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Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2019
We did it!!

The 13th annual Entrepreneurship Immersion Week was hosted at Kent State by LaunchNET from July 28-August 1. 

We had over 40 students on campus, from 10 different NEO colleges and universities, who were living and learning innovation, entrepreneurship, and team building! 
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Mark Your Calendar! LaunchNET at the Kent Creativity Festival
The annual Kent Creativity Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art.

Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade
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For & About Clients
New "vegan leather" line at Anne Cate!

Anne Cate is a Cleveland based accessories boutique featuring made in America city skyline silhouette purses and pillows. We believe in the beauty of simplicity and the value in quality. Shop now.

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Kent State student opens entertainment/event venue - Akron Beacon Journal
An entrepreneurial spirit runs in Javon Miller’s family.  

The Kent State rising junior has followed in their path, opening an entertainment and event venue space in January called Arize...
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Client named to Greater Akron Chamber's '30 for the Future'
Thirty Akron-area young professionals will be recognized as emerging leaders by the Greater Akron Chamber at a ceremony next month.

Nzinga Hart, Kent State alum, staff member and entrepreneur, is one of the young adults who will be honored at the event.

Congratulations, Nzinga!!
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Client advances to Regionals in NBMBAA Scale-Up Pitch Challenge!
Gregory Joyce will be pitching Provok Media at the midwest regional round of the National Black MBA Association Scale-Up Pitch Challenge on August 9.

Congratulations & Good luck, Gregory!!
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Around the Ecosystem
The Commons Program is an entrepreneurship and innovation accelerator program designed to attract, develop, and retain the most talented and motivated minds by blending corporate innovation and student start-up ventures along with mentoring professionals to give students a truly unique, real-world experience. 
Fall Entrepreneurial Programs & Events

Check out some the interesting and useful workshops and events this Fall at the nearby Hudson library.

Including their annual Pitch event, where you could win $$ for your venture! 

UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through an intensive, 7-meeting critical evaluation.

Fall program Applications Due: Friday, September 27

Not sure if i-Corps is right for you? Ask your LaunchNET advisor for more info! 
LaunchHouse is looking for guest bloggers! 

The LaunchHouse blog is a place to showcase the work of coworkers and entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses. We want to feature advice, stories, and reporting, on growing small businesses around our locations.
Kent State Opportunities
The Women’s Center Mentorship program has a mission to equip women-identifying students with the tools they need to pursue their passions, excel in their careers and reach their academic goals. This will be accomplished by partnering our women-identifying students with faculty and staff who can use their expertise to educate and empower them. 
Other Competitions
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The Student Prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have technology-based inventions.
Opens: May 22 2019 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline: Sep 27 2019 11:59 PM (EDT)
Learning Corner
Akron Food Works - The Well CDC
Our mission is to bolster regional economic competitiveness by advocating, connecting, inspiring, and mobilizing startup food vendors, through

1. Food Business Incubation
2. Part-time Kitchen Space
3. Connecting Local Retailers
4. Funding
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