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*PLEASE NOTE* In accordance with Kent State's current policy, all LaunchNET venture meetings will be virtual and all events are cancelled until after April 13, 2020.

We are still open and happy to assist with you with any advising and business questions you may have. If you are a current client, visit ksulaunch.net/appointment to schedule with your advisor and an online meeting link will be included in your confirmation email. 
LaunchNET Scholarships 2020 | DEADLINE EXTENDED
LaunchNET is proud to announce the addition of a second student scholarship!

TWO scholarships are available to students who are LaunchNET clients, as well as a faculty prize.

Applications and nomination forms are due March 20
Find out more and apply today!
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Local Happenings
JumpStart offers free educational workshops on a wide variety of topics, from capital readiness and go-to-market strategy to financial projections and growth planning. In order to provide the most value to participants, our workshops are focused on specific types of businesses at specific stages of growth.
Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM
All are welcome to join this event to support students and companies participating in The Commons Akron Innovation Accelerator Pilot Program. This collaboration with Bounce, ConxusNEO, area universities, companies, business mentors and more aims to attract, develop and retain talented students.

From 2:00 - 4:00 PM, student teams will present their findings from innovation research with Akron Children's Hospital, FirstEnergy, Goodyear, Moen and others.
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
Twenty (20) aspiring young entrepreneurs will each receive $500!
The enrollment period for this year’s AFEUSA Student Award Program begins on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 and will end Thursday, April 30, 2020 or upon receipt of 150 qualifying applications, whichever occurs sooner.

The awards are scheduled to be distributed by Friday, May 29, 2020.
The ideal candidate is someone who has an interest in start-up businesses and would like to evaluate start-ups for potential investment. This person likely has had an interest in business plan competitions or similar type entrepreneurial events. In addition, this individual must be a strong communicator who is able to work autonomously to complete assigned tasks.

The intern will be expected to work out of the OIF offices in Columbus, OH as well as be able to drive to other locations across the state for external events. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Apply on Handshake or email info@ohioinnovationfund.com for more details. 

Learning Corner
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Learn smart tips to improve cash management, and grow your business without the need to raise funds. Read about speeding up cash inflows.

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