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LAST CHANCE! Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2018
Teams of five students from each of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) eleven-member institutions will come together July 29-August 3, 2018, at John Carroll University, to experience an immersive entrepreneurial team project and compete for money.

Interested? We're looking for a last member of the Kent State team.
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LaunchTalks by LaunchNET Kent State
Did you get to listen to all of the episodes of our podcast, LaunchTalks? 

It's a great time to catch up with the stories of Kent State founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. 
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LaunchNET Clients
LaunchNET office is open this summer!
Summer can be a great time to make some significant headway on your venture. 

Advisors are available by appointment all summer long, if you're ready to tackle that website, need to figure out a marketing plan, figure out an issue, or just want to bounce some ideas off of someone who gets it. 
Reach out to your advisor via email or if you don't have one yet, sign up to join LaunchNET!
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Startup Scaleup 2018 | Gordon Square
  • Hear stories from local entrepreneurs who have successfully launched and grown their companies in Northeast Ohio.
  • Connect with the many resource organizations committed to helping you take your company to the next level.
  • Network with other entrepreneurs just like you!
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
Bounce is looking to spearhead the reinvention of the Akron economy. It seeks to become a diehard ecosystem builder not just for Akron’s startup community, but also for the entire innovation pipeline.

What could you achieve if $100K was available to you from a savvy investor who will contribute even more than money to your business?
with $65,000 in prizes, the debut challenge is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to unmet health and clinical problems
The national video pitch competition is a program of the Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School (YEI).
The goal is to introduce the competition, and have it ready for use, at Mott Foundation’s April, 2019, national network conference. The Program Manager is a full-time position.  

Other interesting stuff
Submit your proposal for an interactive, hands-on activity in which individuals of all ages and levels of skill may participate. 
Can you teach some form of movement (various types of dance, exercise or other physical activity)? Can you provide an activity that will bring out the artist in every person stopping by your booth? 

We are providing you with a chance to stretch the limits of your artistic and creative imagination - the sky's the limit! 

 The deadline to submit: 5 p.m. on June 1, 2018. Artists will be notified by July 15
The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Columbus, OH on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

The day will consist of panel discussions, networking and meeting with individual program managers from participating government agencies representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding.
Compete with the nation’s most creative and innovative university students while networking with the most influential innovation leaders in the world.
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 inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, transportation and mobility, food/water and agriculture, and consumer devices.
Meet The Springboard Incubator Program!
The program was created to turn businesses with disruptive products and brands into thriving companies in the food and beverage industry. Companies invited into the Incubator program are given a unique opportunity with an abundance of tools and resources to help make their goals a reality.
Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer's bow. It's become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference.
Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something.
The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.
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