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Preview KSU! | Kent State University
If you are (or know) a high school senior considering going to Kent State, join us for Preview KSU!

This event is a great opportunity to learn about the campus, explore different majors, and partake in fun activities. Plus, you can visit LaunchNET and Design Innovation in the brand new Design Innovation Hub!

In-person: Friday, July 23 and Friday, July 30
Virtual: Tuesday, August 10
Register Here
Exploring Collegiate Entrepreneurship through Microgrants | Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Last year with a need to pivot our typical spring events, we explored the idea of offering microgrants to our students. This micro shift was a macro success, allowing us to attract new student audiences and support twice as many entrepreneurs as before. 

We collaborated with LaunchNET Baldwin Wallace to co-author a guest blog post describing our experiences with microgrants in different university settings.

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Kent State Ashtabula releases Radiance White Wine |
Kent State released Radiance, the university's fourth wine, as a part of their viticulture and enology program at Kent State Ashtabula. Made from grapes harvested from Markko Vineyards in Northeast Ohio, the white wine features pleasant aromas and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit.

Congrats to our friends at Kent State Ashtabula on the new release! 🎉
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Events & Opportunities
Build your deep tech startup with STRIDE | STRIDE Accelerator
STRIDE’s mission is to provide deep tech startups with the validated problem-solution commercialization training they need to assemble required resources and bring their first product to market.

STRIDE provides weekly training on key commercialization topics, like MVP specs, branding, marketing, customer acquisition, pricing, financial projections, sales, pitching and fundraising; plus weekly check-ins with a dedicated mentor.

Accelerator begins August 10, 2021

Apply by July 25, 2021
Apply Here
Think in Color 2021 | Real Talk. Real Tools.
A summit that amplifies the voices of underrepresented entrepreneurs who are experts in creating, marketing, and selling digital products.

At Think in Color 2021, you'll learn from inspiring women who have been where you are right now, overcoming all obstacles to build thriving digital businesses. Now, they’re here to show you exactly how to get there too.

Watch Live July 27-28, 2021

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Small Business Impact Program | JumpStart
This intensive 12-week business assistance program is designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning. The cohort will work intensively on various key business issues, with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

Apply by August 16, 2021
Apply Here
Resources & Education
Many new businesses fail because it's not easy to keep an organization running. In this post, learn about common business challenges, why they occur, and how to overcome them.

When it comes to raising money to launch or grow your business, one increasingly popular route to go down is crowdfunding, where a large number of people chip in their cash to make something happen. Here’s how to go about it. 

Entrepreneurs keep trying to solve problems even when they face tough times. How can you practice persistence and grit like an entrepreneur?

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