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Movie Recommendation of the Week: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

For my supervisor reviewing this content, I promise this movie is relevant to entrepreneurship. Not only does it feature an actor perfecting his craft, but it includes a female entrepreneur who created a highly successful business.

Highlights for this week include All the CEO Ladies starting, Dr. Tameka Ellington (a LaunchNET client!) launching the Textures art exhibit at KSU, Greyt Big Talk providing creativity and inspiration, and tips on how to manage internal resistance.  
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All the CEO Ladies - First Meeting!
All the CEO Ladies is a group that supports the entrepreneurial women of Kent State.

Our first meeting of the semester will be taking place this Wednesday at the Women's Center. This meeting will be framed around the themes of Money & Relationships. Register below to join!

Wednesday, September 15, 5:30pm - 7pm
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Dr. Joseph Underwood & Dr. Tameka Ellington - The History and Art of Black Hair |
LaunchNET client, Dr. Tameka Ellington, has taken part in the creation and launch of the "TEXTURES: The History and Art of Black Hair” exhibit at Kent State. This exhibit is currently open and is definitely something you don't want to miss!

Congratulations, Dr. Tameka Ellington! We know how much time and effort has gone into this project and we're so excited to see the final masterpiece!
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KSU Elevator Pitch
Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist or CEO. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? 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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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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Events & Opportunities
Greyt Big Talk w/ Baiju Shah | Greyt Culture
GREYT BIG TALK is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. This Friday's talk will feature Baiju Shah, President & CEO of Greater Cleveland Partnership.

Each event features: breakfast and coffee, live music, original art by local designers, a few inspiring startup pitches, and a short talk from a successful creative person.

Friday, September 17, 8:30am – 10:00am
Wendy Park, Whiskey Island, Cleveland, OH 44102
Sports Entrepreneurship Conference | Veale Institute For Entrepreneurship
Join us for the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's inaugural Sports Entrepreneurship Conference, featuring remarkable speakers in the industry, providing insight and advice.

Hear from experienced sports executives on how an entrepreneurial mindset has helped build their careers and in some cases, their businesses. Free event.

Friday, September 24, 10am - 5pm
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The Commons - Developing Leaders, Growing Companies, Improving NE Ohio | EDGE
The Commons Program is designed to attract, develop, and retain talented and motivated minds by blending career and innovation skills with mentoring professionals to give students a truly unique, real-world experience.

The program is a collaboration with area colleges and universities, mentors, and innovative local businesses and focuses on engaging university students of ANY major and ANY year in school and is open to any current (or recent) student of any age or discipline.

No cost to students to participate.
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NEOSVF's Kent State chapter needs a Student Manager for the fall semester! NEOSVF provides students with the opportunity to understand ventures from a new perspective: as the investor.

The Student Manager will lead team efforts in selecting a local startup to review, thoroughly analyzing the startup as a possible investment, and presenting team findings to the board of directors. Student Managers will be expected to commit 2-5 hours per week.

If you're interested in participating or have questions about the KSU chapter of NEOSVF, please contact CEBI Director Shawn Rohlin at
Resources & Education
This why-can’t-I-just-do-it circle of hell can happen any time you’re trying to do something you care about that is big and in some way new. You are not lazy. You are not irresponsible. You are experiencing internal resistance. It is a facet of human creativity and growth, and it can be managed.
Learn the difference between soft and hard skills — plus, how you can include both on your resume to stand out to potential employers.

10 things to do to help you get back into the right head space.

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