See ya in April
The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
I'm keeping it simple today guys. Physically spring break is next week and mentally I am already there.

I hope you all have a wonderful and restful break! I'll be searching for Kate. Stay tuned for my findings.

Highlights for the week include: calling all craft entrepreneurs, the small business showcase (where we will be showcasing you), funding ops for students, a women in entrepreneurship panel, and a new podcast episode !
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News & Announcements
Crafterpreneurship Contest
For the 2024 Crafterpreneurship Contest, LaunchNET KSU and the Arts Entrepreneurship Student Org (AESO) would like you to create a crafted work that displays your value proposition. In other words, what makes you special as a creative or as a person?
  • 5 winners whose pieces will be displayed at a special table during the Showcase
  • One grand prize winner will receive $100, some crafty gifts, and a guest spot on LaunchNET's podcast
Submit by Sunday, April 14
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Small Business Showcase | Apr 18
Join us for our end of semester showcase! This will be a tabling event featuring Kent State entrepreneurs and the businesses they have been working on. Sign up to have a table and grow your audience, or simply to attend and support local entrepreneurs.

Thursday, April 18 from 4-6pm
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Funding & Support
Microgrants - Now Morgan Startup Grants
LaunchNET is offering funding via Morgan Startup Grants to help Kent State student entrepreneurs move their businesses forward and reach their goals! This year we will be featuring:
  • Launch Morgan Startup Grant - up to $500
  • Scale-Up Morgan Startup Grant - up to $1,250
Apply by THIS FRIDAY, March 22
Apply Here
Scholarships & Awards
We are offering two student scholarships along with a faculty mentor award this semester! This financial support is geared towards entrepreneurial students and faculty:
  • Marty Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship - $1,000 for idea phase and launched ventures
  • Paul L. Pfeiffer Endowed Entrepreneurship Award - $1,000 for launched ventures
  • Paul L. Pfeiffer Mentor Award - $1,000 for faculty who support student innovations
Apply / Submit by April 5, 2024
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Events & Opportunities
Women in Entrepreneurship Panel | LaunchNET BW
We will be discussing women in entrepreneurship and exploring topics such as overcoming business challenges, effective strategies for business promotion, and celebrating achievements along the way.

Today, March 20 at 5pm
Register Here
Spotlights & Shoutouts
When it comes to entrepreneurship you have to believe in yourself, even if the odds are stacked against you. Em always knew she was a creative at heart and even with doubts circling around her, she trusted in herself and launched her business: DICEVICI

Tune in to hear how her journey started and her future goals involving fruit leather 🥑
Listen Here