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News & Announcements
LaunchNET Scholarships 2021: DEADLINE TONIGHT!!

LaunchNET clients can apply for TWO LaunchNET Student Scholarships! 
  • Marty Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship 
  • Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship
And students can nominate a staff/faculty member for a cash award for being a mentor on their venture work.
Apply now
CONGRATS to our micro-grant recipients!
In response to the pandemic and the inability to hold in-person competitions and other entrepreneurial support activities, LaunchNET Kent State looked for novel yet meaningful ways to support Kent State's student entrepreneurs this semester. These Spring 2021 pivots included a virtual, cohort-based program called Black Women Bosses and a Launch micro-grant program offering $99-$500 for business advancement.
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Attention Nonprofits!
Are you working on a nonprofit venture?
LaunchNET is partnering with Cleveland Life Institute, who is offering a multi-week program this summer all about running a successful nonprofit. 
If you're interested, reach out to your LaunchNET advisor for more information! 
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KSU Faculty Entrepreneurs Forum: April 27 3-4pm
The purpose of this panel is to share the experiences and best practices of faculty around the region who have become faculty entrepreneurs.
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LaunchNET Kent State extends entrepreneurial reach with renewed funding from Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Thanks to the renewal of their key funding grant, LaunchNET Kent State will continue to inspire the entrepreneur mindset and support innovative thinkers across the Kent State University community. Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced an award of up to $350,000 will be granted to support the LaunchNET initiative at Kent State University through June 2023. 
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Sign up for Fall Design Innovation Courses
The entry point into collaborative design-infused problem-solving. Our goal is to grow and offer Cross-disciplinary Course Offerings -  Project-based learning that relies on multiple perspectives and Studios that will engage stakeholders and industry, and may include travel components. Seize this opportunity today! 
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
gALPHA Social Impact is a free four-week program focused on creating initiatives to address equity in education, criminal justice reform and other important areas of impact.  Apply NOW for their summer programming!
The Black Girl Magic Digital Summit is 2 days of jam-packed content that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home! Browse the schedule below and be sure to tune in!

Join us this May! The Brand Kickstart is a 2 week accelerator program that helps you transition your small business into a brand. Be ready to transform you small business!
Keep Learning, Keep Growing
At first glance, the name of your business might not seem like a crucial factor in your success – but getting it wrong could cause complications. Find out the basics elements to consider when choosing the name of your business!

You know who loves to give advice? Everyone. Especially when it comes to marketing. But what do you do when that advice all requires a budget—a budget you don't have? What happens then?
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