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Creating a community of Kent State makers, innovators, creators, collaborators, and business owners.
Help us #CreateCommunity
We are taking seriously our commitment to creating a community of makers, innovators, creators, builders, collaborators, and business owners. 

But we need your help!
Tell us when you're available for events & other event ideas you have.
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Invent for the Planet - KSU Feb 15 - 17
Calling all inventors, hackers, creative thinkers, and everyone who cares about the planet!

College of Aeronautics & Engineering, Design Innovation, and LaunchNET present Invent for the Planet - KSU 

Work with students from around the world to solve big problems! 
Sign up today!
Thanks for a great 2019 Fashion Tech Hackathon!
From headbands that track a baby’s temperature to jackets covered in plants, the variety of products presented at this year’s Fashion/Tech Hackathon was vast.
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All the CEO Ladies: February 19
All the CEO Ladies is a partnership between LaunchNET Kent State and the Kent State Women's Resource Center.

Next meetup: Tuesday, Feb. 19
Women's Center, Williamson House
LaunchTown 2019
The LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards are an idea competition, seeking students with the BEST IDEA for a new business, product or service to create wealth. This is an open competition, available to all students, of all majors, from all colleges and universities.
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Good F*cking Design Business Advice: Feb. 28
Join LaunchNET, VCD, AIGA in welcoming KSU alums Brian Buirge and Jason Becher for an evening of unconventional design and entrepreneurship advice from the founders of goodfuckingdesignadvice.com

Thursday, February 285:30-8pm
226 Taylor Hall

There will also be a meet & greet at the LaunchNET office (2nd floor, library) on Friday March 1 at 11am.

register (space is limited!)
For & About Clients
Local media company aims to raise mental health awareness with art showcase | wkyc.com
Alumni Jada Renee and her company INDE breaks the mental health stigma through creative lenses with their latest event. 
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KENT-repreneur Episode 1: Alula | Podcasts | kentwired.com
KENT-repreneur is a deep dive into business, tech and entrepreneurial efforts at Kent State. Host Anna Huntsman will take you on an exploration into innovation the first and third Thursdays

Listen now
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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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
Accounting help for your biz
Signup for accounting help in the LaunchNET office this semester:

Feb 22
March 15
April tba
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Opportunities & Events
LaunchHouse presents Startup Standup
 Thursday, March 21, 2019
John Carroll Student Center

 An informal and low-pressure environment where any student, staff, faculty member, or community member can pitch an idea and get immediate feedback from a room of friendly entrepreneurial thinkers. 

Pitch or just help others!
LaunchHouse presents Growing Your Side Hustle - Panel - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 

Venture For America is looking for fellow applicants. If you have a passion for building things and impacting emerging cities in across the country, then you should apply to be a fellow in an influential network of entrepreneurs and startup leaders. 

Check out this video if you are interested in learning more. The deadline is Monday, January 28, 2019.
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition.
Philanthropitch is a social impact fast pitch competition on a mission to scale innovative nonprofits. 
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.
The Flashstarts mission is to recruit, develop, and fund early stage startups in becoming successful seed stage businesses. We do this through a unique system of resources, formal programming, events, and collaboration.

The Kauffman Foundation Summer Internship program will engage a diverse group of 15-20 college students (undergraduate and graduate level) in a paid summer internship experience in Kansas City, Missouri, with three components: meaningful project work, civic engagement, and professional development.

Learning Corner
Creative Confidence Podcast | IDEO U - IDEO U
Conversations on leadership and design thinking with some of today’s most inspiring change makers and design thinkers who believe in leading through creativity.

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