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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
SKYHACK was amazing!
Approximately 120 students from 15 different schools participated in 32 teams to create innovative solutions to 5 challenges around the problems with airlines, airports, and air travel! 

The Grand Prize winners were a Kent State team called Co-Pilot who came up with holistic solutions for first-time international air travelers. 
Take a look at the projects!
TODAY! Cybersecurity "Capture the Flag" Competition!
LaunchNET & KSU Computer Engineering Club present a competition that is of a series of challenges where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, or do whatever it takes to solve the challenge.

Friday November 7: 4:30-9:30pm
CAE building, room 102
sign up!
The Entrepreneur Life: Let's talk about it!
This week, a discussion about the possible issues that could be holding you back as an entrepreneur & student.


Every Wednesday from 2-3pm, in the LaunchNET office

Gather with other KSU entrepreneurs to learn, converse, and share. Speakers & snacks! 
Check out all the cool topics!
Calling all retailers! LaunchNET Holiday Gift Guide 2019
Sign up to be featured in our newsletter, website, and any other places we think of for the holidays! 
We want to help you make the holidays great!
All the CEO Ladies: November 2019
Wednesday, November 20 5:30-7pm at the Women's Center
Join us for another meeting of the Kent State All the CEO Ladies!

What is All the CEO Ladies?
A place of support and learning for Kent & Kent State female-identified entrepreneurs, business owners, and wannabes. We build a community of supportive entrepreneurial women who come together to swap stories, tools, wisdom, and business cards.
For & About Clients
ONE more Accounting Day this semester!
Not sure if you need a vendor's license?
Need help setting up your bookkeeping? 
Have another business finance question?
Grab your spot--only a few times left!
LAST WEEKS! Legal consulting at LaunchNET
If you've got questions, we've got people with answers--But only until Thanksgiving!

Wondering how to find out if your idea is patentable? What's a trademark and do you need one? What the heck is copyright anyway?? 
sign up for a free consultation
Flash Grants: Seeking Collaborators!
Arts Funding Available for Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Student Projects! 
KSU College of the Arts has competitive funding for collaborative projects with students in the arts. 
learn more & apply
Around the Ecosystem
Blockland Student Coding Workshop
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Cleveland State University 
This full day workshop is for high school juniors & seniors and college students to focus on foundational concepts and code reviews. Basic prior coding experience is suggested, but not required.
Ten finalists in grades 6-12 will be selected from a pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an audience. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place presentations in two grade ranges - 6-8 and 9-12.

Online applications for this “shark tank” style program will be available Monday, Oct. 7th through Monday, Nov. 11th. 
This workshop is focused on proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. This event is intended for those seeking a better understanding of the program basics and those contemplating an SBIR/STTR proposal submission. 
BOUNCE INNOVATION HUB: Nov 12: 10am-12pm 
Bounce Innovation Hub presents Bounce Startup Showcase - Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Bounce Innovation Hub, Akron
This is an event for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, side-hustlers, dreamers and doers. WED Cleveland is bringing together a force of local women in business to spark new ideas and build bridges of support and collaboration. And we want YOU to be a part of it!
Other Competitions & 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 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
How To Improve Your LinkedIn Visibility And Engagement — YFS Magazine

Every single week, content in the LinkedIn feed is seen 9 billion times. Still, only a small number of users and posts get enough visibility and engagement.

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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!