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Creating a community of Kent State makers, innovators, creators, collaborators, and business owners.
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We are taking seriously our commitment to creating a community of makers, innovators, creators, builders, collaborators, and business owners. 

But we need your help!
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Design Innovation Student Meetup
Want to be a part of something big?

Come have some pizza, see the new Spark maker-space home, and learn how the Design Innovation Initiative is "thoughtfully addressing technology and society through design to become creative, intersectional problem-solvers and fearless collaborators in the face of complex, messy problems."
Find out more about DI
2019 Fashion Tech Hackathon
A partnership of the TechStyleLAB and LaunchNET Kent State, the Fashion/Tech Hackathon gathers students from many majors and curriculums from across the nation, and brings them together with mentors and sponsor companies over a 36 - hour period, to unlock creativity and apply breakthrough ideas that result in innovative concepts and products.
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TechHelp workshop: Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi workshop: JANUARY 25 @ 2:15PM
Get started learning one of the key tech tools before the Fashion Tech Hack! 
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College of the Arts Career Conference
Second Annual Arts without Limits: Explore Careers in the Arts
Friday, January 25, 2019 1- 5 p.m.
in the Kent Student Center KIVA and Third Floor Meeting Rooms 
Come join the creatives and discover: What you can do with an arts related degree? 
INVENT FOR THE PLANET! Coming to Kent Feb. 15-17!
For 48 hours, college students from 30 universities around the world will be joining Texas A&M University virtually as we tackle some of the most challenging issues facing the planet today.

Will your idea help save lives and improve life on Earth? From Feb. 15–17, the sun won’t set on innovation.
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All the CEO Ladies: February 19
All the CEO Ladies is a partnership between LaunchNET Kent State and the Kent State Women's Resource Center.

Next meetup: Tuesday, Feb. 19
Women's Center, Williamson House
For & About Clients
Want to advertise your venture?
If you want to get in front of nearly 3000 folks (not just KSU students) in Northeast Ohio, to advertise an event, share some good news, or get some help, we can help! 

Give us the info and we can include it in the next LaunchNET newsletter. 
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Sign up for free legal advice for your venture!
Thursday afternoons, in the LaunchNET office, our IPVC legal representative will be here to answer your questions! 
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Fashion student opens accessible fabrics store | Latest Updates | kentwired.com
Kent Wired covered the Kent Fabrics Grand Opening on January 19! 
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Accounting help for your biz
We have four accounting-help days in the LaunchNET office this semester:
Feb 1
Feb 22
March 15
April TBD
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I-Corps - UARF
UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through a 7-week 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. 
Find out more & apply
Opportunities & Events
The E-Team Grant Program provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. 
Venture For America is looking for fellow applicants. If you have a passion for building things and impacting emerging cities in across the country, then you should apply to be a fellow in an influential network of entrepreneurs and startup leaders. 

Check out this video if you are interested in learning more. The deadline is Monday, January 28, 2019.
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition.
Job & Internship opportunities
The Cleveland Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by working together with our donors to build community endowment, address needs through grantmaking, and provide leadership on key community issues.
Learning Corner
How to Design for Social Impact: 4 Tips for Complex Challenges #socialgood #designthinking…
“How do we make sure that we are designing for a feeling of empowerment, inclusion, community, love, or beauty in these tough contexts?”
—Jocelyn Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer of IDEO.org
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