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Foundation Awards Grants to Support Entrepreneurs of all Ages and Backgrounds | Burton D. Morgan Foundation
LaunchNET is excited to be part of the Kent State University team that was awarded a multi-year grant of $132,150 for the Developing Entrepreneurship in Postsecondary Education for Justice-involved Learners program!

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Kent State Graduate Grows Successful Business She Founded as a Student | Kent State University
Grace Irvin-Dillard of Bedford, Ohio, who graduated from Kent State University in May 2021 with a degree in entrepreneurship, has already built a successful business from the ground up while still a student.

“There are so many resources available for entrepreneurs at Kent State,” Irvin-Dillard said. “Kent has supported my journey so much. Being in the entrepreneurship program and just generally being a student here, we have so many opportunities to take advantage of.”
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Fostering a Culture of Inclusive Entrepreneurship on Campus | Deshpande 2021
LaunchNET Assistant Director, Tabitha Messmore, joins other organizational leaders as they discuss the role of philanthropy in encouraging connectivity of campus entrepreneurship ecosystems in the larger community.

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Events & Opportunities
The Women's Center has funds available to assist students in purchasing necessary books for class. The funds are limited and priority is given to Juniors and Seniors who have been involved with The Women's Center. This will Close on August 16th, 2021.

August 4, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Are you a woman-owned business interested in learning more about the Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program and the new Ascent Program? Join to find out more about what you need to do and how to apply to get certified as a woman-owned business.

FedTech's Startup Studio program pairs teams of entrepreneurs together to assess the commercialization potential of US National Lab Technologies hand-in-hand with lab scientists and technologist. FedTech organizes cohorts on an ongoing basis, identifying the best fit possible between entrepreneurial talent and our available technologies.

Resources & Education
Former mayor of West Sacramento, California, Christopher Cabaldon explains how cities and towns that break down systemic barriers to entrepreneurship will benefit from creating access to real economic opportunity, which can help the LGBTQ+ community.

Knowing which business entity is the right fit for your company will help you make the right calls and avoid unnecessary risks. This blog post breaks down the six primary entities so you can determine which direction to go with your business.

With all the different roles and responsibilities you have to handle, being productive as an entrepreneur is no easy task. Check out these effective productivity hacks for small business owners.

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