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.

The LaunchNET office - located on the second floor of the Library - 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.

  • Chinonso is a now-graduate of the Kent State Fashion School and hails from Nigeria, which is the inspiration for her fashion line that incorporates traditional African fabrics into modern pieces. While researching production possibilities for the full line, she has been designing and sewing custom pieces for customers.

  • Without the great people across the university landscape who put together great events with us, let us talk to their classes, and generally support the work we do at LaunchNET to spread the message of entrepreneurial thinking, we wouldn't be able to do all the cool stuff we do!

  • In addition to starting her own fashion brand in high school, Aceani Ross-Bigbee has dreams to inspire other would-be fashionistas become their best selves. We sat down to talk to her about what she’s working on and a little about herself.

    Tell us about your new venture, The Possible Me.

    The Possible Me is based on the Possible Selves theory. Possible Selves focuses on self-improvement and growth through the idea of 'trying on' different futures.

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.

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We help people with ideas



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

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