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Entrepreneurship Immersion Week 2018
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is an intensive one-week, academic immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines to immerse themselves in the skills needed to help them develop new business concepts and apply these skills in a team-based business concept competition.

Teams of five students from each of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) eleven-member institutions will come together July 29-August 3, 2018, at the host school, John Carroll University.
Applications due by May 4th
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LaunchTalks Entrepreneurial Podcast
We just LAUNCHed our brand new PODCAST: LaunchTalks

Listen to the stories of Kent State founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. 

New episodes are released each week: Check out interviews with the founders of Case.MD, AnneCate, KiwiNation, & the Hermes helmet!
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Creative Hustle Finale
Join us to celebrate the creativity of our  students who participated in the Creative Hustle series this semester!

There will be networking, food, and students will pitch their creative projects for a chance to win funding for the project.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Kent State University Library, 2nd floor: Provost Conference room

Sponsored by the College of the Arts, Career Exploration & Development, and LaunchNET
LIVE Teen Pitch Tank
Calling all Northeast Ohio High School Students!
Monday, April 30th from 6-8 PM
Kent State University Student Center, Room 306A

Dream of being on Shark Tank?
$500 in total CASH prizes for top 3 finishers
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LaunchNET Clients
Student launches fabric business | Latest Updates |

For fashion design students at Kent State, there aren’t many options when shopping for fabrics.

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LaunchNET Connections: Opportunities & Good Stuff to Know About
We are looking for three inspiring local entrepreneurs who are willing to share their personal stories of what it really takes to start and grow a business in Northeast Ohio. The one rule, your story must include a lesson or takeaway for the audience.

The finalists will each deliver a 15-minute presentation at this year’s Startup Scaleup on June 26. Applications close May 18th. Winners will be notified by June 1st.
The Diversity and Inclusion Technology Internship Program seeks to recruit highly motivated college students and place them at early-stage technology companies or companies with a technological need.

This Program offers exciting opportunities for students to gain real-world entrepreneurial and business experience. Companies that select and hire interns will be reimbursed for two-thirds of the intern wages.
The Youngstown Business Incubator, along with America Makes, and Team NEO, are developing an infrastructure to provide commercialization services for technologies related to Additive Manufacturing (AM).
Bringing community together to talk about social issues and come up with innovative solutions, launching new ideas and businesses, and fostering sustainable solutions.
Other interesting stuff
Submit your proposal for an interactive, hands-on activity in which individuals of all ages and levels of skill may participate. 
Can you teach some form of movement (various types of dance, exercise or other physical activity)? Can you provide an activity that will bring out the artist in every person stopping by your booth? 

We are providing you with a chance to stretch the limits of your artistic and creative imagination - the sky's the limit! 

 The deadline to submit: 5 p.m. on June 1, 2018. Artists will be notified by July 15
Join our multi-award winning intern program. Do meaningful career-building work with real startups. Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium databases on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s  Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series.

This program is free but seating is limited.

Compete with the nation’s most creative and innovative university students while networking with the most influential innovation leaders in the world.
Sharing some great startup resources across the web! 
Seth's Blog: Entrepreneurship is not a job
You don't apply. You don't get a salary. No one picks you. Bragging about how much money you've raised or what your valuation is a form of job thinking. Entrepreneurship is a chance to trade a solution to someone who...

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