*PLEASE NOTE* all LaunchNET venture meetings are being conducted virtually through Fall 2020. 

We are happy to assist with you with any advising and business questions you may have. If you are a current client, visit ksulaunch.net/appointment to schedule with your advisor, and an online meeting link will be included in your confirmation email. 

If you are a new client in need of assistance, follow the JOIN LAUNCHNET button to get started. 

The LaunchNET office - located on the second floor of the Design Innovation Hub - is staffed with experienced entrepreneurs who guide clients from idea to implementation, provide a sounding board for questions and concerns, and work with offices across campus to engage students in entrepreneurial thinking, innovative mindset, creative collaboration, and venture creation.

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

  • One-on-One Meetings
  • Events & Workshops
  • Connections to Community Resources
  • Competitions & Funding
  • This month we are talking to Mica Pflug, a senior Entrepreneurship major, about her business Rags Related Boutique

  • Have you met Yayra? If not, you should!  

    Yayra is a Kent State alumna (2019, BFA Fashion Design) and has been an exuberant client of LaunchNET for over 2 years, having explored multiple venture ideas and placed in the 2018 Idea Olympics as well as earning a Venture Fund award for her herbal tea infusions idea [which was delicious, btw! -tm.]. 

  • On Thursday October 22, Luke Leyden (junior, computer engineering technology) found himself pitching his entrepreneurial venture, Trolder, to a panel of judges via Zoom in the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium's annual IdeaLabs competition. Leyden, impressing the judges with his knowledge and passion, placed 3rd, taking home $1,000.

  • Black Women Bosses is a cohort-based, 6-week entrepreneurship and leadership program for Black female (current KSU) students to help successfully launch businesses, apply entrepreneurial thinking to career goals, and build a leadership mentality. 

    Meetings for Spring 2021 will take place virtually,  5:30-7 pm, February 8 - March 22, 2021 [Day TBD].

Explore New Ideas

The button will take you to the main NEOLaunchNET application. When we receive your application, we will match you to an advisor in the KSU office, who will contact you via email to set up an initial appointment.

Join LaunchNET

LaunchNET Kent State is a co-curricular, cross-campus program that serves students, alumni, staff and faculty interested in entrepreneurship and innovation through advising, events, and connections to the greater Northeast Ohio community.