Featuring Black Women Bosses, competitions, and marketing trends of 2022.
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I've been staring at this screen for longer than I'd like to admit trying to come with an exciting intro but all that my mind can process right now is:
Bing bong. Sup baby, take me out to dinner. Aye YO. BYRON. Bing bong.

Anyways, I'll try again next week.

Highlights for this week include Black Women Bosses, opportunities for advice and funding, how to increase dopamine, and Peter Parker(s).
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News & Announcements
Black Women Bosses 2.0!
This 9-week (mostly virtual) entrepreneurship and leadership program for Black, female student entrepreneurs will take place December 2021 to April 2022. The cohort-based program will help participants create community, build their venture, apply entrepreneurial thinking to career and life goals, and build a success mentality.

Introduction meet-up: Dec. 10 (4-6pm), in person at the DI Hub Auditorium 
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SkyHack Project Gallery
All final projects from the SkyHack hackathon are currently featured in the gallery space at the DI Hub! This exhibit will only be available for a limited time, so check them out in-person and learn about each of the winnings teams. 
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Events & Opportunities
Competitions | GSEA
As a competing student entrepreneur you will compete against some of the world’s best making your way through local and national competitions to reach the GSEA Global Finals.

Cleveland competition taking place on January 22, 2022
Learn More & Apply Here
Small Business Impact Program | JumpStart
This intensive 12-week business assistance program is designed to provide focused business advising, industry-specific mentoring and collaborative learning.

Applications due by January 24, 2022
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Resources & Education
Dopamine is a “pleasure” hormone produced by our brain. By learning to regulate its level naturally, we can overcome depression, feelings of anxiety...

So far this year, Ohio-based companies have raised over $2.2 billion in venture funding across all stages, per Crunchbase data. That’s more than double the sum raised in all of 2020, and marks the highest statewide funding total to date.

Discover what trends and strategies B2C marketers are leveraging in 2022 from a HubSpot Blog survey of 1,067 global marketing professionals.

Fun & Stuff
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