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LaunchNET Kent Holiday Gift Guide
Support our local student entrepreneurs this season for any last-minute gift-giving you have to do! 
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LaunchNET 2018: Year-End Review
A recap of LaunchNET Kent State's 2018 events and activities

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LaunchNET office staff shrinks
We are bidding a sad farewell to our two part-time LaunchNET venture advisors, Lynn Buchinsky and Danielle Flemister, who are both off to pursue other exciting opportunities. 
They will be missed! 
2019 Fashion Tech Hackathon
A partnership of the TechStyleLAB and LaunchNET Kent State, the Fashion/Tech Hackathon gathers students from many majors and curriculums from across the nation, and brings them together with mentors and sponsor companies over a 36-hour period, to unlock creativity and apply breakthrough ideas that result in innovative concepts and products.
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On November 30, the Kent State University Library hosted the Girls4Steam hackathon-style event, which brought together over 80 local high school students.
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The Commons: Akron
Apply your skills. Build your network. Create something awesome.

The Commons is an exclusive program designed to help you understand how to creatively solve big problems. The program finds the most motivated collegiate minds from across the region, throws them into the deep end of product innovation and gives them direct access to mentoring professionals that students won’t find anywhere else.

Ready for hands-on, real-world professional experience? Ready to really collaborate, communicate, think critically and innovate?
Apply today!
LaunchNET Clients
INDI Media Presents "Destination Dream: Through the Fire" on January 17
Thursday January 17th
Lake Affect Studios in Cleveland

Through the Fire:  We are focusing on the feeling of anxiety and conquering what may be perceived as a personal fire in your life - mentally or emotionally.
INDI media website
Kent Fabrics Grand Opening: January 16!
Celebrating our client Symone's new Acorn Alley shop, Kent Fabrics, which will have the Grand Opening on January 16, 2019! 
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Looking Forward: Save the Dates!
"Start Something" - LaunchNET + Kent State Center for Adult & Veterans Services' LIFE group workshop
Invent for the Planet
Good F------ Design Advice: KSU alumni design event
See their article in the Learning Corner below! 
Opportunities & Events
TechPint is a popup tech conference that regularly draws crowds of 300 hackers, hustlers and designers for an evening of connections, inspiration and pints.
The E-Team Grant Program provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. 
Who should apply? Effective and innovative nonprofits in any focus area seeking to become SVP’s 2019 Investee

The new SVP Investee will receive:
  • a year-long engagement of volunteer consulting to assist the leadership of an organization to make positive change
  • an unrestricted cash grant for capacity building
  • an opportunity to renew for up to three years
Deadline to apply: 5pm, January 8, 2019
Twice a year, a cohort of five high-potential businesses join the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program, an intensive 12-week business assistance program designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning.
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition.
Job & Internship opportunities
View available job listings at FlashStarts and apply now to be considered for employment.
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.
Position supports the Library’s services to microbusinesses and entrepreneurs.
Learning Corner
Weighing the Risk: What’s the Cost of Not Making a Life-Changing Career Choice? - 99U
So not only is this a great article about taking Risks in your life/career, written by a KSU alum, BUT we are planning what will be an awesome event with Brian & Jason next semester!
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