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The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
Thank you all for a lovely semester 🧡

It's been wonderful having these one sided conversations with you and I look forward to more in the future.

Good luck with finals and congratulations to our graduating friends. Best of luck in the future 🛸

Highlights for the week (and some are due this week): a paid accelerator over summer where you can make $2,500, a graduate assistantship for prison education, alumni Morgan Startup Grants (up to $3,000!), a jolly good fellows celebration, a survey to support client research, and a resource fair for entrepreneurs!
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News & Announcements
Marty Erbaugh i3 Lab Accelerator - Paid
This application is for student entrepreneurs looking to further their ventures in the Marty Erbaugh i3 Lab accelerator program in Summer 2024. This is a multi-week program designed to help teams advance their ventures to the next stage in their startup journey through connections to campus and regional resources, business model and business development, prototyping and other support.

Program includes a $2,500 stipend for all participants. Applications are due by this Friday, May 3rd at 5pm.
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Graduate Assistantship (Prison Entrepreneurship Ed)
We're hiring! This graduate position will be responsible for managing LaunchNET interactions within the TCI program. This includes identifying needs of students, speakers/resource providers, working with an on-site coordinator to schedule virtual presentations with speakers, and keeping detailed data on programming attendees.

Apply by May 16 at 6pm
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Alumni Morgan Startup Grants
The LaunchNET alumni Morgan Startup Grant program is focused on helping alumni entrepreneurs move their businesses forward with inventory, capital, product, or other related purchases. Applicants may request up to $3,000.

Apply by May 31, 2024
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Events & Opportunities
DI Fellows Celebration | Design Innovation
Take part in celebrating the accomplishments of the Design Innovation Faculty and Student Fellows at the annual DI Fellows Celebration!

The evening will include a pinning ceremony and project showcase of DI Faculty and Student Fellows projects and DI courses throughout the DI HUB.

Register for the event by Friday, May 3
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Support LaunchNET Client Research on the Future of Transportation
Researchers at Kent State University are exploring public perceptions of advanced air mobility technologies such as flying cars, air taxis, and drone deliveries. By taking this anonymous survey, you'll be helping shape the future of transportation and mobility in our communities.

This survey takes 5 minutes or less, but your input could have a lasting impact.
Small Business Resource Fair | ECDI
Join ECDI and the WBC on May 18th for a day of small business resources, trainings, and networking! Meet other local entrepreneurs and learn about the numerous free and affordable business resources offered in the Northeast Ohio region.

Come for the resources, stay for the connections, and leave with the tools to grow your small business like never before!

Saturday, May 18 from 10am - 1:30pm
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