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News & Announcements
LaunchNET office moves to Design Innovation Hub
 LaunchNET Kent State is excited to start the Fall semester with an office relocation to the new Design Innovation Hub! 
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All the CEO Ladies
Wednesday, September 9, 2020: 5:30-7 pm via Google Meet

Special guest speaker is Nzinga Hart: "Strategic Planning for Your Side Hustle" 

Sometimes your passion has to fit in between multiple priorities, which could include school, a full-time job, and family needs. Find out how to keep your purpose the top priority while setting and achieving goals.

Yes I want to be there!
Economic Data and Entrepreneurship: Sep 12, 2020
We are so lucky to have access to smart people like our friend Karen MacDonald, who is the KSU Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian! 

If you're wondering how to get lots of great information about the possibilities in your market, you should take advantage of this webinar.
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Client News
ESRAP Poster competition finalists!
CONGRATULATIONS to our friends in The Fashion School--Heeju Noe & Mathilda Savocchia-- who placed as finalists in the ESRAP poster competition with their swimwear concept, MINNO!

They are students of Dr J. Kim-Vick, recipient of the last Paul L. Pfeiffer Faculty Mentor Award. 

LaunchNET has been honored to help the graduate students in Dr. J's classes build great fashion business models! 
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SEA Change Pitch Day: Sept. 16
"Come" (virtually) and watch our client and alumna Yayra Tamakloe pitch as a finalist in the 2020 SEA Change event, which is the culmination of a cohort of Ohio social-change entrepreneurs working on their ideas. 

As part of the audience, we can vote for our Audience Favorite!
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Deanna First x Anne Cate
We are SO excited to see a very cool collaboration between Kent State alums Anne Cate & Deanna First! 
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
Register now for Career Contessa's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Wednesday September 09, 2020 at 9:00 am PDT.

Kent Hack Enough is ready to blast to the past! Come login to the simulations as we work together online and make some amazing projects!

Whether you're totally new to tech & design or a seasoned pro, come spend a weekend making something great with us!
Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 9:30 AM: **NOW HOSTED VIRTUALLY**
The 2nd Tuesday of every month 

Lean In Circle is a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious, give voice to their dreams and get the push they need to start chasing them. It's a place to share ideas, learn skills, and seek advice. Most of all, it's a place to help others become their best selves.
The JOANN Minority Creative Grant program will commit $100,000 to Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, and charitable efforts to continue creating, inspiring and finding their Happy Place.

Useful Info for your Biz

Webinar Series | Webinar-Videos
Some super informative recorded webinars from the SBDC!

SBA’s Lender Match is an additional resource for pandemic-affected small businesses who have not applied for or received an approved PPP loan to connect with lenders.  The forgivable PPP loan is emergency relief assistance aimed at sustaining businesses and keeping employees on payroll. 
Learn something new
How to Validate Your Side Hustle Ideas to Find the One that Best Suits You

Here’s a process for choosing a side hustle that’s a good match with your strengths and desires — and that makes good money.

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