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LaunchNET Entrepreneur Scholarship - Giving Tuesday 2019

In honor of Marty Erbaugh, our friend and one of LaunchNET's first advisory board members, we are excited to create a scholarship in his name along with our Giving Tuesday Initiative. Marty was a trusted mentor and friend to our staff and clients. Marty was also LaunchNET's mentor of the year for 2017-2018. He is truly missed.

Lee McMannis has generously pledged $5,000 to match all gifts to the scholarship this month!

Your gift of $25 becomes $50; $50 becomes $100!

Also, for every 15 unique donors who give $25+ to this fund, we will receive a $500 Bonus Participation Boost from the Kent State University Foundation!
give now to help support student entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneur Life: Let's talk about it!

This is the last Entrepreneur Life meeting of the semester--2pm in the LaunchNET office.

Gather with other KSU entrepreneurs to learn, converse, and share. 
Check out all the cool topics!
Calling all retailers! LaunchNET Holiday Gift Guide 2019
Sign up to be featured in our newsletter, website, and any other places we think of for the holidays! 
We want to help you make the holidays great!
All the CEO Ladies: November 2019
Join us this month for a talk about Creative Problem-solving!
Whether it's breaking out of a rut in your life or business, being able to see and address problems from a creative viewpoint is beneficial for finding new ways to balance all of our responsibilities. We'll talk about some techniques and practice using them on your own challenges.

Wednesday, November 20
at the Women's Center

What is All the CEO Ladies?
A place of support and learning for Kent & Kent State female-identified entrepreneurs, business owners, and wannabes. We build a community of supportive entrepreneurial women who come together to swap stories, tools, wisdom, and business cards.
Looking to start an apparel company?
CLE Clothing Company, Co-Founder Mike Kubinski will be at LaunchNET BW for a Lunch & Learn (noon-1pm)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
A complimentary lunch will be included!

Baldwin Wallace University
Colony Room, Union
125 Tressel St, Berea, OH 44017
free but registration required!
Akron Food Works - The Well CDC
CONGRATS on the Grand Opening of the Akron Food Works kitchen at The Well in Akron! 
Check out this cool opportunity to rent commercial kitchen space & learn more about opening a food business. 
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For & About Clients
LAST Accounting Day this semester!
Not sure if you need a vendor's license?
Need help setting up your bookkeeping? 
Have another business finance question?
Sign up to get your questions answered!
LAST WEEK! Legal consulting at LaunchNET
If you've got questions, we've got people with answers--But only until Thanksgiving!

Wondering how to find out if your idea is patentable? What's a trademark and do you need one? What the heck is copyright anyway?? 
sign up for a free consultation
Need some motivation?
Student Fellow and client Amrth Shenava has some wise words to share with other students and entrepreneurs---learn how you're like a coconut! 
watch the video!
Around the Ecosystem
Bounce Innovation Hub presents Bounce Startup Showcase - Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Bounce Innovation Hub, Akron
This is an event for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, side-hustlers, dreamers and doers. WED Cleveland is bringing together a force of local women in business to spark new ideas and build bridges of support and collaboration. And we want YOU to be a part of it!
The University of Akron Research Foundation presents Business Negotiations Workshop for Entrepreneurs - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Akron-Summit County Public Library
Other Competitions & Opportunities
Ventures who apply to SheEO are majority women-owned, women-led, revenue-generating (at least $50K up to ~$2M in revenue at the time of application)  with export potential and able to answer how they are creating a better world.
For undergraduate or graduate college/university students with a company: operating for at least 6 months with at least $500 in generated revenue.
Local & National winners!
The World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition
The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. 
Learning Corner
Guide to Consumer Journey Mapping: How to Analyze the Path to Purchase
In this guide from GlobalWebIndex we outline the steps to take to create consumer-centric, data-driven maps that streamline your marketing spend.
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Client Success Stories
We want to feature YOU! 
We'd love to talk about you and your success! What have you done lately to move your venture or innovation forward? Share your story with others! 
Answer some questions, get some exposure!