherly Love
Attend the live pitch event on March 10!
LaunchNET Scholarships 2020
 LaunchNET is proud to announce the addition of a second student scholarship! 

Marty Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship LaunchNET Kent State’s 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign successfully funded the new Marty Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship, which is added to the Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship and the Faculty Award.
apply today!
Client Legal Needs Survey
This is a quick way for LaunchNET to find out what your needs and questions are regarding legal issues pertaining to your venture, product, or service. In order to bring the right resources to help our clients, we need to know what the most pressing issues and questions are. 
Thank you for your help! 
let us know your legal questions
The Entrepreneur Life: Wednesdays at 3pm!
Next week: Motivation & resilience

Javon Miller, student entrepreneur and LaunchNET Fellow, will host informal discussions about the "real life" stuff of being a young entrepreneur.

It's not just about your business (or business idea!), it's about your life. 
Don't miss the last 2 sessions!!
Client Profile: Dr. Tameka Ellington
Dr. Tameka Ellington, Fashion School faculty and entrepreneur, took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about her latest venture as a coach and author. 

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LaunchNET Book Club!
We are reading Guy Kawasaki's Art of the Start.
Come and discuss this great advice on entrepreneurship & innovation over snacks on FRIDAY, April 3 at noon, in the LaunchNET office
LaunchNET Accounting Hours
Not sure what you should be keeping track of for your business?
Confused about sales tax?
Need help setting up your bookkeeping?

LaunchNET is partnering with CBIZ to provide FREE accounting help for clients during the semester:

Friday, March 13
Friday, April 3 
sign up now
Local Happenings
JumpStart offers free educational workshops on a wide variety of topics, from capital readiness and go-to-market strategy to financial projections and growth planning. In order to provide the most value to participants, our workshops are focused on specific types of businesses at specific stages of growth.
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
The ideal candidate is someone who has an interest in start-up businesses and would like to evaluate start-ups for potential investment. This person likely has had an interest in business plan competitions or similar type entrepreneurial events. In addition, this individual must be a strong communicator who is able to work autonomously to complete assigned tasks.

The intern will be expected to work out of the OIF offices in Columbus, OH as well as be able to drive to other locations across the state for external events. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Apply on Handshake or email info@ohioinnovationfund.com for more details. 

Inspiring doesn't begin to cover it.

Each spring, we invite students from around the world to pitch ideas for conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while also solving a problem. Winners take home thousands of dollars to help make their ideas come true.

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2020
e-Fest® and the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge starts with an online competition. Undergraduate students in North America are encouraged to form teams and submit their venture pitches, for a chance at a quarter million dollars in prizes.
If you're interested in technology, this is a great chance to build up your resume and get experience with companies on the cutting-edge! You can be studying in any area, from STEM to business, communications, marketing and design. 

These are paid internships with a minimum of $15 an hour but you can negotiate for more, and we'll connect you with the companies.
Learning Corner
How to Grow Your Instagram Followers - The Startup - Medium
Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms. Maybe because I am a highly visual person, thus I enjoy scrolling through the feed and engaging with content creators. 
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