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News & Announcements
CONGRATULATIONS to our Award Winners!
LaunchNET is thrilled to announce our 2021 Scholarship and Mentor Award winners:

  • Luke Leyden: Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship 
  • Isiah Harrison: Marty Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Andrea Oleniczak: Paul L. Pfeiffer Mentor Award
Read about our winners
Attention Nonprofits!
Are you working on a nonprofit venture?
LaunchNET is partnering with Cleveland Life Institute, who is offering a multi-week program this summer all about running a successful nonprofit. 
If you're interested, reach out to your LaunchNET advisor for more information! 
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Introduction to Copywriting for Your Business: Virtual Workshop
LaunchNET is partnering with Innovate Springfield to present a workshop to help you with writing for your business.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
5:00 PM-6:30 PM

It's easy to overlook the amount of writing that goes into your business. Everything from pitch decks and presentations, to flyers and websites. That's why Innovate Springfield has partnered with UIS and Kent State University to bring you the experts who can help. If you're stuck or unsure about what words to use to best describe your products, your value proposition, or your "About" page, Dr. Jennifer Martin and Tabitha Messmore have some tips and tricks for you in this session. 
sign up!
Celebrate Pride with LaunchNET!
This year, LaunchNET is partnering with the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month (June) and LGBTQ+ History month (October). 

If you are a Kent State student or alumni LGBTQ+-owned and/or focused company, LaunchNET would like to feature you if you are out & proud. 

Share some info with us so we can highlight your amazing-ness in our social media & newsletter! 
I want to be featured!
Sign up for Fall Design Innovation Courses
The entry point into collaborative design-infused problem-solving. Our goal is to grow and offer Cross-disciplinary Course Offerings -  Project-based learning that relies on multiple perspectives and Studios that will engage stakeholders and industry, and may include travel components. Seize this opportunity today! 
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EEC Student survey 2021
Help us create impactful programs and resources for college student entrepreneurs by responding to this survey by May 15, 2021

The Entrepreneurship Education Consortium offers competitions, funding, workshops, and hands-on experiences to NEO college student entrepreneurs. Visit us at www.eecohio.org 

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North-Central Junior Achievement Competition Winners
Our own interim assistant director, Tabitha, served as a judge for the regional JA high school business competition. We are excited to be able to assist with encouraging entrepreneurship education at all levels! 
Check out the great high school teams
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
The Magnolia Market will be on the corner of Prospect St and Riddle Ave in Ravenna.

The kickoff is on Friday May 28th. We will be there every other Friday from 5:00 until 9:00.  We will have Vendors selling their goods, Produce, Food Trucks, Musical Entertainment, and activities for kids. 

If anyone is interested in being a vendor please email
JumpStart’s Build Your MVP Program (BYMVP) is an accelerated 6-week workshop following a proven blueprint for efficiently building your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to save time, money and creative energy.
Initiate is an online business training resource with over 100 interactive tools, templates, videos and guides to supplement your small business success. Each attendee will receive a free 30-day trial to the program!
Keep Learning, Keep Growing
Proven shortcuts for starting your newsletter in record time

Getting past the beginner stage of writing a newsletter, where your doubt is at its strongest, can be a huge hurdle to jump. Using these shortcuts, you can start building your audience, polish your reputation, and crank up your visibility online.

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