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The latest & greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
Creating a community of Kent State makers, innovators, creators, collaborators, and business owners.
Pitch your business idea or concept for a chance to win up to $4,000 (across multiple categories) in seed funding. First place undergraduate team moves on to the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium regional IdeaLabs competition!

Idea Olympics is open to all Kent State students (undergrad, grad, PhD) regardless of major
Apply by Feb. 22
Around the Block @ Kent: Tues Feb 26
Come Learn about Blockchain, Blockland, and Flashstarts!

Big things are happening in Northeast Ohio with the momentum around blockchain technology and influx of community support and innovation. Blockchain technology is set to disrupt nearly every industry, allowing for secure, real-time, fully-transparent transactions of data and value.
As the Blockland initiative works towards making our region a blockchain and technology hub, Flashstarts is connecting people to resources to learn about blockchain technology and to the opportunities it will bring our region.
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SNAPP Program Idea Competition
Have a great idea for Student Support Services or the Student Multicultural Center?  Get recognized, support and money to make it happen at the Aw SNAPP Competition! 

FEBRUARY 27: Informational & pitch workshop
Gather in the Leadership Center (KSC 220) at 6pm to learn what makes a great idea and learn to pitch it!

MARCH 20: Competition takes place
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LaunchTown 2019: Technology Based Idea Competition
LaunchTown Experience is Northeast Ohio’s top annual event for investors to see the best technology- driven business ideas from students of all majors. The emphasis of the competition is on ideas—innovative and impactful student-driven ideas.

$20,000 in Prizes!
Undergraduate & graduate categories!
Application Deadline: March 7, 2019
Apply today
For & About Clients
2019 Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship
The $1000 student scholarship will recognize an outstanding, motivated graduate or undergraduate Kent State student who is a regular client of LaunchNET. Award also includes a travel stipend. 
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Paul L. Pfeiffer Faculty Mentor Award-2019
A Kent State faculty member will be recognized with a $1000 Faculty Mentor Award for working with and supporting student innovators and entrepreneurs beyond the classroom. 
Nominate your favorite faculty member!
LaunchNET Client in the News
Marketing Today: Remesh's Andrew Konya And His Relentless Pursuit Of The Truth 
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Accounting help for your biz
Signup for accounting help in the LaunchNET office this semester:

Feb 22
March 15
April tba
Sign up now
Sign up for free legal advice for your venture!
Thursday afternoons, in the LaunchNET office, our IPVC legal representative will be here to answer your questions! 
Claim your time slot
Want to advertise your venture?
If you want to get in front of nearly 3000 folks (not just KSU students) in Northeast Ohio, to advertise an event, share some good news, or get some help, we can help! 

Give us the info and we can include it in the next LaunchNET newsletter. 
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Events & Workshops around NEO
Do you have a passion for doing good?  Are you thinking of starting a nonprofit? Attend our free class and explore if starting a nonprofit is the right course of action.
Whether your ambition is for a hobby that pays for itself, or a professional operation that is someone’s livelihood, these sessions will give you practical and usable tools to help you protect, produce and thrive. 

Beyond all the great info you'll get from our speakers. The Maker Sessions is also a place to connect with other local creative entrepreneurs! 
TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition.
WBENCPitch is a large, tournament style elevator pitch competition for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). The competition will be held at the WBENC Summit & Salute in Houston, TX on March 12-13, 2019.
Job & Internship opportunities
The Cleveland Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by working together with our donors to build community endowment, address needs through grantmaking, and provide leadership on key community issues.
Y Combinator created Work at a Startup to make it easy for engineers to find the right YC company to join.
Learning Corner
Amazon Launchpad
Amazon Launchpad provides resources, expertise, and global infrastructure to entrepreneurs and startup companies to sell and deliver innovative products to millions of Amazon customers. Here's what you can look forward to as an Amazon Launchpad member.
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