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Thanks to YOU! #KSUGives
We are THANKFUL for YOU this Thanksgiving! We won an extra $2500 in last week's Super Special, Top-Secret, Flashtastic Challenge contest!

There's still time to help us support Kent State student entrepreneurs!

An anonymous donor has generously pledged to match all gifts to the fund up to $10,000.

AND... For every 15 unique donors who give $25+ to this fund, we will also receive a $500 Bonus Participation Boost from the Kent State University Foundation!

We are very close to our goal!
Find out more & give!
Fire it Up Friday - Nov. 30! Non-Profit info
Obviously there's no Fire it up Friday this week (Enjoy your days off!), but come have lunch with us and ask all your NON-PROFIT questions!  

No RSVP needed: just show up and bring a friend!  
Get your legal questions answered - FREE!
The LaunchNET legal consultant (from the Case Western IPVC clinic) will be in the office every Thursday to answer your legal questions!
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Accounting Help for LaunchNET clients
One last accounting help session for the semester! FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2:30-4:30

Sign up for a time slot to talk to a professional accountant from CBIZ in the LaunchNET office, available to answer questions and help you with any business financial issues. 
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Design Innovation Initiative Fosters Creativity Across Disciplines
Kent State’s newly announced Design Innovation (DI) Initiative will cultivate a culture where students from a wide array of degree programs will collaborate across disciplines and create unique concepts  to tackle “wicked” problems, according to J.R. Campbell, inaugural executive director of Kent State’s Design Innovation Initiative.
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Volunteer for Girls 4STEAM
LaunchNET is partnering with the Research Center for Educational Technology to host Girls 4STEAM, a design & innovation event for high school girls at the Kent State Library on November 30th, 8-1:30 p.m.

Kent State students are invited to volunteer as schedules permit. We are seeking volunteers to assist throughout the day. There are a variety of tasks for all skill levels with options for volunteering.
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Have a great Wellness program idea?
The Seeds of Wellness Program Kent State of Wellness | 

Seeds of Wellness is a mini-grant program that provides investment for programs that reflect Kent State’s investment in health and wellness across the university system.

LaunchNET is happy to help you put together the materials you need to apply for the grant! 
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LaunchNET Clients
Kent Fabrics Opening **December 3**
Join LaunchNET advisors and other clients to support Symone at the opening of the Acorn Alley location of the new Kent Fabrics shop!!

Event goes from 11am - 7pm; keep watching for details of a group journey downtown!
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LaunchNET Clients: Want to be profiled?
We are looking for clients who are ready to SHINE! Take the spotlight in the newsletter or other media! 
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Opportunities & Events
UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through a 7-week critical evaluation.

Are you a woman working on an innovative tech solution for the climate? Apply now for this exciting international contest and see your idea come to life in one of C40's cities!

Solutions is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving with a focus on solutions for business and government applications.
Cleveland, Ohio
December 1-4, 2018

Empowering the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures.

The Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation (CCDC) is launching NTI’s inaugural retail incubator in the first floor of the Glenville-Circle North mixed-use development located at 1400 East 105th Street. 

Participating businesses will be selected through application process and pitch competitions.

November 30, 2018 - Applications Due 
Learning Corner
Simple And Effective Social Media Marketing For Small Businesses

We asked social media marketing experts to share the hacks they recommend for promoting their small business. The following tips on social media marketing for small businesses will help you get the most out of your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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