This just in, we have a new Assistant Director.
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I know what you're thinking.
It's Thursday on the second week of the semester and you're just now getting a LaunchNET newsletter?


Much like the great grizzlies that roam our planet, I too must hibernate. And hibernation didn't end until this morning. Take it up with science if you must.

BUT in all this time I was hiding away, I didn't get a chance to share: we have a new Assistant Director!

Highlights for the week include: meeting Ms. Danielle Flemister; workshops, events, and more; social media for 2024, and taking care of the entrepreneur behind the business.
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News & Announcements
LaunchNET's New Assistant Director!
Meet Danielle Flemister, our new Assistant Director! Danielle is a seasoned entrepreneur with a wealth of experience spanning diverse sectors, including retail, healthcare, and entertainment, bringing a rich tapestry of expertise to her role.
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Legal Information Consultations for Startups
This semester we will be partnering with the University of Akron Small Entrepreneur and Economic Development (SEED) Clinic to provide our clients with the opportunity to consult with a SEED Clinic Law Student Fellow regarding any business ideas they have or ventures they are already pursing.

First Session: Tuesday, February 6 starting at 2pm
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Marketing Behind the Scenes
Join Kent State alumna, Angelique Wong, as she takes us through Marketing Behind the Scenes!

This marketing series is an introductory course that teaches entrepreneurs how to establish their brand and build a solid foundation for when they are ready to begin marketing their business.

First Session: Wednesday, February 7 at 4pm
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Pitch & Ponder
Join us for Pitch & Ponder! A stress-free, low stakes open mic night for founders and creatives to share their ideas, practice their personal or business pitches, and connect with other like-minded go-getters. 

Thursday, February 15 at 4pm
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Events & Opportunities
Tech Side Hustle | EEC
Are you a student entrepreneur creating or ideating a tech-based startup in Northeast Ohio? Have you already started, and need guidance from been-there-done-that experts? Look no further than the EEC Tech Side Hustle program.

Apply by Sunday, February 4
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I-Corps | UARF
UA's I-Corps program is all about customer discovery! The I-Corps Program supports teams through an intensive 7-meeting critical evaluation. Our goal is to help faculty, students, and the community answer important questions about their business, product or technology idea through coaching and direct customer interactions.

Apply by Sunday, February 11 
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Harnessing Mobile Apps for Business Success | Jumpstart
Virtually join Jay Fogle of 123Appz to learn:
- How important are mobile apps for small businesses?
- Why should I have a mobile app for my small business?
- Where do I begin to build a mobile app for my business?

Wednesday, February 21 at 12pm
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Resources & Education

We’re sharing 10 social media trends to pay attention to in 2024 — from the return of long-form content to the rise of "nostalgia core".

Have you ever felt tired, in spite of getting a good night’s sleep? Or felt lacking in energy right after a long weekend away from work? To truly recuperate from daily stress, entrepreneurs should be addressing the seven different aspects of wellbeing.