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Settling in...
We don't know about you, but we're starting to settle in to this "new normal" at LaunchNET.

You can see our virtual team, above, working from home and staying safe!  We are working hard to maintain our regular signature events, like the annual Elevator Pitch, and other workshop opportunities.

Keep an eye on the newsletter and on our social media as we announce dates and outlets! 
News & Announcements
LaunchNET office moves to Design Innovation Hub
LaunchNET Kent State is excited to start the Fall semester with an office relocation to the new Design Innovation Hub! 

While the majority of our work will continue to be held online, we are looking forward to holding workshops, meetings, and more in the new space!! (I mean, check out those great meeting tables!)
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Featured Community: All the CEO Ladies
We are a community of supportive entrepreneurial women

A place of support and learning for female-identified entrepreneurs, business owners, and wannabes who come together to swap stories, tools, wisdom, and business cards.

Our online community is a place to connect in between monthly meetings, share resources, and see what you missed in case you couldn't attend a meeting. 
Join us!
Have you checked out The May 4th AR Experience??
The May 4th augmented reality experience is designed to engage and immerse users as they journey through the events of May 4th, 1970 and reflect on its meaning for today. The experience invites users to view multiple perspectives of the Kent State shootings through the lens of augmented reality using historical imagery, audio, and related experiences that highlight past and current humanitarian struggles.

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Client News
SEA Change Pitch Day: Sept. 16
"Come" (virtually) and watch our client and alumna Yayra Tamakloe pitch as a finalist in the 2020 SEA Change event, which is the culmination of a cohort of Ohio social-change entrepreneurs working on their ideas. 

As part of the audience, we can vote for our Audience Favorite!
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ESRAP Poster competition finalists!
CONGRATULATIONS to our friends in The Fashion School--Heeju Noe & Mathilda Savocchia-- who placed as finalists in the ESRAP poster competition with their swimwear concept, MINNO!

They are students of Dr J. Kim-Vick, recipient of the last Paul L. Pfeiffer Faculty Mentor Award. 

LaunchNET has been honored to help the graduate students in Dr. J's classes build great fashion business models! 
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Deanna First x Anne Cate
We are SO excited to see a very cool collaboration between Kent State alums Anne Cate & Deanna First! 
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities

JumpStart and the Northeast & Northwest Ohio Startup Networks are offering a workshop series to guide you through the foundational aspects of launching an MVP.

SCALE: 3-Day Virtual Retreat with Influential Business Owners

Allison Maslan, host of our Women Who Own It podcast, is offering WBEs FREE registration to her upcoming SCALE event, a high-level virtual retreat experience designed to bring together CEOs/founders of the country’s most unique, dynamic businesses.

Enter code WBENC at check-out for your free registration.

mspire is Northeast Ohio's only pitch challenge exclusively for product-focused entrepreneurs and small manufacturers. Applications are due September 30th

Kent Hack Enough is ready to blast to the past! Come login to the simulations as we work together online and make some amazing projects!

Whether you're totally new to tech & design or a seasoned pro, come spend a weekend making something great with us!
The JOANN Minority Creative Grant program will commit $100,000 to Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, and charitable efforts to continue creating, inspiring and finding their Happy Place.

Useful Info for your Biz
We are so lucky to have access to smart people like our friend Karen MacDonald, who is the KSU Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian! 

If you're wondering how to get lots of great information about the possibilities in your market, you should take advantage of this webinar.

‘These are interesting times. This region has a wealth of ingenuity, intellectual curiosity, and the necessary grit to dig in and solve the big problems,' writes Heather Hall of JumpStart.

Webinar Series | Webinar-Videos
Some super informative recorded webinars from the SBDC!

Learn something new
E-Book: Break the Algorithm: How to Take Your Social Media Strategy to the Next Level

Businesses need a strong digital presence to grow. Maximize yours with Girlboss and Dash Hudson’s social media guide.

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