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If you're looking for a pick-me-up for the middle of the week, try this fall concoction from Starbucks: iced chai latte with oat milk, brown sugar syrup, and pumpkin cream cold foam.

Solid 10/10. Minus one point because it is fairly sweet and you will need to pace yourself when drinking it, but plus one point because it is inventive and that kind of spirit is celebrated here.

Highlights for this week include student job opportunities at LaunchNET, Haymaker Farmers' Market on campus (today!), classes on establishing your Etsy business, and the benefits of video game soundtracks 🍓🥛
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KSU Elevator Pitch
Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist or CEO. You have 90 second to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop, do you have what it takes?

Give it a shot in LaunchNET's annual Elevator Pitch competition. $1,000 in prizes including best business pitch and best personal pitch. Open to entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators from all majors -- pitch a business or pitch yourself!

Thursday, October 7, 6pm - 8:30pm

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LaunchNET is Looking for Student Employees
We are currently looking for two student employees, click the button below if you'd like to learn more about each position and apply!

I3: Assist in the planning and execution of our new product accelerator for startups.
K12: Help manage K12 initiatives focused on encouraging entrepreneurship at all grade levels.
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SkyHack 3.0
SkyHack is a weekend-long aviation focused design challenge. This event will enable you to explore issues in the aviation industry ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles, to pathogens on planes, to sustainability. Work together with students from multiple universities as you ‘hack’ and plan your way to a grand prize.

This is a free event with food, refreshments and prizes. Open to students from any U.S. university.

November 5-7, 2021

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Meet the CEO's | Kent Kulture
Kent Kulture is a student org focused on promoting student businesses and services. Meet the CEO's will be their very first in person event since the pandemic 🥳

Come out on Thursday, September 23 at 7pm to learn what Kent Kulture is about and connect with their E-board!

Thursday, September 23 at 7pm | Student Center Rm 316
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Events & Opportunities
Haymaker Farmers’ Market At Risman Plaza |
Haymaker Farmers’ Market and Kent State are partnering to bring fresh food to the campus. About 20 vendors will be located at the Risman Plaza Student Green Sept. 21 (today) and Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn about the local farming community, select fresh produce, and connect with the broader Kent community!
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Build Your MVP Program | JumpStart
BYMVP is a 7-week workshop that combines focused course work with guidance from entrepreneurs, advisors and investors to help you efficiently develop a Minimum Viable Software Product.

Apply by Monday, September 27
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2021 Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Application | Hudson Library
Do you make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving?

In partnership with Etsy, the Hudson Library & Historical Society is offering free virtual classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.

Apply by Thursday, September 30
Apply Here
Resources & Education
A scientific look at the correlation between music, specifically movie and video game soundtracks, and productivity.
Learn how one HubSpotter created a framework to take back control of his meeting schedule and eliminate meeting fatigue. 

Being productive as an entrepreneur is no easy task. We’re giving you 14 productivity hacks for small business owners.

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