Competitions & Contests | LaunchNET Kent State | Kent State University

Competitions & Contests

A short list of business-related competitions (some just for students) that we know about. 

Be sure to check the guidelines for each, to ensure that your venture meets the criteria.

Your LaunchNET advisor is happy to help you with application materials, pitch practice, etc. Plan for adequate time before the application deadline(s) to get help and revise materials! 

List is periodically updated; also be sure to check our newsletter for other opportunities. 

FALL 2016

  • Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund: Not only for students. Tech-focused startups can apply for up to $25,000 in convertible debt funding. DEADLINE: 9/16/16
  • Global Student Entrepreneur Awards: Undergraduate students with a business that has been operating for at least 6 months. Local, regional, and national level competitions. 
  • [M]Spire: A business competition for any entrepreneur or small business in Northeast Ohio with a product that will help grow or begin manufacturing. DEADLINE: 9/30/16