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The latest & greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
Creating a community of Kent State makers, innovators, creators, collaborators, and business owners.
Stop by the LaunchNET office to grab coffee (or juice) and a snack to gear up for Finals Week on Monday morning. 

Check in with your advisors and let us know what your plans for the summer are. We look forward to seeing you! 
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2019
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is a great way to explore innovation and entrepreneurial thinking and network with students from 9 other NEO colleges!

Hosted at Kent State this year, EIW brings together teams to create new ideas, build innovative prototypes, creatively solve problems, and learn entrepreneurial, team-building, and communication skills while learning about regional resources and career contacts and potentially win prize money.

July 28-August 1, 2019: here at Kent State -- Open to ALL undergraduate students, regardless of major or class!  
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KENT-repreneur Live Podcast airs Today!
The final episode of the KENT-repreneur podcast goes live on May 2! 
It was a great discussion about innovation across Kent and entrepreneurial applications from Kent to the world. 
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Behind Kent State University’s 45 million dollar Design Innovation Hub
Interview with Design Innovation Initiative Director J.R. Campbell in FASHION UNITED.
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LaunchNET 2019 Expo & Awards
For & About Clients
Client Profile: Aceani Ross-Bigbee
In addition to starting her own fashion brand in high school, Aceani Ross-Bigbee has dreams to inspire other would-be fashionistas become their best selves.

We sat down to talk to her about her new venture, The Possible Me. 
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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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Summer Fashion Design Camps at Kent Fabrics
SIX weekly sessions to choose from!
May 27th - 31st
June 10th - 14th
June 24th - 28th
July 8th - 12th
July 22nd - 26th
August 12th - 16th

Each session runs from Monday to Friday from 9-2pm
find out more & register online
Around the Ecosystem
We provide training to help social entrepreneurs develop sustainability, determine their meaningful social impact, and become a part of their local social enterprise ecosystem.
Deadline to apply for the next cohort is May 6! 
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.
Wed May 22, 2019 4-8pm
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!
Join us for the fifth annual Startup Scaleup Northeast Ohio's largest single entrepreneurial event of the year--where more than 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders and many others come together for a day of learning, networking and celebrating entrepreneurship.
For entrepreneurs who live or work in the city of Cleveland and its neighborhoods, or entrepreneurs outside of Cleveland who are impacting (in a significant way) the citizens of the city of Cleveland or will impact the city of Cleveland via job growth over the next 18-24 months.
Applications close 7/12/19
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. 
Learning Corner
Top PayPal Alternatives for Startups | Startup Stash

PayPal is consider a pioneer and innovator when it comes to payments online. Thanks to advanacements in tech, new PayPal alternatives have emerged.

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