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Welcome Back!
We've got some great competitions, workshops, speakers, and networking opportunities planned for you this semester! 
Check the calendar
Meet other LaunchNET clients!
For our first Talk it Out Tuesday, we want YOU! Come and check in with your friends at LaunchNET, meet and catch up with other LaunchNET clients.

Then every Tuesday from 2-4pm come hang in the LaunchNET office! Walk-ins & new friends welcome: no appointment or RSVP needed. Snacks & drinks provided.
Starts September 11!
All the CEO Ladies starts September 12
All the CEO Ladies is a partnership between LaunchNET Kent State and the Kent State Women's Center. 

It is a group of female-identifying business owners and potential entrepreneurs who meet regularly throughout the semester. Come learn in a supportive environment!
Fire it up Fridays in the LaunchNET office
Come get fired up in the LaunchNET office every Friday with speakers, founders, and workshops designed to inspire and move the needle. 

Bring your lunch on Fridays at noon-1:30 all semester. No RSVP needed: just show up and bring a friend! 
Speaker & Topic Schedule coming soon!
LaunchNET supports Leadership Week 2018
Leadership Week (Sept. 10-13) is one of many ways we help students develop their leadership style and grow as a person.

LaunchNET advisors will be hosting a "Building your Brand" workshop on
Tuesday, Sept. 11  from 1 - 2 p.m.
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Visit LaunchNET at the Kent Creativity Festival
The annual Kent Creativity Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art. 

This year, LaunchNET is collaborating with the KSU Theatre department for “Puppets and Pitches”:

Better living through Puppetry.  Come create hand puppets and then learn how to use your new friend to pitch yourself or your greatest idea. With the power of  creativity and crafts- you can really Sock it to ‘em!
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LaunchNET Clients
LaunchNET Clients: Want to be profiled?
Are you a LaunchNET client and think you're ready for some more exposure for your venture? Want to share your story with others at Kent State and beyond? 

Download our Client Questions sheet, and submit your answers along with 2-3 product and/or self photos and your logo.
Get some exposure!
ATHENA Akron Hosts Dream The Vision "Experience" Retreat
LaunchNET Client Dream The Vision hosts "Experience" Retreat:
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 750ml Wines Akron
Learn more about DTV
Client PocketMarketer connects designers with clients
Client PocketMarketer connects designers with clients who need graphics.
Check out their video!
LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
Pitch NEON is a regional innovation showcase where innovators in five categories [Technology, Academic, Corporate, Arts, and Civic] deliver 5-minute, high impact TEDx-style presentations.

LOCATION: House of Blues Cleveland / 308 Euclid Ave. / CLE

4:30 - Doors Open 
5:15 - Pitch Begins 
7:30 - Reception

Startups: Apply for up to $25,000 in the Fall 2018 Funding Cycle

Students: Learn how to vet a startup for funding! 
Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Case Western Reserve University present Pitch U - Saturday, November 3, 2018 at The MidTown Tech Hive, Cleveland

  • Learn how to deliver a winning pitch
  • Develop an elevator pitch for your business idea
  • Pitch to a panel of early stage investors
  • Compete for a chance to win prize money!
UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through a 7-week critical evaluation. You work with your LaunchNET advisor and other mentors to learn more about who your customer really is.
Other interesting stuff
The SBA is conducting a one-day "boots to business" class for Veterans of all eras, Service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.  

Reboot classes are available for Veterans and their spouses and are held at civilian locations.
Stoney G deGeyter, CEO and Founder of Pole Position Marketing, returns to the Hudson Library to discuss user experience elements such as click-focused navigation, intent-focused keywords and solutions-driven content so that your website will better meet the needs of visitors--and keep them engaged and better positioned to take action while on your site.
Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
Want fast answers to big questions about your market, competitive products, or customers’ behaviors and attitudes? First look for existing research. 

Thanks for Reading! Be sure to check out our social media outlets, where we share even more resources, opportunities, and events.
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