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The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
My dudes and dudettes! How are all of you?? The fall semester is starting and while slightly overwhelmed, I am very excited to see you all back on campus.

I'll follow up with more next week, but consider these in the meantime:
- 400 worms on a string
- Trent carried the show tbh (sorry Devi)
- New dino just dropped in Argentina

Highlights for the week include: i3 Lab applications are open, Late Night (!), pitching "shark tank" style, liberating thoughts to start the semester with, and PorchRockr 🤘
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News & Announcements
i3 Lab Applications Now Open
The i3 Lab houses student teams that ideate, innovate and incubate their ventures through a product accelerator. This is a multi-week program designed to help teams advance to the next stage in their startup journey.

Apply now for direct access to advisors, product development equipment, and exclusive office space.

Applications due Thursday, August 18th
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Join us for the biggest party on campus! Featuring a live DJ, pizza, Handel's ice cream, video games, and more.

Monday, August 22nd at 8pm
Pivoting in Prison: A Need for Entrepreneurship Support
This past year LaunchNET and Kent State University have been working to bring entrepreneurial education to those who are incarcerated. There are currently 13 justice involved learners enrolled in the program and the impact already seen in the early stages has been huge. 
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Events & Opportunities
YBI's 3rd Annual "Shark Tank" Event | Youngstown Business Incubator
The Youngstown Business Incubator is excited to present this year's fundraising event, "Shark Tank" - an opportunity to showcase entrepreneurship and innovation while promoting economic development across the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio.

Applications due September 1, 2022 at 5pm
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Federal Resources for Rural-Based Businesses | SBA
Learn from the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center as they discuss opportunities available for rural-based businesses.

August 30, 10am-11am - no cost to join!
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SXSW Pitch | SXSW Conference & Festivals
SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to a panel of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, and venture capital and angel investors. Don't miss your opportunity to pitch your startup live at SXSW in Austin, TX.

Applications open until November 13, 2022 
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Resources & Education
Stop saying sorry for who you are.

Your go-to resource for the hottest TikTok trends in 2022 – updated weekly!

Thoughts are not facts, except sometimes they are!
Fun & Stuff
PorchRokr Music Festival | Highland Square - Akron Ohio
Come to one of Akron's most exciting, community building events that supports local artists: PorchRokr Music Festival. Taking place at Highland Square's Music & Art Festival August 20th 2022. Music, Art, Family Fun!
Check out the bands!