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Career Exploration Fair | Kent State University
Join LaunchNET for an Elevator Pitch practice session before you hit the virtual tables at the Career Fair! 
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TODAY! a virtual screening of the documentary And She Could Be Next!
To celebrate Constitution Day, Kent State University Libraries is offering a virtual screening of the documentary And She Could Be Next. 
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will include the filmmakers, Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia and Jyoti Sarda, as well as Kent State faculty members Denise Harrison, Joycelyn Harrison, Ph.D., and Janine Tiffe, Ph.D. 

And She Could Be Next follows a defiant movement of women of color as they transform politics from the ground up. Filmed during the historic 2018 midterm elections, the series follows the campaign of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. This moving documentary asks whether democracy can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized. View the film’s trailer at www.amdoc.org/watch/media/1371/.
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Featured Community: The Entrepreneur Life
What are some "real-life stuff" questions you have about the life of an entrepreneur? Any particular topics you want to hear about or questions you want answered?

Join LaunchNET student fellow Javon every Thursday (starting 9/24) at 5pm to talk about the real stuff of being entrepreneur. And you can also connect with others in the Entrepreneur Life online community.
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Client News
Limitless Month 2020 | Limitless Ambition
Join us in purposeful empowering conversations every Wednesday in the month of October. We will offer insights, solutions, and tools that will inspire you to pursue a Limitless Life!  

This is a free Zoom event and we look forward to making meaningful connections and creating an environment where women can thrive! Please register for each session you would like to attend below. A zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the session.
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through an intensive 7-meeting critical evaluation. Our goal is to help faculty, students, and the community answer important questions about their business, product or technology idea through coaching and direct customer interactions.
Kent Hack Enough is ready to blast to the past! Come login to the simulations as we work together online and make some amazing projects!

Whether you're totally new to tech & design or a seasoned pro, come spend a weekend making something great with us!
Help us celebrate the companies in our inaugural MORTAR cohort. Join us as seven pitch finalists compete for the top spot!
Join us Sept. 22 on Facebook Live as we celebrate and showcase our inaugural MORTAR at Bounce program participants. They're coming to the close of their 15-week cohort and seven finalists will compete for the top spot. There is no cost to attend; just register and log on at 6 p.m. We will provide a link to the event on the night of.
SEPTEMBER 23 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
AMPLIFY Speaker Series Presents a Live Stream event on VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES

How will virtual experiences affect your business moving forward? Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs and experts on their experiences during and post-pandemic. 
Sep 29 - Oct 1, 7 & 8, 2020
The dawn of the age of digital learning has created an awakening of ingenuity, innovation and perseverance that is not defined by an individual, company, school or technology. It is an ecosystem of heart, energy and passion driven by purposeful change. This is why we bring you ASU+GSV Virtual Summit 2020 – imagining a new era in which all people have equal access to the future. Attendance will be free of charge.
 Cleveland Clinic Innovations presents 2020 Medical Innovation Summit - Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Summit is where influential investors, entrepreneurs, clinicians and industry professionals collaborate to drive healthcare change according to its most pressing priorities, including the growing need to make health practice more efficient, transparent, value-based and connected, with a focus on virtual care and other digital health initiatives.
On November 6 - 7, 2020, join CEO Global Headquarters and it's membership from around the globe as they convene, from the comfort of their own home, dorm room, apartment, poolside, backyard, and wherever they feel most inspired, to "Innovate Forward in the Unknown."

College entrepreneurs, $15,000 pitch competition, Next Gen founders, Entrepreneurship E-Sports Tournament, workshops
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) World Series of Innovation (WSI) competition invites young people to get involved in solving some of the most critical challenges facing humanity today to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 24 can compete.

PRESENTS Honoring women who are masters of their field & who have paved new roads 

The financial services company that gave us Small Business Saturday is forming a coalition to grant Black entrepreneurs $5,000 to support them through the current crisis.

The JOANN Minority Creative Grant program will commit $100,000 to Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, and charitable efforts to continue creating, inspiring and finding their Happy Place.

Rainbow Run 2020 Virtual 5K

Start: Sunday, October 11, 2020
End: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location:Virtual (wherever you are!)

Join us for the fifth annual Rainbow Run, coordinated by the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center. Funding from this event will help replenish the LGBTQ Emergency Fund, which supports KSU students that are in crisis, oftentimes after being disowned by family for coming out as LGBTQ.
Useful Info for your Biz
Entrepreneur Roadmap Creates Pathway For Northern Ohio Tech Startups - JumpStart

The entrepreneur roadmap is a resource/process to help guide entrepreneurs as they take an idea from concept to launch and beyond.

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