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CONGRATULATIONS to the Idea Olympians!
We had a fantastic and heated competition for the finals of the 2019 Idea Olympics!

Congratulations to our winners:
Provok Media
Togetherness app

And THANK YOU to our judges:
DeLores Pressley
Symone Baskerville
John Myers
Scott Bogoniewski
Check out the photos on the website
Kent State Mini Maker Faire
The Kent State Mini Maker Faire is free and open to the public. We will also accept walk-ins during the event, but being preregistered helps to expedite your entrance and get you started with making!

Call for Makers is still open! Sign up to display your awesomeness!

In conjunction with their sponsorship of the Kent State Mini Maker Faire, the Kent State University Design Innovation Group will be hosting three free “Design Innovation Maker Space/Resource Lab Tours” across the Kent Campus.
Learn more
KENT-repreneur by Kent State Student Media
LaunchNET is proud to be a sponsor of the Kent-repreneur podcast.

AND- the latest episode features 2 LaunchNET clients, Anne Skoch & Symone Baskerville! 
Listen hear
LaunchNET 2018-19 Expo & Awards on April 23
Come celebrate another great year with LaunchNET at Ray's Place downtown on Tuesday April 23.
Food, fun, awards, and a gathering of entrepreneurial folks and vendors! 
Grab your spot!
Attend the LaunchTown Experience Final Competition
Please join us as student finalists from colleges and universities across Ohio compete for $20,000 in prizes for their new venture. 
The 12th annual LaunchTown EXP™ Competition includes three competition categories: 1) LaunchTown SOAR™ competition for high-tech student businesses; 2) LaunchTown LIFTOFF™  for new undergrad student teams; and 3) LaunchTown LaunchChef™ competition for food-based startups.
For & About Clients
Need money for school??
2019 Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship
The $1000 student scholarship will recognize an outstanding, motivated graduate or undergraduate Kent State student who is a regular client of LaunchNET. 
Application is open: apply now!
Reward your favorite faculty mentor!
Paul L. Pfeiffer Faculty Mentor Award-2019

Nominate a Kent State faculty member for the $1000 Faculty Mentor Award, for working with and supporting student innovators and entrepreneurs beyond the classroom.

Current students and recent alumni are encouraged to nominate their hardworking faculty heroes.
Nominate your favorites today!
Submit your ETSY shop to be featured
LaunchNET is pulling together an "etsy roundup" to feature clients with shops to feature in the newsletter and online. 

submit your shop!
No Legal Hours over Spring Break
Only THREE more opportunities this semester to get your legal questions answered:
April 4
April 11
April 18
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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. 
Tell us all about it
Events & Workshops around NEO
Experience entrepreneurship in action. In just one weekend, we help build businesses using lean startup methodologies. 
By Sunday afternoon, minimally viable products are demo-ed and receive feedback. Best of all, the three most promising startups will receive a cash infusion and prize package to help them launch their business!
StartInCLE’s program specifically focuses on peer mentoring, where founders and entrepreneurs help one another. Whether it’s ongoing mentoring or one-off issues you need help with, send a request and we’ll help you get connected to someone in the network.
The 11th annual celebration will feature a free, public keynote from Graham Veysey, a serial entrepreneur with a wide range of businesses in consumer products and media. Following the keynote will be an opportunity to purchase creations from University School middle school students and other students from across Northeast Ohio at the Young Entrepreneur Market.
LaunchHouse presents Startup Standup - Thursday, March 21, 2019 at John Carroll Student Center - LSC Conference Room, University Heights, Ohio.
Comeback Capital Bowl. University incubators, pre-accelerator Midwest startups pitch to win an investment from venture capital. 

Job & Internship opportunities
Each year Flashstarts employs 25-35 college interns who are matched with multiple startup teams from the Flashstarts Labs and Accelerator programs. 
Our interns focus on tech development and automation, customer validation, sales, marketing, social media and brand development.  
Learning Corner
Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Can Help You Do More Faster - Techstars

At Techstars we believe that entrepreneurs create a better future, which is why we are building the Worldwide Network that Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed. It’s also why we created the Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, an online educational resource to help entrepreneurs learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. The Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit is a “Learn by Doing” resource filled …

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