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Be a Table Mentor on Nov. 7
Make $25 and get free lunch by being a discussion leader at the NEOhio Innovates Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Forum for Northeast Ohio high school students. 

Event is from 10:30-1:00 on November 7.
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Fire it Up Friday: Got a website?
Join us on Friday when we talk about what you need to get your website up and running already!

We'll help you everything you need prepped and then give you some resources for how to build it.

No RSVP needed: just show up and bring a friend!  We'll provide lunch
Get your legal questions answered - FREE!
The LaunchNET legal consultant (from the Case Western IPVC clinic) will be in the office every Thursday to answer your legal questions!
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November All the CEO Ladies: Spark your biz
In November, we're going to meet at the Spark Innovation Studio on Tuesday, November 13.

Come check out the resources available to the Kent community.

Bring your logo & a t-shirt to create your own branded shirt! 
Accounting Help for LaunchNET clients
We are happy to announce that we will have a professional accountant from CBIZin the office, available to answer questions and help you with any business financial issues. 
Three Fridays this Fall, between 2:30-4:30.
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Support Kent State innovation & student entrepreneurship with LaunchNET!
LaunchNET Kent State is part of the KSU Giving Tuesday campaign! 

An anonymous donor has
generously pledged to match all gifts
to the fund up to $10,000.

AND... For every 15 unique donors who give $25+ to this fund, we will also receive a $500 Bonus Participation Boost from the Kent State University Foundation!
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Inspirational Speaker Brings Together Multiple Collaborators
Thanks to all of the local partners who helped bring Donald Wayne McLeod, author of ​Perceptionology 101, to Kent on Tuesday, Oct. 9! 
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LaunchNET Clients
Client Profile: By Katie K
Apologies to Katie & our readers for the messed-up URL in last week's newsletter!

By Katie K is a jewelry line created by Katie Kimble, a 2017 Kent State College of Business graduate and current Higher Education and Student Affairs grad student
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Client Profile: Obianuju "Uju" Izuchukwu
Uju is the founder of Pop Style (@_popstyle), an on-campus pop-up thrift shop that allows you to buy, donate and trade clothing for $3, $7, or $10. 
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LaunchNET Clients: Want to be profiled?
We are looking for clients who are ready to SHINE! Take the spotlight in the newsletter or other media! 
Give us the info here
Opportunities & Events
Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Case Western Reserve University present Pitch U - Saturday, November 3, 2018 at The MidTown Tech Hive, Cleveland

  • Learn how to deliver a winning pitch
  • Develop an elevator pitch for your business idea
  • Pitch to a panel of early stage investors
  • Compete for a chance to win prize money!
Prosper for Purpose presents Women's Entrepreneurship Day Cleveland

Monday, November 12, 2018 at Linsalata Alumni Center of Case Western Reserve University
GSEA is the premier award program for students running a business.
You must submit your application before November 9, 2018. The finalists will present on December 1st at CWRU.
November 1 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST

Are you a Northeast Ohio entrepreneur leading a technology-based startup?

Are you looking for funding that can accelerate your startup’s growth?

If so, join the Innovation Fund for a free informational session to learn about Northeast Ohio’s most active early-stage seed fund.
Other interesting stuff
College student teams with digital media startups (in concept, in development or in operation) in the following categories: 
Augmented & Virtual Reality, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment & Content, Health & Wearable, Hyper-Connected Communities, Payment & FinTech, Security & Privacy, Social & Culture, Sports & Performance Data, and Transportation.
World Series of Innovation is a business ideas challenge that invites young people to pitch entrepreneurial solutions to real problems. Winners receive cash prizes.
Solutions is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving with a focus on solutions for business and government applications.
Cleveland, Ohio
December 1-4, 2018
Learning Corner
No-Code MVP 👨‍💻
Learn the mindset, process and tools to turn your business idea into a first product you can test with real potential customers - without code.
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