Featuring ArtsLAUNCH!, paid summer work, and how to pitch.
The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
As the semester comes to an end, we'd just like to let everyone know how proud we are of you. Balancing classes, work, and life is no easy feat...especially when returning back to campus and trying to make things seem "normal". 

We can see how hard you're trying and we admire and appreciate your effort 🧡

Good luck with finals, take things one day at a time, and acknowledge how much you've accomplished so far. 

Highlights for this week include the ArtsLAUNCH! grant competition, a new client profile, paid undergraduate experience for next summer, and tips on pitching. 
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News & Announcements
ArtsLAUNCH! Grant Competition | Kent State University
Kent State University College of the Arts, in partnership with LaunchNET, announces ArtsLAUNCH! 2022, an annual grant competition to support student artists and creatives.

Undergraduate or graduate students must apply in one of two categories by January 18, 2022
Learn More & Apply
Client Profile: Catherine LaSpina | LaunchNET
Catherine LaSpina has tackled a lot of challenges in her life and currently she is taking on the challenge of being an entrepreneur and doctor at the same time. We luckily had the chance to talk with Catherine and learn more about her accomplishments thus far and how she’s grown her business.
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Kent State grad fashions Anne Cate accessory business | Making It
From a dorm room to cities around the world, Anne Cate's skyline accessories are on the move.

Congrats to LaucnhNET client, Annie Skoch on being featured!
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Events & Opportunities
E-Team Grant Program | VentureWell
The E-Team Grant Program provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward.

In order to receive feedback in time to incorporate into a Spring 2022 Stage 1 application, students should submit their optional Qualification Phase application by December 15.

Learn Here
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience | Kent State University
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a great opportunity for undergraduate researchers to work directly with a faculty mentor, gain valuable experience to clarify career and educational goals, enhance research skills and gain academic insight.

The SURE program will run from June 6 – July 29 and will provide students with a $3,200 stipend (40 hours/week) or $1,600 stipend (20 hours/week).

Apply by Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Apply Here
Community Conversation: Small Business Support | JumpStart
Join JumpStart’s Lamont Mackley and Michael Obi from the Urban League of Greater Cleveland for a community conversation. Learn more about local organizations, programs and resources and share your thoughts on how we can build a stronger and more connected ecosystem, together.

Wednesday, December 8th at 12pm
Register Here
Resources & Education
Pitch competitions offer early-stage startups the opportunity to gain access to funding and support. Read more to learn how teams can best prepare.

We’ve gathered fourteen useful websites, browser apps, and tools to help you make your work speedier and more effective. Open your Notes app and get ready to save a few links! — from video & audio…

Learn which channels provided marketers with the highest ROI in 2021 — plus tips from experts to improve success across your own channels. 

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