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*PLEASE NOTE* In accordance with Kent State's current policy, all LaunchNET venture meetings will be virtual and all in-person events are cancelled for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.

We are still open and happy to assist with you with any advising and business questions you may have.

If you are a current client, visit ksulaunch.net/appointment to schedule with your advisor and an online meeting link will be included in your confirmation email.

We are working some virtual ways to stay in touch and continue to have group meet-ups, like our new book club, The Entrepreneur Life, All the CEO Ladies, and BYOB. Keep watching your email and this newsletter for announcements as we roll them out! 
LaunchNET Scholarships 2020 | DEADLINE EXTENDED
APPLY NOW for one or both of TWO $1000 scholarships available from LaunchNET, for the 2020-21 academic year.

Applications are due Friday, April 10
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CONGRATS to early LaunchNET client company remesh who raises $25 million more to orchestrate market research with AI
Remesh, which taps AI to orchestrate and accelerate market research, has raised $25 million in a series A extension round.
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Along with the reading experience, I will be offering an audio experience as well. Presenting you all the Amrit Shenava’s Podcast. I will be talking about Tech, Startups, Entrepreneurship and others. I will be coming out with first episode in the coming few weeks and I really hope I can do something great with the podcast.

Thank you and STAY SAFE
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship | Case Western Reserve University
Sponsored by NASA, the FedTech Startup Studio program pairs technology developed in NASA laboratories with business and technical talent who aim to create new businesses around breakthrough NASA technology. 
Apply to this 8-week summer cohort program now! 
The BGV Pitch Competition is a crowdfunding meets pitch competition. The audience votes with their dollars via our tech platform to determine the winner. The person with the most votes wins (not the most money raised).
The Riveter Community Day features online events, actions and shared moments, all focused on one thing: the importance of coming together. Now, more than ever, we need ways to connect and support each other and our communities. 
The E-Team Grant Program provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. 
Do you have a business or an idea for a business in Akron? 

Over $100,000 in grants available in Akron’s small business competition! Rubber City Match connects vacant retail spaces with new and expanding small businesses. If you can dream it, we’ll help you build it in Akron!
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Work & Study

If you’ve been working remotely and your current setup just isn’t cutting it, here’s what you need to do.

You have a chance to reinvent the default, to make it better. Or we can maintain the status quo. Which way will you contribute?

Rather than doing what we’ve always done in real-life (but online, and not as well), what if we did something better instead?

This global pandemic will shape businesses for decades to come.

Keep Smiling

Once the quarantine derailed her upcoming tour, comedian and author Lane Moore created a raw, funny space on Twitch to help viewers deal with loneliness.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, our university recently gave me three hours to move our entire class online for the next three to sixteen weeks. I ...

Simply click 'Next' and continue to be amazed. Select your favorite country. Play a slideshow in fullscreen. Use as a screensaver. Best way to kill your time.

Be Healthy

There’s no way around it: The news is grim. But these techniques can help when things feel overwhelming.

Working where you live is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you have other people in the space. Here’s how to avoid the darker side of remote work.

Practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, and educators facing COVID-19.

YMCA 360 offers online exercise, fitness, wellbeing, and youth sports classes from the comfort of your own home. Popular classes like yoga, barre, bootcamp, tai chi, boxing, weightlifting and soccer are free for you and your family.

Business Resources
Springboard for the Arts has been working tirelessly on the Artist Emergency Relief Fund to conduct fundraising while making funds available to you as quickly as possible. Nationwide artist emergency fund information also available at this link.

Find out how to setup your small business for gift card sales. A great revenue generating idea, gift cards can help attract more customers. Learn more.

Learn the benefits of virtual conferences, take a look at some examples of successful virtual conferences, and explore some tools that will help you plan your own. 

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

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