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News & Announcements
LaunchNET Welcomes New Team Member
Help us welcome Alizeh Khalifa, our new Marketing Manager! 

She comes to Kent State with a BBA in Marketing Management from The University of Akron and experience working in a variety of organizations involved in the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem, including working with a number of regional startups. 
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Awareness, Acceptance, & Appreciation
We hope you're all having a wonderful start to Pride Month! In this newsletter we'd like to take a moment to highlight the LQBTQ+ Center at Kent State. 

The center is a welcoming environment to LGBTQ students and their allies. The informed staff strives to educate the campus community about sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure Kent State University remains a safe space for all students.

Fun Fact: This year the center celebrates its 10 year anniversary! 🥳🌈
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P.S. In partnership with the LQBTQ+ Center, LaunchNET is taking this month to feature Kent State LGBTQ+-owned and/or focused companies. If you, or someone you know, would like to be featured please click here.
Events & Opportunities
START 2021 | digitalundivided
Application closes June 13, 2021

START is a 3-week, 100% virtual program that helps Black and Latinx women transform their game-changing business ideas from concept to reality. The upcoming cohort focuses on innovations in the health & wellness industries.

For more information and details on the program, click the button below!
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Build Your MVP Program | JumpStart
Deadline to apply is June 18, 2021

JumpStart’s Build Your MVP Program (BYMVP) is an accelerated 6-week workshop following a proven blueprint for efficiently building your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to save time, money and creative energy

Details on the cohort program and the application are available below.
Apply Here
Growth & Investment | Cleveland Chain Reaction
The goal of CCR is to create jobs, investment and prosperity in Cleveland’s neighborhoods while providing education and information for entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to benefit our community.

Whether you are a small business, an entrepreneurial ecosystem support organization, or a business in the community interested in nurturing and promoting the next generation of small businesses in the city of Cleveland, there is an opportunity for you here!

To learn more and get involved, click below.
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Resources & Education

Shy? Introverted? You're not alone. Here are four ways to promote your work, business, or art online while saving your social energy.

This video series is designed to facilitate a dialogue on inclusion-related issues and initiatives in the workplace, provide tangible tools for implementing diversity and inclusion practices in your small business, and provide vital resources and community connections to grow your business.

It’s critical to structure your site in an intuitive and easy-to-navigate way to retain your audience’s attention. A sound website architecture will engage users and make your site rank on Google. Learn what website architecture is and 8 simple tricks to improve it.

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