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Your thoughts: Redefine, Reclaim, Rethink Entrepreneur
The Kauffman Foundation recently posted an article about redefining the word "entrepreneur" to include the "makers, doers, and dreamers, who are as diverse and unique as the communities they call home and the businesses they create." 

So I want to throw this out to our network—how do YOU define an entrepreneur? 
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LaunchNET office is open this summer!
Summer can be a great time to make some significant headway on your venture. 

Advisors are available by appointment all summer long, if you're ready to tackle that website, need to figure out a marketing plan, work on an issue, or just want to bounce some ideas off of someone who gets it. 
Reach out to your advisor via email or if you don't have one yet, sign up to join LaunchNET!
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Young Professionals Conference
2018 Young Professionals Conference Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Conference Center Kent State University at Stark 
Many times, employees are equipped with the knowledge needed for the job but struggle when it comes to adapting to the work environment. 
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LaunchNET Clients
Looking for a few good ventures!
Do you sell a great product that would be perfect as a speaker or judge gift?
Have a service that you'd love to tell our students about and share your knowledge?

We love knowing what our clients are up to and how you're succeeding and if we can help you get to the next level!
Let us know!
Client alula finalist at mspire
CONGRATULATIONS to LaunchNET client alula (part of the Case.MD family) who are finalists in the Magnet Incubations Center's MSPIRE competition!!! 

alula is a smartphone case that holds and dispenses birth control pills, so that women never have to miss a day. 
learn more about alula
LaunchNET alum Stofiel Aerospace weighs in on national space policy
"But CEO Brian Stofiel likened the available means to orbit to traffic on a highway: SpaceX’s Falcon and other large rockets are the buses taking groups of people to one place and his rockets are the cars that can deliver spacecraft to specific orbits at a price scaled to the size of the payload."
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Help open a fabric store in Downtown Kent!
The funds raised from this Kickstarter project will go toward opening a retail fabric shop located in downtown Kent!

A location has already been found and is currently in lease negotiation but we need your help with the down payment, legal fees, store sign, cutting table, paint, etc.

The location is only a 5-minute walk from Rockwell hall right in downtown Kent! 
Prize money at work!!
LaunchNET Kent State (@launchnet_ksu) on Instagram: “Prize money at work!! Our client Yayra brought us some fantastic tea samples to try”
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Kent State Student Launches Clothing Business That Reflects People’s Pastimes
For Evan Laisure, that goal turned into reality shortly after graduating from the Visual Communication Design program at Kent State University.

Mr. Laisure began with a simple idea and turned it into his own online shop called The Pastimes, featuring original designs on clothing, posters and glassware.

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LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
Other interesting stuff
"TinyCircuits owner Ken Burns said he envisions his startup company someday listing 10,000 products on eBay, including items the company buys just to resell on the platform."

Wisr, founded in March 2016, operates 25 networks at 26 colleges and universities. Hometown clients include Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and Oberlin College, with the startup's national footprint extending to University of Colorado Denver and Stanford University.

Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
Best Website Builders for Beginners 2018

Want to build a website but don't know where to start? We've reviewed the main website builders on the market to help you find the perfect one for you.

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