*PLEASE NOTE* all LaunchNET venture meetings are being conducted virtually through Spring 2021. 

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
  • In partnership with the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center, LaunchNET is celebrating our entrepreneur diversity this week for Trans Week of Visibility

  • Apply for TWO LaunchNET Student Scholarships

    Deadline to Apply has been EXTENDED until April 23!

    Thanks to generous supporters, two LaunchNET student entrepreneurs can get $1000 scholarships and nominate a staff/faculty mentor for a prize! 


  • 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.]. 

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.

LaunchNET is proud to be a welcoming office. All staff have completed Kent State Safe Space Ally & Trans 101 trainings.