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News & Announcements
CONGRATS to our micro-grant recipients!
In response to the pandemic and the inability to hold in-person competitions and other entrepreneurial support activities, LaunchNET Kent State looked for novel yet meaningful ways to support Kent State's student entrepreneurs this semester. These Spring 2021 pivots included a virtual, cohort-based program called Black Women Bosses and a Launch micro-grant program offering $99-$500 for business advancement.
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Attention Nonprofits!
Are you working on a nonprofit venture?
LaunchNET is partnering with Cleveland Life Institute, who is offering a multi-week program this summer all about running a successful nonprofit. 
If you're interested, reach out to your LaunchNET advisor for more information! 
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Introduction to Copywriting for Your Business: Virtual Workshop
LaunchNET is partnering with Innovate Springfield to present a workshop to help you with writing for your business.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
5:00 PM-6:30 PM

It's easy to overlook the amount of writing that goes into your business. Everything from pitch decks and presentations, to flyers and websites. That's why Innovate Springfield has partnered with UIS and Kent State University to bring you the experts who can help. If you're stuck or unsure about what words to use to best describe your products, your value proposition, or your "About" page, Dr. Jennifer Martin and Tabitha Messmore have some tips and tricks for you in this session. 
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Sign up for Fall Design Innovation Courses
The entry point into collaborative design-infused problem-solving. Our goal is to grow and offer Cross-disciplinary Course Offerings -  Project-based learning that relies on multiple perspectives and Studios that will engage stakeholders and industry, and may include travel components. Seize this opportunity today! 
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EEC Student survey 2021
Help us create impactful programs and resources for college student entrepreneurs by responding to this survey by May 15, 2021

The Entrepreneurship Education Consortium offers competitions, funding, workshops, and hands-on experiences to NEO college student entrepreneurs. Visit us at www.eecohio.org 

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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
The SBA works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. SBA administers several programs and services that assist small businesses in meeting the requirements to receive government contracts. Find out how these programs can help your business.

Do you want to help scale startups, diligence investments, and make real impact? Our internship program is highly selective and takes a holistic review of candidates' educational, professional, and extracurricular backgrounds. 
Created as a key pillar of KKR's COVID-19 Relief Effort, KKR Small Business Builders (SBB) aims to support entrepreneurs and their small businesses around the world. The grants are designed to help business owners sustain their enterprises, maintain or create jobs, and spur economic opportunity as they respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and recover from its resultant economic dislocation.

This program is designed for entrepreneurs focused on building a world where people and nature can thrive together. In 2021 this program hopes to provide hybrid virtual/ in-person programming, if possible, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

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When you boldly share yourself, your heart, and your values through your business, you'll find that a connected, excited community will begin to grow and thrive. The sense of belonging will help you have loyal customers who want to support you and your business.

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