Supporting Kent State founders, innovators, dreamers, and doers
The latest & greatest from LaunchNET Kent State
What do you need to move forward?
Advice, a sounding board, an accountability buddy, a plan?
We can help!
LaunchNET News & Events
Creative Hustle @ Kent State
Ready to learn how to hustle your artistic gifts?
Learn more & help kickoff the series on Friday!
(Come for as much as you can, between 12-1:30)
Kurt Reed, guitarist, instructor, and owner of the Fairlawn & Hudson School of Music, will be our kickoff speaker! 
Sign up for the Kickoff event!
Be a Mentor for innovative high school students!
Find out more about serving as a table discussion leader for the NEO Innovates STEM Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Forum on February 27.
Get $25 for your time!
Fill out your contact info below!
Sign up
2018 Idea Olympics
Kent State, pitch your business idea or concept for a chance to win $4,000 (across multiple categories) in seed funding.

Applications due Tuesday, February 23rd by 5pm 

Learn more & apply!
All the CEO Ladies February meeting: Marketing
Join LaunchNET & the Women's Center for the February All the CEO Ladies meeting: Market your biz

We'll be talking about branding your business (or yourself!), and we'll even help you start your website, so bring your laptop!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
KSU Women's Resource Center
Williamson House
Read More
LaunchNET Kent State is proud to announce our NEW Student Startup Scholarship! LaunchNET clients can receive a $1000 scholarship and can also nominate a faculty member for an award.

More info coming soon--watch this space! 
Career Fair workshops
Get ready for the Spring Internship, Co-op, & Career Fair by attending an elevator pitch workshop with LaunchNET! 
Find the dates
LaunchNET Clients
Miriam Daniel | The #CreativeSummit Community!
CONGRATS to client (and KSU alum) Miriam Daniels for her profile in ArtsNow! 

Be sure to brag on yourself to us if you get some coverage! Also, learn more about making a living as an artist at the multiple-session CREATIVE HUSTLE series.
Read More
Have something to share in the newsletter?
Let us know if you have something to include in our newsletter.
Has your company reached a significant milestone? Gotten some great press coverage? Hired an employee? Launched a product? Exhibited at an event? 
Submit your news!
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
February 24
Register now to attend Kent State University's TEDx conference, presented by the Undergraduate Student Government.

The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center presents Energy Hackathon Competition
Friday, February 23, 2018 

Series of business workshops for Crafty Businesses, held in Akron this spring.
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Undergraduate and graduate  students who own and operate a business for at least six months are eligible to compete.
Access to Capital Panel
Wednesday, Feb 07 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions. 
Join local founders as they share startup lessons they’ve learned the hard way. From creating, validating and selling a product, to assembling a team and raising multiple rounds of capital, get personal advice on what it really takes to build a tech company in Ohio from people who’ve already been there. 

The Hudson Library has a great line-up of informational sessions for small businesses, start-ups, and nonprofits. Check them out!

Other interesting stuff
Apply for the Global Conference 2018 Startup Showcase!

We're selecting the best startups across the global to be featured at our Global Conference in Silicon Valley February 13 - 14, 2018.
Open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions.  Multiple cash prizes awarded!
Know a "teen-preneur"?? 
They can enter to win the Teen Pitch Tank!

Here we share other resources for relevant information for entrepreneurs. 
Small Business Accounting Checklist & Infographic | QuickBooks
See the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting tasks that are important for all small businesses. 

Read More
Thanks for Reading! Be sure to check out our social media outlets, where we share even more resources, opportunities, and events.
LaunchNET Kent State · Kent State University Library, 2nd floor - 1125 Risman Dr. · Kent OH 44242 · USA
Unsubscribe | View in browser