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News & Announcements
All the CEO Ladies rsvp
WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2020: 5:30-7 pm via Google Meet

For November, we will be discussing Brené Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection!

In order to facilitate this book discussion, LaunchNET will be providing the book to the FIRST TEN CEO Ladies who register by OCTOBER 16, 2020. 
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We need your help!
LaunchNET is collecting information about students' experiences with hackathons and other idea/solution-based challenges. 

If you have participated in one or more of these kind of events, could you spare a few minutes to share your thoughts? 
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The Entrepreneur Life resumes Thursday, Oct 29!
Just a few more sessions of The Entrepreneur Life with Javon left for the semester! 
Come and meet other Kent State entrepreneurs and learn the "inside scoop" of being an entrepreneur in college! 
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3rd Annual FlashLab Pitch Contest
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Student Media FlashLab Innovation Pitch Contest: The Year We Need It Most! 

We are seeking our students' creative ideas to help guide Student Media toward growth and progress in the areas of content creation, audience engagement, revenue generation and collaboration. 
submit your idea by OCT 22!
LaunchNET is now on Discord!
Check out the LaunchNET Kent State community on Discord - hang out with other members and chat--ask questions, get advice, support one another and more.

We will soon have multiple channels to connect with other Kent State entrepreneurs interested in The Entrepreneur Life, podcasting, and "hackapreneuring" as well as other ideas!
Join LaunchNET on discord
EEC Virtual IdeaLabs Final Pitch event: OCT 22
Cheer on two of our LaunchNET clients who won spots in the regional IdeaLabs pitch competition! 

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Make A Difference Day | Kent State University
 Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others, as millions of Americans rally in a single day of action to help change the world. Make a Difference Day will take place at Kent State on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
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National Depression Screening Day | Kent State University
Although it is not possible to hold a traditional in-person event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and university operations, we wanted to recognize National Depression Screening Day by reminding you about the importance of your mental health and well-being.

A confidential, online mental health screening is available 24-hours a day throughout the year. Upon completion of the screening, participants are provided with feedback, referrals, and resources for mental health treatment if appropriate.
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Client News
Client Profile: Yayra Tamakloe
Yayra is a Kent State alumna (2019, BFA Fashion Design) and has been an exuberant client of LaunchNET for over 2 years, having explored multiple venture ideas and placed in the 2018 Idea Olympics as well as earning a Venture Fund award for her herbal tea infusions idea [which was delicious, btw! -tm.]. 

Her latest project, which is bringing storytelling from Africa and the Diaspora into multimedia formats accessible to people around the world, recently earned a spot as a finalist in the SEA Change social enterprise accelerator and placed with a number of awards. Even after graduating from Kent State, she continues to be involved and in communication with her LaunchNET advisors. 

As she works to establish and grow the P.A.L. Project, she took some time to talk to us and share some of her experiences.
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COVID's Impact on Women & Girls (Series)
November 15th & December 6th
Dr. Rachel Anderson
, Center for Gender, Education & Empowerment (CGEE) (and LaunchNET client!) presents COVID's Impact on Women & Girls (Series): 

The virus has had a profound impact on our societies and economies, highlighting the global reliance on women at the frontline and at home. It exposes structural problems in various fields such as health/care, education/schooling, economy, security and social protection. We need in depth research, discussion and awareness of the risks, challenges and solutions for an equitable recovery from this historic pandemic.
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
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!
Research a local news organization and come up with a new way for them to engage with their community. The outlet can be any type — TV, radio, newspaper, non-profit, weekly, online only, monthly, etc.  Submit this idea below by Oct. 31, 2020.
A two-part workshop for entrepreneurs looking to build a foundational knowledge around creating an MVP software solution.

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 23. If you are interested in participating, please apply by completing the form below. Due to high demand, completing the form does not guarantee participation. 
October 28
Join us as we provide actionable insights on how to establish a web presence that sells.
Enter our fall 2020 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition! We’ll be selecting 10 finalists who live or own a business in the city of Cleveland to pitch online for a chance to win up to $2,500. The best part? All participants will walk away with at least $500!
Apply by November 5
Calling all side hustlers, idea creators and innovators that want to take that idea to the next level.
Join us this Fall for weekly virtual panels, workshops and the pep talks you need to know to turn your passion to profit or scale your own business.
All attendees will have an opportunity to pitch their business at the end of the 4 weeks to win $5,000!
Useful Info for your Biz
Speakers and information abound at the virtual Hudson Library virtual Entrepreneurship workshops.

Sign up for free valuable information that can help you & your business thrive!
The Legal Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is an exclusive one-day program designed for those in the process of – or considering – starting a new venture. Join us for practical information on the legal and business issues facing today’s entrepreneurs. This event is free but space is limited and registration is required.

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