Back to your regularly scheduled programming of opportunities with a dash of drama.
The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
Y'all...did you see Yung Gravy and Sheri at the VMAs?? I'm not one to hate on a budding romance, in fact I will more than likely be the first person to encourage it, but something feels very off here. The forced PDA, the awkward middle school kiss, oddly blank stares at the camera...I'm uncomfy.

And nobody ask me about Monty because I simply cannot discuss that man.

Anyways, if you have an extra ticket for Gravy at Homecoming, lmk 🤪

Highlights for the week include: painting rocks with All the CEO Ladies, ArtsLAUNCH! grants are back, pitching and food trucks, tips on being a digital creator, and a book recommendation ✨
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News & Announcements
ArtsLAUNCH! Grant Competition
ArtsLAUNCH! is back! This annual grant competition is a collaboration between the College of the Arts and LaunchNET. It is designed to promote new art and new arts ventures that will positively impact the arts economy.
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Kent State Again Recognized as One of Campus Pride’s ‘Best of the Best’ Colleges and Universities for LGBTQ+ Students
For a third consecutive year, Kent State has been selected as one the nation’s top universities for LGBTQ+ students for creating a safe, welcoming environment for students, faculty and staff, according to Campus Pride!
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Events & Opportunities
Akron Small Business Relief Program
We are investing $1 Million dollars into a relief program to provide our business community with a much-needed lifeline. This one-time grant places an emphasis on small business that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All applications will be accepted through September 2, 2022
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Pitch Cypher | JumpStart
Get ready to pitch your startup or idea to a live audience and panel of experts at the next Pitch Cypher event.

Five participants will be selected to pitch for a chance to win cash prizes and technical services at the September 22nd event.
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Food Truck Wednesday | Bounce Innovation Hub
Join us at Bounce for the Food Truck Wednesday series, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. We're bringing together local food trucks for a delicious variety of goodies for lunch and/or an early afternoon snack.
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Resources & Education
In this blog, we're going to explore what a digital creator is and how to get started in content creation.
Do you ever go to bed feeling like you wasted your entire day when you had a long list of things to do? Let us take a look at John, who…
Being armed with data of when you'll get the most engagement is important. Knowing the best times to post on social media is a game changer.
Fun & Stuff
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue has put me back in my reading girl era and I am recommending it to all of you. 1700s France coupled with 2014 New York, the consequences of desperate decisions, fleeting romance, and the slim possibility for more.

Current Status: half way through and enjoying every sentence.