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Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2019
Still a couple spots open! Apply today!

Interested in innovation? Work on an interdisciplinary team to solve industry problems! Gain real-world experience, great contacts, make new friends, free food & board and get paid! 

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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Design Innovation Courses – the entry point into collaborative design-infused problem-solving
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.
Check out the DI courses!
For & About Clients
Commencement Recognition!
Congratulations to clients from the Togetherness team, who got a Commencement shout-out from President Warren! 
To see it, go to about minute 38. 
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Coming Together to Help Newcomers
AND the Togetherness team was highlighted in the latest Kent State Magazine!
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Client Profile: Chinonso Aladi
Chinonso is a now-graduate of the Kent State Fashion School and hails from Nigeria, which is the inspiration for her fashion line NONSO ALADI that incorporates traditional African fabrics into modern pieces. 
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LaunchNET Shines a Light on the Collaborative Work Done this Year
 On Tuesday, April 23, LaunchNET Kent State held its annual Awards & Expo at Ray’s Place, where they highlighted their many partners, students, clients, and events from the 2018-19 academic year. 

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Around the Ecosystem
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! 

The Product Development Accelerator (PDA) program is focused on software product development and accommodates startups in any industry developing a software solution. The program is for startups that are beyond the concept phase (initial understanding of the market and customer) and ready to start building a minimum viable product (MVP).
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
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The Student Prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have technology-based inventions.
Opens: May 22 2019 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline: Sep 27 2019 11:59 PM (EDT)
DEBUT challenges teams of students in undergraduate biomedical education to solve real world problems in healthcare. Prizes of up to $20,000 will be awarded, with a total prize purse of $80,000.
The deadline for submission is May 31, 2019.
The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?
If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

Early Submission Deadline: May 12th, 2019 at midnight PT
Regular Submission Deadline: June 2nd, 2019 at midnight PT 
We’re seeking a diverse group of exceptional startup founders to join The Riveter and SAP.iO Foundries for a startup pitch competition in Austin, Texas on Thursday, June 13th.
For this pitch competition, we’re seeking a diverse group of exceptional founders and startup teams driving innovation in Health and Experience Management
Learning Corner
Introducing: ELEVATE, The Growth Accelerator
ELEVATE is a free virtual accelerator designed to help early-stage startups learn the principles of inbound marketing, sales, and service. Apply today!
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