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2020 Deshpande Virtual Symposium: June 11 - June 12
Check out panels with LaunchNET Kent State staff and friends!

The Deshpande Symposium is a gathering of like-minded practitioners focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the college and university environment. 
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7 mental health resources to help college students during the coronavirus pandemic - eCampus News

The coronavirus has closed campuses across the globe, and many students may need help regulating their mental health and dealing with anxiety.

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LinkedIn Basics / Recent Grad Edition - Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
Transition Consulting and Coaching presents LinkedIn Basics / Recent Grad Edition - Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

 Monday, June 15, 2020 * Free
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Recognizing our Clients & Partners
Because we didn't get to have an in-person Awards & Expo event this year, we wanted to make sure we gave some shout-outs to our clients who have gone above & beyond this academic year, as well as partners who helped us help them! 
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Build your network! Connect with mentors!
Flash Mentors is a new program being piloted by LaunchNET to connect Kent State students with professionals who can help answer questions about careers, ventures, and specific topics.

We now have community boards for All the CEO Ladies, Entrepreneurial Help & Resources, and we are starting one focused on the Arts.

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Webinar-Woman Owned Small Business Certification Update
The Woman Owned Small Business certification program is getting a major update. Learn what it means to you and how to get certified in the new system.

Join PTAC for an informational webinar! 
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Competitions, Events, Opportunities
 Case Western Reserve University is hosting a variety of free online conversations with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, etc. over the course of the summer. 
Our 2020 Global Challenges offer over $1.5 million in funding.
Apply by the June 18 deadline!
As we move further into a volatile and unpredictable future, leaders need to be able see the full spectrum of possibility and seek out the information needed to make decisions. 

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Business Resources

Tech entrepreneur Danielle McGee developed an app specifically geared towards black businesses to help expand their storefronts into the digital space.

Amber Atherton is the Founder and CEO of Zyper, a company dedicated to connecting the real users of real products to create a real community.

How veteran entrepreneurs believe startups should pivot, adapt and look to the future As Ohio begins to work toward returning to a new normal, startups and small businesses are getting adjusted to how they’ll need to operate in the future. But as they move toward a new future in a world changed by COVID-19, things…

Here, we take a look at four side hustle podcasts that cover a wide range of topics necessary to getting your gig off the ground.

Anna Piñol, the CMO and co-founder of Jupiter, has one message for you: Don't be afraid to dream BIG. Hear more on The Journey.

Specifically for Black/Brown women professionals, visionaries, creatives, and aspiring business owners, small business owners, and entrepreneurs.
Let's be in community while quarantined.

Click here to download the slides from this workshop. The Framework To Build A Powerful And Profitable Online Business From... Continue Reading

Getting Through Together
Articles, books, social media, film/tv and more! 
Education is power. 
I'm talking with professor Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
Felicia Jadczak and Rachel Murray are co-CEOs of She Geeks Out, a company providing tech and tech-adjacent women and their allies an opportunity to network and connect with each other as well as with companies who wish to hire them. They also happen to be extremely passionate (and knowledgable) on the topic of navigating power and privilege in the workplace, AKA the invisible problem. 

Local musician Michael Weber has created the Quarantunes project to collaborate with various Cleveland musicians with cell phone videos.

Note: Some of these courses are free. But if you decide to purchase anything (using the links below) you’ll be financially supporting the Personal Growth publication. 

There is a way to overcome the stress and become a more well-balanced entrepreneur. For your brand to thrive, it needs a healthy individual at the helm.

Let's not forget what we learned from going through a pandemic.

If you’re sheltering in place, be sure to check in with yourself.

This entrepreneur shares three ways he has shifted his startup strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how your business can pivot for success.

Psychologist Rick Hanson discusses how to strengthen our capacity for wisdom, peace, and enlightenment.

Keep on Learning
50 tips from the master to help you build your tribe and grow your impact

Over the weekend I read Tribes by Seth Godin for the umteenth time. It really is a masterpiece. There are so many gems of wisdom and it’s a must-read for any wannabe community builder or movement…

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