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And then there were five: John Carroll University to join NEOLaunchNET network
The Burton D. Morgan has granted the school $221,500 to establish the program, which mentors and resources student entrepreneurs.
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2018 LaunchNET Idea Olympics audience
Come watch some great pitches by the 2018 LaunchNET Idea Olympics finalists.

TONIGHT at 6pm in the University Library - Garden Room
Do Good: Social Entrepreneurship Event
Do Good: Social Entrepreneurship: Two-Part Speaker Event and Team Challenge - Wednesday, March 21

Speakers: Evan Delahanty of Peaceful Fruits & Gianna Centofanti

What would you do with a $1 million to make the world a better place?? (cash prizes)
Register today!
Legal Workshop: Friday, March 16, 2018

Join us for LUNCH and learn what every creative professional should know about protecting your rights and not getting into legal hot water! 
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All the CEO Ladies: Women in Kent mixer tomorrow
Celebrate Women's History Month with All the CEO Ladies & some of Kent's successful female entrepreneurs!
Thursday, March 15
KSU Women's Center
Kent State Mini Maker Faire: April 13
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Apply to exhibit
INNOVATION COMMUNICATION: Collaborative Connections
Learn techniques for creating positive, innovative interactions with a variety of audiences.

This workshop is for students, staff, or faculty who want to improve their interpersonal or presentation skills and tap into innovative thinking and interacting.

Wednesday, April 11: 10am-noon
(lunch provided after workshop)
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LaunchNET's Spring Pop-up Shop
Looking for a great way to sell some products, test a new concept, or just get in front of a crowd?

LaunchNET's Spring Pop-up Shop will take place Friday, April 20th from 5-8pm at Tree City Coffee in downtown Kent. 
Applications due March 23
LaunchNET Clients
eBay program in Akron helps local businesses succeed online
Small businesses who were chosen for the Retail Revival program in Akron met with top officials of eBay on March 1.

CONGRATS to LaunchNET client Rasheda Brannon, founder of NoRearView, who was one of the attendees!
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Get answers to your law questions for FREE
Whether you need to know about partnership agreements, how to set up an LLC, or if you have any intellectual property to protect, sign up to talk with our FREE legal consultant in the LaunchNET office. 
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CONGRATS finalists!!
Congratulations to the student finalists (including 4 LaunchNET clients!) in the CEBI Pitch competition, coming up on April 19.

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Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship
A new endowed scholarship fund has been developed in honor of Paul L. Pfeiffer to support the students of LaunchNET Kent State. The prizes will recognize one innovative Kent State student and one Kent State faculty member each year. 

The $1000 student scholarship will recognize an outstanding, motivated graduate or undergraduate Kent State student who is a regular client of LaunchNET.
details & application
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Come out and discover student businesses on campus!
LaunchNET will be on hand to answer your business questions.
Start in CLE Founder Dinner - March 2018 AKRON EDITION!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar Restaurant, Akron
The audience at our events is made up of members of the local entrepreneurial community that want to help create, nurture and grow the next generation of great companies.
April 18, 2018 at Blu Jazz in Akron
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Attend an informational session at the think[box] to learn how you can engage with leading NEO companies in Additive Manufacturing, Energy Storage, and Smart Devices & Systems (Internet of Things).
Youngstown Business Incubator/Team NEO
Paid Internship $10 - $15 hour. Student teams will be developed consisting of 4-6 students from different majors to develop existing technologies into startups.
Other interesting stuff
Check out the VentureWell BME competition! The national bmeidea competition offers university biomedical entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 and receive critical early-stage validation of their ideas
Are you looking to change the world of retail as we know it? Do you think you’ve got the next big thing? Now’s your time to step up to The Challenge! Submit your most innovative product, concept, business strategy today for your chance to win 4 months of free rent!
Flashstarts is looking to fill several marketing intern positions.  These positions are open to undergraduates and graduates.  Interns will provide marketing services within their specialty to our startup teams so there will be a variety of projects and people to experience.
ECDI and the SBDC at LCCC are proud partners in presenting the ScratchMade Incubator. Creators of handmade products are invited to apply to a 6-week training program designed to prepare product entrepreneurs for store shelves. 
The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all Attendees and Participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!
Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
The 105 Best Tools to Start Your Business in 2018 – The Mission
The focus here is on free and cheap tools that give you lots of bang for your buck. I also gave extra points to ones that are easy to setup and start using immediately. 
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