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~~HAPPY 2018~~
LaunchNET News & Events
LaunchNET 2017: Year-End Review
Take another look & relive all the excitement of LaunchNET Kent State's 2017 events and activities. 

Fashion Tech Hackathon 2018
LAST CALL to join us this weekend at Fashion Tech Hackathon 2018 - Kent State's Annual Fashion Hackathon
TONIGHT: All the CEO Ladies "2018 Strategize"
LaunchNET Kent State & the Women's Center present
All the CEO Ladies: 2018 Strategize! - Wednesday, January 24, 2018 5:30-7pm
at Women's  Center, Kent State University
Creative Hustle @ Kent State
Ready to learn how to hustle your artistic gifts?
Learn more & help kickoff the series on Friday, February 2!
(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!
LaunchNET Clients
Anne Skoch creates skyline design accessories that reflect her classic style |
Anne Skoch turned her childhood sewing hobby and her studies at The Fashion School at Kent State University into a real business. She's a creative entrepreneur with great style.
photo: Allison Carey, The Plain Dealer

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Meet the Founders and Entrepreneurial Department Behind O.Z.I
New Errand Running service, O.Z.I. Kent State - Abu Konteh, and Paris Johns, business partners and senior students at Kent State 
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LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
If you are interested in starting a new student organization, LaunchNET can help you strategize & CSI will help you get started!
Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 9

February 24
Register now to attend Kent State University's TEDx conference, presented by the Undergraduate Student Government.

Series of business workshops for Crafty Businesses, held in Akron this spring.
Looking for a Co-Founder? Try "Speed Dating" - Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Deagan's Kitchen & Bar, Lakewood
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.
JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland program can help give you free access to the people, dollars and additional resources your business needs.

Work with local start-ups!

Other interesting stuff
eBay is launching its "Retail Revival" program in Akron. It will provide entrepreneurs with online storefronts and training to allow them to modernize the way they do business. [Link to apply]

Since 2008, over 120 diverse women studying in the STEM field, from universities across the United States have completed the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program (SEP). 

INVENTURE$ Student Pitch Competition is now live on Gust!

Applications close January 29, 2018. Preview the 2017-2018 application here (pdf).
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.
Here we share other resources for relevant information for entrepreneurs. 

Looking to get your new startup off the ground? Startup with Google is here with helpful tools and best practices to point you in the right direction.

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