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Kent State Entrepreneurship Support!

Formerly known as Blackstone LaunchPad, LaunchNET Kent State is the new name for entrepreneurial thinking, innovative mindset, creative collaboration, and venture creation across campus.


LaunchNET advisors help Kent State entrepreneurs & innovators from any major—including students, alumni, faculty and staff—bring ideas, inventions, and businesses to life, through: 

One-on-One Meetings
Events & Workshops
Connections to Community Resources
Competitions & Funding




Meetings are free and confidential. 

Women Turn Ideas Into Businesses With the Help of Bad Girl Ventures and LaunchNET Kent State

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Walk the halls of some secondary private schools in Ohio and you will see students adorned in what appears to be typical school attire: striped skirts, traditional ties and stark white button-up oxfords.