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Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2019
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is a great way to explore innovation and entrepreneurial thinking and network with students from 9 other NEO colleges!

Hosted at Kent State this year, EIW brings together teams to create new ideas, build innovative prototypes, creatively solve problems, and learn entrepreneurial, team-building, and communication skills while learning about regional resources and career contacts and potentially win prize money.

July 28-August 1, 2019: here at Kent State -- Open to ALL undergraduate students, regardless of major or class!  
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Sixth Annual Kent State Mini-Maker Faire Brings a Crowd
On Friday, April 12, the Kent State University Library’s Garden room was filled with students, makers, crafters, gamers, and admirers from across the region. 

For the sixth year, the Mini-Maker Faire at Kent State brought robots, gardeners, gaming enthusiasts, and more to showcase their projects and teach the public about their areas of interest.
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Kent Flea
Mother's Day Brunch at the Flea!
May 11th, 10 am - 4 pm.
409 W. Main St. Kent

Scratch Food Truck is a local favorite!
Fresh, sustainable, and locally produced, all made from scratch daily. Take a look at her amazing menu. 
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For & About Clients
CONGRATULATIONS to client Alicia Robinson, Notable Women Entrepreneur 2019
As founder of Limitless Ambition, Alicia Robinson designed a curriculum to help young women develop their visions and overcome boundaries. To help them pursue their dreams, she created a Dream Kit, a bookbag with supplies that empower and encourage, which she distributes to girls in foster care.
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Around the Ecosystem
StartinCLE presents Co-Founder Speed Dating 2019 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Have a startup idea but need someone to help you build it? Great at developing cool stuff, but need a business savvy comrade to bring it all together? Need design help? 
May 20 & 22
This event promotes cooperation among small businesses and MBEs to engage with corporations for the purpose of growth and development. Attendees will be able to capitalize on numerous benefits from attending this event including workshops, the business-to-business tradeshow, and networking.
Wed May 22, 2019 4-8pm
Be the first to see the newly renovated first-floor of Bounce and get a hands-on look at everything happening at Akron’s innovation hub!
UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through an intensive 7-week critical evaluation of their proposed market. Valuable information & mentorship for moving your business forward! 

Join us for the fifth annual Startup Scaleup Northeast Ohio's largest single entrepreneurial event of the year--where more than 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders and many others come together for a day of learning, networking and celebrating entrepreneurship.
For entrepreneurs who live or work in the city of Cleveland and its neighborhoods, or entrepreneurs outside of Cleveland who are impacting (in a significant way) the citizens of the city of Cleveland or will impact the city of Cleveland via job growth over the next 18-24 months.
Applications close 7/12/19
The Commons Program is an entrepreneurship and innovation accelerator program designed to attract, develop, and retain the most talented and motivated minds by blending corporate innovation and student start-up ventures along with mentoring professionals to give students a truly unique, real-world experience. 
Other Competitions

Solve issues four Global Challenges each year to find the most promising Solver teams with solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Distribution equals development. D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who can increase *distribution* of proven poverty interventions.

Learning Corner
Search for Creative Commons images
A new Creative Commons search tool for creators seeking to discover and reuse free resources with greater ease.
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