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The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
February 14 is for the lovers, February 15 is for the innovators.

That's not entirely true.

BUT we do have an event for innovators and ideators today so you know what, for all intents and purposes of this newsletter audience it is true.

Highlights for the week include: Pitch & Ponder today, ideaLabs for the chance to win a big check, the Black United Students Entrepreneurship Showcase, sessions and lunches, being a fellow, and new podcast episode!
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Pitch & Ponder
Join us for Pitch & Ponder! A stress-free, low stakes open mic night for founders and creatives to share their ideas, practice their personal or business pitches, and connect with other like-minded go-getters.

Today - Thursday, February 15 at 4pm
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EEC's ideaLabs 2024
Do you have what it takes to represent Kent State at "regionals?" LaunchNET is looking for three entrepreneurs/teams to send to the EEC's ideaLabs pitch competition on April 11, 2024 in Cleveland.

The three selected entrepreneurs/teams will receive a $500 microgrant from LaunchNET and have the opportunity to pitch for up to $2,250 in funding through one of two tracks: 
  • Big Idea Track
  • Money Maker Track
Apply by March 8th at 12pm
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Legal Information Consultations for Startups
This semester we will be partnering with the University of Akron Small Entrepreneur and Economic Development (SEED) Clinic to provide our clients with the opportunity to consult with a SEED Clinic Law Student Fellow regarding any business ideas they have or ventures they are already pursing.

Tuesday, February 20 starting at 2pm
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Marketing Behind the Scenes
Join Kent State alumna, Angelique Wong, as she takes us through Marketing Behind the Scenes!

This marketing series is an introductory course that teaches entrepreneurs how to establish their brand and build a solid foundation for when they are ready to begin marketing their business.

Second Session: Wednesday, February 21 at 4pm
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LunchNET: Freelancing w/ David and Chad
This speaker series to inspire and advise early entrepreneurs. This month we are featuring Kent State VCD professors, David Wilson and Chad Lewis! David and Chad are established designers and illustrators, having published their own work along with having experience as freelance artists.

Thursday, February 29 from 12-1pm
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Flash Fellows
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Let's Get After It w/ Zach
To kick things off for Season 3 we sat down with Director of LaunchNET, Zach Mikrut!

Zach has played a key role in the success of LaunchNET throughout his time here, so on this episode we asked him the real hard hitting questions like, "tell us a little bit about yourself?"

Here's what we discovered: 🏔 🎭 🐈 📵 ⛳
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