Client Spotlight | LaunchNET Kent State | Kent State University

Client Spotlight

LaunchNET has been assisting Kent State students, staff, faculty, and alumni in starting and growing businesses, creative collaborations, and innovative projects since 2012.

Here we are happy to share some of the success stories that have been featured.

Client Profile: Obianuju "Uju" Izuchukwu

LaunchNET client profile: Pop Style

Uju is the founder of Pop Style (@_popstyle), an on-campus pop-up thrift shop that allows you to buy, donate and trade clothing for $3, $7, or $10. Customers can donate clothes they don't want anymore but someone else could wear and trade clothes at each price point.

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By Katie K: Kent State jewelry

kent state university bracelets

By Katie K is a jewelry line created by Katie Kimble, a 2017 Kent State College of Business graduate and current Higher Education and Student Affairs grad student

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He Used Perseverance and Passion to Find his Starring Role in Animation

Andrew Badger holds up a poster from his anime collection.

As a graduate student, Andrew Badger overcame endless obstacles to turn his admiration for anime into a trustworthy business.

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Kent State Track Star Goes the Distance to Up the Speed of Young Athletes

Kent State's Richard Dahome creates a camp for young athletes

Kent State's Richard Dahome draws from his resources and dreams to create a camp for young athletes who want to increase their speed.


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Students Turn Smartphone Cases Into Lifesaving Medical Devices

Case.MD helps make emergency medicine more convenient and safe.

Three Kent State students have created smartphone cases that contain vital medication.

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Kent State Fashion Merchandising Student Turns Passion Into Pay

Anne Skoch, a junior fashion merchandising major, shares the skyline pillows that will be part of her new online boutique, Anne Cate.

For Kent State University student Anne Skoch, a junior fashion merchandising major, her post-graduation career has been in the works since age 13. Upon graduation, she will transition from full-time student to full-time entrepreneur as the owner of the online boutique Anne Cate.

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Kent State Student Overcomes Stigma of Hemp Fibers to Create Sustainable Jeans

Kent State students use hemp fibers to create jeans.

Kent State student crosses the globe to find a sustainable crop that does not require pesticides or herbicides to grow, and yields four times as much as cotton.

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Kent State Entrepreneur Wins Burton D. Morgan PITCH U Competition

Photo of Shanice Cheatham

Kent State University’s Shanice Cheatham is one step closer to helping health care workers stop the spread of disease in underdeveloped countries. Cheatham took first place and won $4500 in the PITCH U elevator competition at the University of Akron, with the generous support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

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Women Turn Ideas Into Businesses

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. What you won't see is the hard work behind the attire.





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