The Marty Erbaugh (i3) Lab


The Marty Erbaugh (i3) Lab 

The i3 Lab houses student teams that ideate, innovate and incubate their ventures through a product accelerator program led by LaunchNET and Design Innovation. The product accelerator is designed to help teams advance to the next stage in their startup journey through customer discovery, business development and prototyping.   

The entrepreneurial work space features resources, co-working areas and private offices within the Design Innovation Hub at Kent State.


Summer 2024 Accelerator

The accelerator is a multi-week program designed to help teams advance their ventures to the next stage in their startup journey through connections to campus and regional resources, business model and business development, prototyping and other support depending on business phase. 

This program is open to Kent State undergraduate and graduate students that will be continuing enrollment in Fall 2024.

Marty Erbaugh i3 Lab participants will receive a $2,500 stipend for program participation and are required to be in-office at the Design Innovation Hub for venture work and programming from 10am-4pm during the following program dates:
June 25, 26, 27
July 9, 10, 11
July 16, 17, 18
July 23, 24, 25
July 30, 31 and August 1

Stipend will be for one individual per team/venture with potential for more depending on total number of ventures/entrepreneurs in program.

Applications are now closed for the Summer 2024 Accelerator.


J. Martin (Marty) Erbaugh

This space was created in honor of Marty Erbaugh, an entrepreneur, trustee and longtime advisor of LaunchNET Kent State. Marty was a man of great integrity, kindness and generosity who enjoyed serving God by serving others, particularly those in startup ventures. He was a great mentor and a high achiever, having served as one of LaunchNET's first advisory board members as well as a Burton D. Morgan Foundation Trustee.


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