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News & Announcements
Don't forget to shop small & support local businesses this holiday season!
Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. 

This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business. 
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Fashion/Tech Hackathon
January 29 - 31, 2021
The annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon is a dynamic, interdisciplinary event where teams of students from all across the U.S. and Canada learn new skills and create innovative technology that will help define the future of fashion.
sign up now!
2021 CEBIpitch
A chance to win up to $20,000 for your startup! Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation in the Kent State College of Business
Apply by January 29

Need help with the application? Make an appointment with your LaunchNET advisor! 
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Holiday Shopping
Support fellow Flashes!
The Kent State ArtShop is stocked with student-made gift ideas!! 
start shopping now
12 days of Anne Cate!
Celebrate the season with a new promo every day! 
Support an alumni business!
Sauce the City | Cleveland's Best Chicken Sandwiches
A gift certificate for the best chicken in CLE is a great gift idea for the Clevelander in your life! 
Experience Cleveland's #1 Chicken Sandwich at Sauce the City located in Ohio City Galley
Check it out!
Touched By Grace Body Care
Winter weather got your skin crying out for some help?? Check out this KSU student & LaunchNET client's amazing selection! 
Your skin will thank you!
Delightfully quirky women's accessories and by ThreadbareBeauty
Need some new masks to spruce up your holiday? 
Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.
Check out the handmade goodness!
Don't forget your Main Street Kent businesses for gift ideas!
Main Street Kent - The best place for unique shops, food, bars, live music and events.
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
NextGen Connect is exclusive programming for women millennial and gen Z entrepreneurs to engage with one another in intimate, peer to peer breakout sessions as well as hear from corporate professionals.

Join our monthly NextGen Connect series to listen, share what’s on your mind, and collaborate with women business owners from across the country.
Friday, December 11 | 2 - 3 PM EST 
FREE Resources for succeeding in the arts! 

There are multiple exciting courses from the Design Innovation Initiative next semester! 
This virtual executive development program is tailored to meet WBEs where they are, and support them through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

The program will offer three tracks and include courses across five disciplines to help WBE businesses not only survive the uncertainty of today, but grow and thrive for the future.
Applications open through Monday, December 7. 
The BBB Spark Award is bestowed upon entrepreneurs age 35 and younger whose new businesses are less than three years old and demonstrate Character, Culture and Community.

Through an easy application process, young business owners who demonstrate these characteristics can apply for a Spark Award on our website.
The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge. 
The application deadline for CGI U 2021 is Friday, January 15
The GSV Startup Bootcamp is a 7-week online curriculum designed to educate and inspire anyone with the courage and dedication to take control of their future.
January 25 through March 12, 2021
Learn how to start a company with help from the world's top startup accelerator - Y Combinator.

There are 4 categories for international students to pitch in:
  • Business Management and Process Improvement
  • Community/Civic Innovations
  • Healthcare/Biomedical
  • IT/Connected Devices (IOT)
Keep Learning, Keep Growing

The internet is full of remote work advice. Work from home long enough, though, and you'll learn some tips that most people won't share—because they don't want to admit to following them.

Show your coworkers you’re ready to engage and contribute by coming out from behind your blank screen.

Offered by The State University of New York. In this project-centered course, you will craft an essential cornerstone of the modern-day job or internship search: the resume. 

Social media will play an increasingly crucial role in supporting small business growth. Here’s how (and why) you should work social media into your plans for 2021 and beyond.

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