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2019 Fashion Tech Hackathon
A partnership of the TechStyleLAB and LaunchNET Kent State, the Fashion/Tech Hackathon gathers students from many majors and curriculums from across the nation, and brings them together with mentors and sponsor companies over a 36 - hour period, to unlock creativity and apply breakthrough ideas that result in innovative concepts and products.
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Design Innovation Student Meetup
Want to be a part of something big?

Come have some pizza, see the new Spark maker-space home, and learn how the Design Innovation Initiative is "thoughtfully addressing technology and society through design to become creative, intersectional problem-solvers and fearless collaborators in the face of complex, messy problems."
Find out more about DI
All the CEO Ladies: February 19
All the CEO Ladies is a partnership between LaunchNET Kent State and the Kent State Women's Resource Center.

Next meetup: Tuesday, Feb. 19
Women's Center, Williamson House
LaunchNET 2018: Year-End Review
A recap of LaunchNET Kent State's 2018 events and activities

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The Commons: Akron
Apply your skills. Build your network. Create something awesome.

The Commons is an exclusive program designed to help you understand how to creatively solve big problems. The program finds the most motivated collegiate minds from across the region, throws them into the deep end of product innovation and gives them direct access to mentoring professionals that students won’t find anywhere else.

Ready for hands-on, real-world professional experience? Ready to really collaborate, communicate, think critically and innovate?
Apply today!
LaunchNET Clients
GRAND OPENING for Kent Fabrics!
Saturday! January 19, 2019

Come celebrate Kent Fabrics' space in downtown Kent with a party from 5-7pm! 
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Kent State Magazine
Love seeing our clients feature in Kent State Magazine!!! 
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Sign up for free legal advice for your venture!
Thursday afternoons, in the LaunchNET office, our IPVC legal representative will be here to answer your questions! 
Claim your time slot
CONGRATS to client Anne Cate, on her new studio space!
We will be based out of the Matchworks Building in Mentor (just outside of Cleveland) and hope to continue to develop quality products for our amazing customers. The studio will be strictly for manufacturing and not be a retail store, but we will have open studios and availability for customer appointments.
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I-Corps - UARF
UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through a 7-week critical evaluation. Our goal is to help faculty, students, and the community answer important questions about their business, product or technology idea through coaching and direct customer interactions. 
Find out more & apply
Looking Forward: Save the Dates!
"Start Something" - LaunchNET + Kent State Center for Adult & Veterans Services' LIFE group workshop
Invent for the Planet
"Innovation without boundaries"
KSU will be hosting an innovation/invention weekend.
Stay tuned for details! 
Good F------ Design Advice: KSU alumni design event
Championing creatives since 2010.
Opportunities & Events
Join us every Wednesday evening for an hour or two of stimulating conversation with local entrepreneurs! 
Hear how they did it…what they did right…what they might do differently…and what they might do next!
The E-Team Grant Program provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move your innovation forward. 
The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition.

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, is located in Philadelphia and supports startups in media, entertainment and connectivity.

Cleveland Water Alliance presents
Cleveland Erie Hack 2.0 Info Session
Wednesday, January 29, 2019
The MidTown Tech Hive, Cleveland

GES 2019 is gathering the world’s top entrepreneurs around five innovation sectors. Learn more to see if you should be part of this one-of-a-kind, exclusive event, and apply.

Multiple muralists will be installing their work on seven different, 2’ wide x 16’ high concrete pillars throughout The Generator, as artwork within the Bounce Innovation Hub.

We are seeking murals of various mediums and artists who would be interested in possibly designing with a color or subject theme in mind.
Job & Internship opportunities
The LaunchNET office currently has openings for student fellows to work on events, design, and general office support.

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Learning Corner
Apple launches app development program for female entrepreneurs
Apple is looking to better support female-identifying founders through its new Entrepreneur Camp, a technology lab focused on app development.
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