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News & Announcements
Launch Microgrants Available ($99-500)
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many pivots in coursework, events/activities, and our day-to-day lives. To assist in these pivots, LaunchNET is offering a limited microgrant opportunity (Spring 2021).

Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis through March 26, 2021.

Funding is limited and not guaranteed through the deadline. 
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Welcome our new LaunchNET Team Members
Meet Matthew! He is a graduate student here at Kent State. A fun fact about him is that he has hugged a Panda bear in China! 

Meet Julian! He is also a graduate student at Kent State. A fun fact about him is that he is wearing the hats of both student and teacher! 
No-Code Workshop Registration
Join LaunchNET Student Fellow Amrith for a 4-week virtual workshop series about building an app without knowing how to code!
Fridays @3-4pm, starting March 12
sign up!
March All the CEO Ladies meeting
WED March 10: 5:30-7pm (Google Meet)

Join us as we host speaker Cathy Posner, career coach, as she talks about Authentic Leadership.  

As always, we will offer support, answer questions, and chat about our ventures and updates. 
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Be a Mentor & Get Paid!
Are you interested in Entrepreneurship & Innovation? Want to Earn up to $840?
LaunchNET Kent State is looking for a few students who are interested in learning more about STEM Entrepreneurship & Innovation, providing entrepreneurship & innovation mentoring support to local NE Ohio high school students, and earning up to $840 this semester.
Learn more & sign up!
Male Empowerment Network 10 Year Anniversary Docuseries: Episode 1 - YouTube
HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY to the amazing Male Empowerment Network!! 
Watch the video!
University Libraries Student Scholarship
University Libraries is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Student Scholarship Competition. Eligible students include Kent Campus students in good standing with the University, who will be Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors in the 2022-2023 academic year.
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Client News
Fashion Seniors Announced as 2021 FSF Scholarship Recipients
CONGRATS to LaunchNET clients & Fashion design seniors Jordan Bigelow and Mattney Yates!!! 
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The Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club - 2021 Winners Announced
SO PROUD of our Client & KSU Alum, Anne Skoch, who was named one of 2021 Northeast Ohio's Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers!! 
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
The Division of Graduate Studies is hosting its first FlashPitch competition – a 90-second elevator pitch competition for graduate students.
First Place: $400
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
People’s Choice: $150
Celebrating Women’s History Month
MARCH 1 – 31, 2021

webinars & resources
inspiring speakers
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inspiration + education + conversation
The Build Sprint is an opportunity for intense focus on your startup or side-project for a specific period of time. For existing startups, this may involve a push towards launching a specific feature or reaching a certain milestone. For new founders, this is an opportunity to take the plunge and begin work on a project that excites you.

Black Girl Ventures andManifestation Babe have partnered together to support Black and Brown woman-identifying founders with an Industry Agnostic BGV Style pitch competition.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund grant program aims to help U.S. small businesses severely impacted by the pandemic stabilize and thrive by providing better access to affordable capital in the form of non-repayable grants of up to $20,000. 
Keep Learning, Keep Growing
How to Use Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide
Read this helpful guide to learn how to set up your Clubhouse account, follow others on the app, and attend or host your first audio chats (or “rooms”).
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