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SkyHack Design Challenge
Are you ready for another SkyHack?  SkyHack is a weekend long event in which students will come together to provide a solution to a challenge or “pain point” relating to the aviation industry.

November 1-3, 2019
Open to students 18 years of age or older from any US college or university, in any area of study.
learn more & sign up
Help high school students get innovative!
We need about 30 students, staff, and/or faculty members to help out with a STEM-focused entrepreneurship and innovation program aimed at high schoolers! 

The event takes place on Tuesday, October 29, and you will be needed from 10:45am - 1pm. You will be helping to facilitate a table of students working on an innovative solution. Lunch will be served and anyone who helps out will also receive a $25 Visa gift card! 
sign up to be a "table mentor"
The Entrepreneur Life: A LaunchNET workshop series
"Let's talk about the real-life stuff of entrepreneurship"

10-16-2019 | HOW TO PITCH & NETWORK

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!
All the CEO Ladies: October 2019
All the CEO Ladies October meetup  Wednesday, October 16:
"Protecting Your Bag: Things to Know on your Journey to Becoming an Entrepreneur"
Join us this month to learn some of the key legal things you should know for your venture, with Hanne-Lore Gambrell, Esq.
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Help out a LaunchNET client who is doing customer research! 
answer a few questions
2nd Annual FlashLab Pitch Contest | Kent State Student Media
WHAT: A fun, competitive contest to develop innovative ideas in the areas of content development, revenue generation, audience engagement and collaboration. Winning ideas have the chance to receive funding to launch their ideas within Kent State Student Media.

WHEN: Contest opens Sept. 16th and closes Oct. 27th at 11:59 p.m., with final judging to be completed by Dec. 4, 2018

WHO: All currently enrolled Kent State University students are invited to pitch. Entrants do not have to be connected to a Student Media partner, though they are encouraged to collaborate as they see fit.
Pitch your idea!
Apply for a Kent State of Wellness Seeds of Wellness Mini-grant
Do you have an idea for a collaborative initiative to promote health and wellness on campus? 

LaunchNET can help you put together a proposal for a Kent State of Wellness mini-grant! 
find out more
For & About Clients
CONGRATULATIONS to client Cliford Fumbui, who has a new iOS app on iTunes! 

NASAH is for small businesses to simplify their mobile employees' timekeeping and payroll. 
Check it out
Accounting help is Back!
Not sure if you need a vendor's license?
Need help setting up your bookkeeping? 
Have another business finance question?
Sign up to get FREE help in the LaunchNET office!
Where are my retailers???
Calling all LaunchNET clients who "sell stuff" to customers! 

I'm putting together a group in order to get feedback on what resources and assistance you need, as well as selling opportunities. 
info from retail clients
Limitless Ambition 2019 Fall Social and Fundraiser
Limitless Ambition 2019 Fall Social and Fundraiser
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The Mustard Seed Market and Cafe, Akron
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Around the Ecosystem
Join fellow educators November 8-9 at the fifth annual Enspire Conference - Teaching in the 21st Century.
Friday, November 8 - 1:00-5:00pm
Saturday, November 9 - 8:00am-12:30pm
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.
THINKBIG: Employment & Entrepreneurship at Kent State Stark
THINKBIG is a day of county-wide community conversations. Organized by Stark Community Foundation and Strengthening Stark, the inaugural event is designed to give residents a voice and bring people together to brainstorm solutions to community needs while celebrating the good in Stark County.
Building the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Changing Times: Technology, Education and Globalization
Join scholars, practitioners and policy makers from around the globe to deliberate the impact of rapidly changing technology, education systems and the global rise of nationalist policies on innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems.
Click here to view the full agenda.
To secure your FREE STUDENT registration, please email Meghan Salkin no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019.
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
October 21–23, 2019
Students, developers, designers, investors, engineers, researchers, and community members will have the opportunity to participate in this high-energy, all-night problem solving session to help solve some of healthcare’s most pressing issues.
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!
Learning Corner
Incubating innovation

Northeast Ohio is flush with incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces, and these startup organizations all are oriented toward the same goal.

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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!