Alumni Morgan Startup Grants

Thanks to generous support from Burton D. Morgan Foundation, LaunchNET Kent State is offering microgrants of $500-3,000 for Kent State alumni

“We are excited to expand our microgrant programming to our alumni entrepreneurs, and are looking forward to seeing what projects and dynamic uses that they will have for these new funds,” said Zach Mikrut, Director, LaunchNET Kent State. “LaunchNET advising has always had an eye towards economic development, and these grants are a tool for helping entrepreneurs to move on their goals quickly.” 

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The LaunchNET alumni Morgan Startup Grant program is focused on helping alumni entrepreneurs move their businesses forward with inventory, capital, product, or other related purchases.  

  • Grants range from $500-3,000 
  • Applicant must be a Kent State University alumni  
  • Business must be based in Ohio 
  • Open to revenue generating businesses with $200K or less in gross revenue 


Thank you for your interest in LaunchNET's alumni Morgan Startup Grant program. At this time, we are closed to new applications as current received applications are in excess of our available funding. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and we will contact you if additional Morgan Startup Grants become available. 


Morgan startup grant Interest Form


Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis. Applicants will be contacted for additional information and to setup a venture meeting with LaunchNET to discuss request. 

Morgan Startup Grants will be distributed through the Kent State University Foundation. Award winners will be required to complete a W9 form including business name, entity, address and EIN.


If you have any questions about the Morgan Startup Grants, please email