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The Latest & Greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
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Hope you all have a lovely 2.22.22 💫

Highlights for this week include funding for your business idea, more funding for your business idea, SLI this Saturday, crafty business with Etsy, skills to learn in your 20s, and Squishmallows. 
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News & Announcements
Microgrants Spring 2022
LaunchNET is offering funding via microgrants to help Kent State student entrepreneurs move their ideas forward!
    •    Grants range from $99-500
    •    Available for both new and currently launched ventures
    •    Applicants must be current Kent State University students

Applications reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis through Sunday, March 13, 2022
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Cutting Edge Tech Converges in Kent State’s new Design Innovation Hub | Akron Life Magazine
Kent State University’s new Design Innovation Hub, which opened late last year, gathers trailblazing technology in one spot to help students create prototypes and spark innovation.
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2022 CEBIpitch
The 6th annual CEBIpitch Competition is taking place this April with a grand prize of $20,000! Applications are open now through February 23, 2022. Learn more via the CEBI website and apply below.

For any questions, please contact CEBI Manager, Kayla Starta, at kstarta@kent.edu.
Apply Here
Fun Fact: LaunchNET and one of our student employees will be hosting sessions this Saturday -- stop by and say hi!
Student Leadership Institute
Change in a Flash
Events & Opportunities
Deshpande Info Session
2022 Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Application | Hudson Library
In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the Hudson Library & Historical Society is offering free virtual classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.

Apply by March 2, 2022
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Blueprint Program - JumpStart
This free four-week program is designed to help founders lay the foundation for business growth. Learn how to build and refine your value proposition, go-to-market strategy and their financial projections, while mapping out key milestones to drive future growth.

Apply by February 28, 2022
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Resources & Education
If you start in your 20s – your 30s, 40s and beyond will be paradise.
Discover how Instagram's Search and Explore features work and why you should leverage them. 
Mastering public speaking skills can aid your career advancement, build self-confidence, and improve your ability to structure your thoughts. These skills are necessary not only for obvious…
Fun & Stuff
Which Squishmallow Are You?
fyi, I'm Malcom the Mushroom 🍄
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