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Creating a community of Kent State makers, innovators, creators, collaborators, and business owners.
LaunchNET 2019 Year in Review
Check out a recap of LaunchNET Kent State's 2019 events and activities! 
Check it out!
"Ask an Advisor" Starts in 2020!
Have you been thinking about a great idea that maybe, possibly, could turn into something bigger? 

Wondering how to take your side hustle to the next level? 

Just have a "dumb" question about starting a business or organization? (There really aren't any dumb questions, FYI!)
ask now
All the CEO Ladies meetups 2020: January 22
All the CEO Ladies meetup
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:30-7pm
KSU Women's Center

Use the power of the group plus our LinkedIn "All Star" Tabitha to make your profile shine!
rsvp now
Meet-a-Mentor with JumpStart: JANUARY 24
LaunchNET Kent State is teaming with JumpStart to offer one-on-one mentorship opportunities to Kent State entrepreneurs. 

  • Explore commercialization opportunities
  • Get marketing and business planning advice
  • Connect with an experienced business mentor
sign up to participate
Fashion/Tech Hackathon 2020
Fashion/Tech Hackathon: January 24 - 26, 2020 
The annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon is a dynamic, cross-circular event allowing teams of students from all across the U.S. and Canada, to learn new skills and create innovative technology that will help define the future of fashion. 
Sign up to participate or mentor!
Volunteer for high school DECA event
WEDNESDAY January 29, approximately 8am-2pm (various time slots available)

There will be 300+ high school students on campus for the regional DECA competition, that LaunchNET is hosting. 

We will need assistance with "crowd control," directions, and handing out items to the students, as well as possibly help with set up and clean up. 
sign up
For & About Clients
International Student Pitch Contest - 2020 » Global Cleveland
The final call for Submission is January 24, 2020 and will announce the finalist in the last week of January. Please submit a single paragraph describing your pitch ideas and/or 3 slides with a summary.

Winners from each category will receive $700 gift card and People's Choice winner will receive $200 gift card.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 P.M.
Where: Great Lakes Science Center 
apply now!
Apply now for the McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program is a Federal TRIO program which aims to successfully prepare scholars for Master’s and doctoral programs. The ultimate goal of the program is for scholars to attain their Ph.D. within ten years of earning their undergraduate degree.
Applications open now!
ATTN College of Business majors & minors! 
Pitch your business for the opportunity to be mentored by experts and for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $20,000!
apply now
Local Happenings
JumpStart Inc. presents Founders Unfiltered: A Conversation with Liftr.ai -
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Dunham Tavern Museum, Cleveland
Start in CLE Founder Dinner - January 2020 - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at BRIM Kitchen + Brewery, Willoughby
JumpStart Stark County Open Mic Pitch Night - Thursday, January 30, 2020 at The Auricle - Bar & Venue, Canton
Competitions, Events, Opportunities
The World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition
Apply for Cohort IX:
  • Entrepreneurs who live or work in the city of Cleveland and its neighborhoods
  • Entrepreneurs outside of Cleveland who are currently impacting (in a significant way) the citizens of the city of Cleveland or will impact the city of Cleveland via job growth over the next 18-24 months.
  • Deadline to apply 1/17/2020
Learning Corner
Kent State Tech Training Workshops
FREE technology workshops (in-person and online) are available to students, staff, and faculty! 
Need to learn Photoshop? Not sure what the heck a Rasperry Pi is? 
Find out for FREE! 
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Client Success Stories
We want to feature YOU! 
We'd love to talk about you and your success! What have you done lately to move your venture or innovation forward? Share your story with others! 
Answer some questions, get some exposure!
Thank you!!
Thank you for all the support of the Marty J. Erbaugh Student Entrepreneur Scholarship! We are so pleased to be able to honor Marty's memory by supporting more student entrepreneurs in their collegiate journey.

Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to raise over $44k for a new student entrepreneur scholarship.

Watch for information coming soon on how to apply!