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How was everyone's weekend?

I began the process of rewatching the Harry Potter series and I'd like to give a special shoutout to one of the characters.

To the unnamed, unknown student that created the "Potter Stinks" badges, way to be a go-getter. They took their unnecessary hatred for Harry and turned it into a product they could profit from. I have no doubt that individual was an entrepreneur in the making and now has an Etsy shop for custom badges. 

Highlights for this week include Elevator Pitch this Thursday (!!), Black Entrepreneurs Day, 6 tips to stick with your side hustle, and our brand new blog!
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KSU Elevator Pitch
Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist or CEO. You have 90 seconds to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop, do you have what it takes?

Give it a shot in LaunchNET's annual Elevator Pitch competition. $1,000 in prizes including best business pitch and best personal pitch. Open to entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators from all majors -- pitch a business or pitch yourself!

Thursday, October 7, 6pm - 8:30pm

We offer advising for anyone interested in strengthening or developing your pitch before the event!
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All the CEO Ladies
All the CEO Ladies is a group that supports the entrepreneurial women of Kent State.

Register for the October 13th meeting of All the CEO Ladies, featuring guest speaker Chacho Valadez! Chacho is the Principal at Backstage Capital and Chief of Staff to Arlan Hamilton -- author of It's About Damn Time, the book we are framing this semester around!

This virtual meeting is taking place Wednesday, October 13 at 5:30pm!
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SkyHack 3.0
SkyHack is a weekend-long aviation focused design challenge ✈️

We will have 5 unique challenge streams to choose from that will enable you to explore various issues in the aviation industry. Work together with students from multiple universities as you ‘hack’ and plan your way to a grand prize!

This is a free event with food, refreshments and prizes. Open to students from any U.S. university.

November 5-7, 2021
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Events & Opportunities
MORTAR | Bounce Innovation Hub
MORTAR at Bounce is a 15-week business accelerator that helps existing and emerging entrepreneurs learn the nuances of business ownership and build a comprehensive business canvas.  The program is open to any entrepreneur or small business owner, while focusing on minorities and women.

Deadline to apply is October 19
Apply Here
Black Entrepreneurs Day
A free global live-stream celebrating black business and entrepreneurship, Black Entrepreneurs Day will be highlighted by Game Changer Conversations & performances from superstar artists featuring: Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union, Chance The Rapper, Magic Johnson, Jamie Foxx, Robert Johnson, LL Cool J and more!

Sunday, October 24 at 7pm
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Resources & Education
One of the only shows of its kind, our Management 3.0., Happiness at Work podcast is an intimate look at how successful leaders, managers, authors, entrepreneurs and influencers embody, embrace and value happiness

Persuasive advertising techniques can give your campaign a competitive edge. Check out this piece to learn key persuasive advertising techniques, and to see some effective examples. 

Starting a side hustle is hard. Especially if you’re balancing one or more side hustles with a full-time job, friends, family, and hobbies. However, if you’re willing to keep going, you can increase your income, expand your skills, and grow your overall quality of life.

Fun & Stuff
15 Things You May Not Know About LaunchNET
Guess what? We launched a blog!

We will be featuring a variety of stories throughout the semester and we wanted to kick off our first blog post with some fun facts you may not know about LaunchNET. 

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