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LaunchTown 2018
The LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards seeks students with a technology-based product, service or business idea.

This is an open competition, available to all students, of all majors, from all colleges and universities and includes $10,000 in prizes.

March 13, 2018- Proposals due
April 2, 2018- Semi final presentations 
April 16, 2018- LaunchTown Finals
Apply today
Kent State Mini Maker Faire: April 13
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Apply to exhibit
CREATIVE HUSTLE: Legal speaker panel on March 9
Legal speaker panel: Friday, March 9, 2018
Workshop: Friday, March 16, 2018

Join us for LUNCH both days and learn what every creative professional should know about protecting your rights and not getting into legal hot water! 
register today
2018 Launchnet Idea Olympics (Viewing Only)
Come watch some great pitches by the 2018 Launchnet Idea Olympics finalists.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Kent State University Library - Garden Room
Do Good: Social Entrepreneurship Event
Do Good: Social Entrepreneurship: Two-Part Speaker Event and Team Challenge - Wednesday, March 21

Speakers: Evan Delahanty of Peaceful Fruits & Gianna Centofanti

What would you do with a $1 million to make the world a better place?? (cash prizes)
Register today!
All the CEO Ladies-March: Women in Kent!
Celebrate Women's History Month with All the CEO Ladies & some of Kent's successful female entrepreneurs!
Thursday, March 15
KSU Women's Center
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 11: 10am-noon
(lunch provided after workshop)
sign up
Students Need a Program Pitch! 
We want to hear from Y-O-U about what our programs (Student Multicultural Center & Student Support Services) should do next. You may have some ideas already bubbling  and this is your opportunity to be compensated for your greatness!
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LaunchNET Blog
A Method for figuring out what to sell & how to sell it
People don’t want 1/2 inch drill bits, they want 1/2 inch holes.
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LaunchNET's Spring Pop-up Shop
LaunchNET will again be hosting a pop-up shop downtown to help you get in front of customers! 

The Spring Pop-up Shop will take place Friday, April 20th from 5-8pm at Tree City Coffee in downtown Kent. 
Applications due March 23
LaunchNET Clients
With Credit Tight, Millennial Entrepreneurs Travel a Different Path | WKSU
WKSU spotlights client Case.MD/alula in a story about being a student entrepreneur. 
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Have a legal questions about your business?
Whether you need to know about partnership agreements, how to set up an LLC, or if you have any intellectual property to protect, sign up to talk with our FREE legal consultant in the LaunchNET office. 
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Kent ENTs meet-ups @ Tree City
Join LaunchNET clients every month for a laid-back, social meet-up with other college entrepreneurs!  Check in and share solutions, issues, a coffee, successes, and meet others in the same boat.
March Meetup:
Thursday 3/22
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
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
StartinCLE presents Start in CLE Founder Dinner
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar Restaurant, Akron
Meet other founders in the area!
Flashstarts is looking to fill several marketing intern positions.  These positions are open to undergraduates and graduates. 
Paid Internship $10 - $15 hour. Student teams will be developed consisting of 4-6 students from different majors. 

Teams will develop materials such as:
Market, technical, and supply chain assessments 
Market Verification 
Financial Plan 
Competitive Art Search
our national bmeidea competition offers university biomedical entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 and receive critical early-stage validation of their ideas
Other interesting stuff
ECDI and the SBDC at LCCC are proud partners in presenting the ScratchMade Incubator. Creators of handmade products are invited to apply to a 6-week training program designed to prepare product entrepreneurs for store shelves. 
ECDI class in Akron:
Wednesday, Mar 14 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Navigating numbers in business shouldn't be a headache! 
 This training session uses helpful templates and real examples on how to change your financial transactions into financial statements. 
The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all Attendees and Participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!
Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
Bounce Hub Happy Hour
Join the Bounce community and Program Director Courtney Gras for informal networking with local founders and innovators. 
The event is open to anybody in the community interested in Bounce, entrepreneurship, and innovation in Akron. 
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