LaunchNET News: September is Sizzling!
The latest & greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
Thanks for being a friend or client of LaunchNET Kent State!

REMEMBER: We moved!
The LaunchNET office is now located on the 2nd floor of the Library.
LaunchNET Clients:
Has your company reached a significant milestone? Gotten some great press coverage? Hired an employee? Launched a product? Exhibited at an event? 

Or do you have a need that our newsletter recipients might be able to help with: to survey some potential customers, gather a market research group, or need a specific talent?
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YOU'RE INVITED: LaunchNET office ribbon-cutting!
Launchnet is excited to join the University Libraries and all the great services they offer! 

Join us for the ribbon cutting of our new space on Friday September 29th in the Kent State University Library on the second floor. 

See our new office and meet some of our current entrepreneurs. Food and refreshments will be provided after remarks.
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LaunchNET Coffee & Conversation
Every Monday this Fall, LaunchNET Kent State is hosting clients and others interested in innovation & entrepreneurship for coffee and conversation.

Stop at the NEW LaunchNET office on the 2nd floor of the Library any Monday between 9 and 11am for coffee and a chat.

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Career-Day Wednesdays at LaunchNET
Join advisors from both Career Exploration & Development AND LaunchNET for one-one-one consultations every Wednesday this Fall!

From 2-4pm, outside the LaunchNET office on the 2nd floor of the Library, CED advisors will be on hand as well as LaunchNET "pitch consultants" to help you prepare for the job hunt.
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Global Competition for Sustainability Solutions
Join students from all disciplines to work on BIG problems!

Mission: Life consists of a local and global competition, focused on fostering innovative ideas and entrepreneurship in a multi and interdisciplinary team. This year's focus is Global Sustainable Development.

Deadline to join a team: September 18
Learn more & apply today!
TONIGHT! Big Dream Gathering: 6-8pm
Big Dream Gathering is a movement of people giving themselves permission to dream and help each other to achieve those dreams!
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KSU Career Closet Grand Opening
LaunchNET, KSU Women's Center, and Career Exploration & Development present:
KSU Career Closet Grand Opening

Come celebrate the opening of the Kent State Career Closet, where students, staff, and faculty can donate and shop for free career clothing.

Friday, September 15, 2017
4-6pm, at the Williamson House
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Aviation Hackathon #SkyHack
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Kent State University's flight technology program by participating in the first ever collegiate Aviation Hackathon. College students 18 years of age or older from any university with any area of study are invited!

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LaunchNET Director & KSU SPARK Innovation Studio featured in article "Makerspace Masters"
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
KSU alum Brianne Kimmel will talk with students about her adventures working in Silicon Valley with such organizations as Hotwire, Expedia (Homeaway, Travelocity, Orbitz acquisitions), Revl, Zendesk, and Apparent and sharing her experiences in tech, entrepreneurship, travel, and more.
Brianne is the winner of the 2017 JMC Fast-Track award, recognizing outstanding early-career achievements.

September 22: Noon-1pm
312 Franklin Hall
LaunchNET will be assisting with Career Fair prep workshops across campus for students to put their best foot forward with potential employers.

Career Exploration and Development is also partnering with the JCPenney store at Chapel Hill Mall to host the College Suit-Up Event on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 6:30-10 p.m.
Design. Build. Party. Kent State's annual hackathon, October 6-8th 2017.
Burton D. Morgan Foundation presents PITCH U 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Don't miss this opportunity to compete with peers, win prizes, and present your business idea - in 90 seconds or less- to a panel of real investors. Participants get lunch and a chance to network with local angel investors.
So Good Entrepreneurship is a program full of events and resources focused on educating and inspiring social entrepreneurs. 

Fill out the form below if you're interested in attending; we can set up a group from Kent! 
Interest form for YBI So Good conference
The featured speaker at the fall 2017 Bowman Breakfast is Mark Mistur, dean of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Mistur will speak on the topic “Design and Innovation at Kent State.”
Kent Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 4. 

LaunchNET is proud to be a part of the wide variety of services offered by the Kent State University Libraries! 

LaunchNET, along with other library departments, will be showcased to the local business community on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. 

Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund

Students learn the due diligence process as investors in high-potential local tech start-ups. Great opportunity to see what it's like "on the other side" of the investment table!

Info session: September 25
Other interesting stuff
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, food and agriculture, or consumer devices.
The 4th Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition and Showcase will take place on November 16, 2017 in Chicago. 

Young Entrepreneur Institute highlights FREE CONTESTS & EVENTS FOR K-12 STUDENTS interested in entrepreneurhip.
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