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LaunchNET Entrepreneur Scholarship - Giving Tuesday 2019

In honor of Marty Erbaugh, our friend and one of LaunchNET's first advisory board members, we are excited to create a scholarship in his name along with our Giving Tuesday Initiative. Marty was a trusted mentor and friend to our staff and clients. Marty was also LaunchNET's mentor of the year for 2017-2018. He is truly missed.

Lee McMannis has generously pledged $5,000 to match all gifts to the scholarship this month!

Your gift of $25 becomes $50; $50 becomes $100!

Also, for every 15 unique donors who give $25+ to this fund, we will receive a $500 Bonus Participation Boost from the Kent State University Foundation!
give now to help support student entrepreneurs
VENTURE book signing
On Tuesday, we hosted a group of LaunchNET friends and supporters for a book signing event, to celebrate our VENTURE book by our (alumni) designer, Emily Gommel. 
For & About Clients
Client Profile: Carrie Esser
Carrie recently made it to the Top 5 in the country for the NYX FACE Awards, a national makeup artist competition. 
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
Ventures who apply to SheEO are majority women-owned, women-led, revenue-generating (at least $50K up to ~$2M in revenue at the time of application)  with export potential and able to answer how they are creating a better world.
For undergraduate or graduate college/university students with a company: operating for at least 6 months with at least $500 in generated revenue.
Local & National winners!
The World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition
The Girlboss Foundation is a semi-annual grant awarded to female entrepreneurs pursuing creative endeavors. Each grant beneficiary will receive $15,000 in project funding, plus exposure through the Girlboss platform and community.
The current application cycle is open from October 21 to February 21, 2020. The winner will be announced on April 6, 2020. 
The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. 
Learning Corner
Cool Tool: Trace | Remove background from images fast | Sticker Mule

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Client Success Stories
We want to feature YOU! 
We'd love to talk about you and your success! What have you done lately to move your venture or innovation forward? Share your story with others! 
Answer some questions, get some exposure!