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The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
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Highlights for the week include: co-working and foundations of marketing beginning this week, CEBI pitch competition, a lovely little mixer, video editing tools, and an exciting launch from a client 🌟
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News & Announcements
Foundations of Marketing for Small Businesses
This marketing series is a free opportunity to build the foundations for your brand and learn the best methods to reach your audience.

Presented by Kent State alum and experienced entrepreneur, Angelique Wong! 

Beginning this Wednesday, February 1 at 6pm
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Events & Opportunities
CEBI Pitch Competition
The CEBI Pitch Competition is an opportunity for Kent State student entrepreneurs to win funding to support their business idea.

$20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the final competition this April.

Application Deadline: February 8
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FeBURRary Mixer with UARF and Bounce
Stay warm with us at Bounce Innovation Hub for sushi, seltzers, boba tea, and conversation!

UARF and Bounce are startup support organizations based in the Akron area.

Wednesday, February 15 at 3:30pm
Resources & Education
Branding is hard, but differentiation is even harder. Here are 5 companies that brilliantly differentiated their brands from the competition. Plus, 8 steps to differentiate your own brand. 
CapCut is an all-in-one video editor that makes video creating and sharing easier. Check out the app to stay on top of trending edits and simplify the editing process of TikToks and Reels. 
Notion is famous for its usage and minimal theme. The simple black and white colour pallets with minimal pastel colour option helps one...
Fun & Stuff
Charcoal: Book of Thought & Short Stories
Charcoal is a multimedia project from LaunchNET client, Tamakloe Yayra Ami, that gives its audience access to narratives that hold mirrors of humanity, queerness, feminism, and different aspects of the black experience, to itself. It provides this experience through text, illustrations, and audio.

You can keep up with Ami's work by following them on Instagram @Ami_Tamakloe
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