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LaunchNET Awards & Expo: April 23
Join us as we celebrate another great year at LaunchNET Kent State! 

Our Awards & Expo event will be in the evening, at Ray's Place in downtown Kent!  Come and see what our clients have been building as they exhibit their ventures, meet other friends of LaunchNET, and learn about all we do to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Northeast Ohio. 

LAUNCHNET CLIENTS: Sign up NOW as an exhibitor to reserve your table.
Kent State Mini Maker Faire: April 13
Come check all the cool stuff on Friday afternoon, in the library!

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
FRIDAY 4/13: 1-4pm
LaunchTalks by LaunchNET Kent State, hosted by Lindsay Pizzurro
Help us LAUNCH our brand new PODCAST: LaunchTalks

Listen to the stories of Kent State founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. 

Two episodes have already been released: interviews with the founders of Case.MD and AnneCate!
Subscribe now
Support student businesses at the Spring Pop-up Shop
Come downtown & support your fellow student entrepreneurs!

LaunchNET's Spring Pop-up Shop will take place Friday, April 20th from 5-8pm at Tree City Coffee in downtown Kent. 
Be a better communicator!
INNOVATION COMMUNICATION: Collaborative Connections
Learn techniques for creating positive, innovative interactions with a variety of audiences.

This workshop is for students, staff, or faculty who want to improve their interpersonal or presentation skills and tap into innovative thinking and interacting.

Wednesday, April 25: 10am-noon
(lunch provided after workshop)
sign up
2018 Entrepreneurship Workshop: International Students
International students can join LaunchNET to get free legal advice, receive tips on setting up a successful business, and learn about business-related resources available to you on campus!

Chance to win $380 toward the OPT fee or other business expenses.

Bring your questions. Bring a pen and notepad. Bring a friend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Multicultural Center (KSC 206)
Fraternity and Sorority Life Entrepreneurial Challenge
Collaborate and strategize with other chapter members on developing
an innovation that could raise funds for your philanthropies for cash prizes.

Open to all academic & social fraternities and sororities.

April 25th, 2018
Kent State Library 4th Floor
Free food & CASH prizes!
sign up your group
LaunchNET Clients
LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards idea competition!
Watch some great new companies from local universities pitch their tech and come CONGRATULATE Kent State team FIREFLY - who are the 2018 LaunchTown Emerging Student Team Winner!

When: April 16, 5:00pm–7:30pm
Where: Compass Coffee–in Akron
rsvp to the event
Paul L. Pfeiffer Faculty Mentor Award
A Kent State faculty member will be recognized with a $1000 Faculty Mentor Award for working with and supporting student innovators and entrepreneurs beyond the classroom. 

Kent State students who are LaunchNET clients can nominate a faculty member for the award by filling out this short form. 
Nominate your faculty mentor now
Get up to $500 for your venture! LaunchNET Launch Fund
Apply for a grant of up to $500 for your venture from LaunchNET Kent State. 

Winners will be announced at the LaunchNET Awards & Expo event on April 23, 2018.
apply now!
Paul L. Pfeiffer Student Startup Scholarship
A new endowed scholarship fund has been developed in honor of Paul L. Pfeiffer to support the students of LaunchNET Kent State. The prizes will recognize one innovative Kent State student and one Kent State faculty member each year. 

The $1000 student scholarship will recognize an outstanding, motivated graduate or undergraduate Kent State student who is a regular client of LaunchNET.
details & application
Legal questions? There are FREE answers!
Thinking about starting a business with a friend? 
Be sure to find out how to protect yourself!
Sign up to talk with our FREE legal consultant in the LaunchNET office, every Thursday afternoon.
get an appointment
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
Akron's Bounce Innovation Hub Open House
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 526 S Main St, Akron
Network with local startups, small businesses, program leaders and supporters of innovation in our region
The audience at our events is made up of members of the local entrepreneurial community that want to help create, nurture and grow the next generation of great companies.
April 18, 2018 at Blu Jazz in Akron
Bringing community together to talk about social issues and come up with innovative solutions, launching new ideas and businesses, and fostering sustainable solutions.
In preparation for the first North Akron Market, the Exchange House is seeking prepared food producers, farmers, crafters and artisans to fill the vendors slots.
Other interesting stuff
The Youngstown Business Incubator, along with America Makes, and Team NEO,
are developing an infrastructure to provide commercialization services for technologies related to Additive Manufacturing (AM).
Join our multi-award winning intern program. Do meaningful career-building work with real startups. Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.

Compete with the nation’s most creative and innovative university students while networking with the most influential innovation leaders in the world.
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