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2019 Idea Olympics
Pitch your business idea or concept for a chance to win up to $4,000 (across multiple categories) in seed funding. First place undergraduate team moves on to the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium regional IdeaLabs competition!

Idea Olympics is open to all Kent State students (undergrad, grad, PhD) regardless of major

This competition is for new business ideas, started 1/1/18 or later.
Apply by Feb. 22
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
Around the Block @ Kent: Tues Feb 26
Come Learn about Blockchain, Blockland, and Flashstarts!

Big things are happening in Northeast Ohio with the momentum around blockchain technology and influx of community support and innovation. Blockchain technology is set to disrupt nearly every industry, allowing for secure, real-time, fully-transparent transactions of data and value.
As the Blockland initiative works towards making our region a blockchain and technology hub, Flashstarts is connecting people to resources to learn about blockchain technology and to the opportunities it will bring our region.
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SNAPP Program Idea Competition
Have a great idea for Student Support Services or the Student Multicultural Center?  Get recognized, support and money to make it happen at the Aw SNAPP Competition! 

FEBRUARY 27: Informational & pitch workshop
Gather in the Leadership Center (KSC 220) at 6pm to learn what makes a great idea and learn to pitch it!

MARCH 20: Competition takes place
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LaunchTown 2019: Technology Based Idea Competition
LaunchTown Experience is Northeast Ohio’s top annual event for investors to see the best technology- driven business ideas from students of all majors. The emphasis of the competition is on ideas—innovative and impactful student-driven ideas.

$10,000 in Prizes!
Application Deadline: March 7, 2019
Apply today
For & About Clients
Client Lauren McKown is launching her venture IncuCrate! 

Check out her beta and sign up to get a box of cool, creative and innovative stuff, as well as joining a community of entrepreneurial people!
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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! 
Claim your time slot
Accounting help for your biz
Signup for accounting help in the LaunchNET office this semester:

Feb 22
March 15
April tba
Sign up now
Events & Workshops around NEO
Do you have a passion for doing good?  Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action.
Whether your ambition is for a hobby that pays for itself, or a professional operation that is someone’s livelihood, these sessions will give you practical and usable tools to help you protect, produce and thrive. 

Beyond all the great info you'll get from our speakers. The Maker Sessions is also a place to connect with other local creative entrepreneurs! 
Open Mic Pitch Night - Thursday, February 28, 2019 at The Canton Brewing Company
PTAC sponsors session to learn more about opportunities to win more business with government partners. (Click on the link to register)

Feb. 19, 4-6 p.m., Reed Memorial Library
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition.
WBENCPitch is a large, tournament style elevator pitch competition for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). The competition will be held at the WBENC Summit & Salute in Houston, TX on March 12-13, 2019.
The Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is an on-ramp for undergraduate women seeking access to entrepreneurship opportunities, capital and networks.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, more than $100,000 in cash and scholarships will be awarded at the 2019 Draper Competition at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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 Create a YouTube Channel

Here's your quick and easy-to-follow guide to creating a YouTube channel for your brand, from setup to your first video.

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