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"Ask an Advisor"
Have you been thinking about a great idea that maybe, possibly, could turn into something bigger? Wondering how to take your side hustle to the next level? 

Just have a "dumb" question about starting a business or organization? (There really aren't any dumb questions, FYI!)
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Kent State hosts annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon | Latest Updates | kentwired.com
Kent State hosted its annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon Friday through Sunday at Rockwell Hall. Students from the United States and Canada learned new skills and created game-changing technology to help mold  the future of fashion.
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The Commons Akron: Apply your skills. Build your network. Create something awesome.
Your Crash Course in Innovation

Are you a Hipster, Handler, Hacker or a Hustler?  The Commons Akron Innovation and Entrepreneurial Skills Program needs you!  One-page overview.

Two great pilot programs in Akron in 2019:  students from seven area universities doing innovation projects with Akron Children’s Hospital, Consolidus, FirstEnergy, Goodyear, Main Street Gourmet, The J.M. Smucker’s Company and The Timken Company. 

Participate in the next program: February 29 – March 29, 2020!
Learn more & apply today!
Culart's Launch Party: Black History Paint!
Help us support our previous LaunchNET advisor Danielle as she launches a new venture!

Culart's Launch Party: Black History Paint - Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Melt Bar and Grilled, Independence
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ATTN College of Business majors & minors! 
Pitch your business for the opportunity to be mentored by experts and for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $20,000!
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The Entrepreneur Life: Wednesdays at 3pm!
Starts February 5!

Javon Miller, student entrepreneur and LaunchNET Fellow, will host a discussion about the "real life" stuff of being a young entrepreneur.
It's not just about your business (or business idea!), it's about your life.

A new topic each week!
Who are your customers??
Find out with UA's I-Corps Site program--all about customer discovery!
Teams work through an intensive 7-meeting critical evaluation, with other startup ideas, mentors, and advisors. 

Many LaunchNET clients have gotten great value from participating! Reach out to your advisor for help in applying.
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Spring Internship, Co-op, and Career Fair
Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

It's time to start preparing for the Spring Internship, Co-op and Career Fair which will be held on Thursday, February 20th in the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center! The fair is open to ALL majors, KSU campuses, students, and alumni who are seeking internships, co-ops, full-time, part-time, and on-campus student employment opportunities.
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Local Happenings
JumpStart Stark County Open Mic Pitch Night - Thursday, January 30, 2020 at The Auricle - Bar & Venue, Canton
February 21-23, 2020
Open to all college and university students, Startup Vikes is Cleveland State University's annual business competition. 
Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Kick-off 02/28 - Friday, February 28, 2020 at Sears think[box]
It takes an incredible amount of courage to risk starting your own business and just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to support a business. Let's spend our Friday lunch time being a piece of this supportive community. 
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
The competition is geared towards creatives in the visual, performing, literary, and media arts.
This year, participants are able to select a specified amount of funding for something specific rather than pitch an entire business or business concept.
Entry deadline is January 31st, 2020. 
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