News Archive

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:45am
Dr. Tameka Ellington, Fashion School faculty and entrepreneur, took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about her latest venture as a coach and author. 
Austin with his son Ceasar
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:11am
We recently chatted with Kent State alum Austin Briggs, who will be the first speaker for this semester's Build Your Own Brand (BYOB) cohort on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.    Austin is a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio,...
Monday, January 6, 2020 - 2:30pm
Have you been thinking about a great idea that maybe, possibly, could turn into something bigger?  Wondering how to take your side hustle to the next level?  Just have a "dumb" question about starting a business or organization? (There really aren't any dumb questions, FYI!)   Th...
Carrie Esser with elaborate colorful makeup
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
Carrie Esser (2018) recently made it to the Top 5 in the country for the NYX FACE Awards, a national makeup artist competition. While she didn't end up the grand prize winner in that contest, we know she is definitely a winner for continuing to work on her passion and pound the p...
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:59pm
Thirteen cross-disciplinary teams presented in the Kent State competition for Mission:Life on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The winning team, Virtual Harmony, will be presenting their concept in the international competition at the PUCPR University in Brazil on November 11. Virtual...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:07am
From July 28 to August 2, 2019, forty students from ten different Northeast Ohio colleges and universities convened at Kent State to be immersed in an entrepreneurial experience like no other. For the five days and four nights students worked together, with faculty, staff, and re...
Kent State, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, and Deshpande Symposium representatives
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:24am
On Tuesday, June 11, LaunchNET Kent State was honored with the annual “Excellence in Student Engagement” award from the Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Th...
Jackie Ruller, LaunchNET partner profile
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 4:48pm
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!
LaunchNET gives awards for student clients at Expo and Awards celebration
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 4:15pm
On Tuesday, April 23, LaunchNET Kent State held its annual Awards & Expo at Ray’s Place, where they highlighted their many partners, students, clients, and events from the 2018-19 academic year. “We wouldn’t be able to do all the g...
LaunchNET client and fashion designer Chinonso Aladi
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:32am
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...

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