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2019 Idea Olympics
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:53pm
Have a great idea for a new product, service, app, or way to solve a problem? Kent State students across campus will be able to present their ideas for the chance to win money and bragging rights for their college at LaunchNET’s IDEA OLYMPICS. 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:19pm
On November 30, the Kent State University Library hosted the Girls4Steam hackathon-style event, which brought together over 80 local high school students.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:05pm
A team of Kent State students took first place in the seventh annual Mission: Life international competition on November 12, which took place at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:59pm
Transfer student Gregory Joyce II is a great example of the wide variety of clients served by LaunchNET. While many students come to the office looking to start a venture of some type, Gregory came in with multiple businesses already going and ideas for m...
Rising Star Center for the Arts founder and Kent State student Bethany Westphal and Akron mayor Daniel Horrigan at the Center
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 8:04pm
As a passionate student of the arts, Bethany Westphal felt the need to share her love with others, specifically younger children, and help them avoid some of the negative experiences she had with music teachers growing up. She recently opened Rising Star Center for the Arts in do...
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:28pm
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 tr...
Kent State jewelry by Katie K
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:12pm
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
Donald Wayne McLeod speaks to a group in the Kent State ballroom
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:09pm
Donald Wayne McLeod, author of Perceptionology 101, spoke in the Kent State ballroom on Tuesday October 9, to a crowd of local high school students, Kent State students, staff, faculty, and community business members from all over Northea...
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:35pm
On Monday, April 23, LaunchNET Kent State celebrated its 5th annual Entrepreneur Awards and Expo event at Ray’s Place. In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of LaunchNET Kent State clients over the course of the year, the staff awarded university partners, alumni clients...
Andrew Konya, co-founder of Remesh and Kent State University alumnus, successfully raised $10 million from a Series A funding round for his company, which he started as a Kent State student.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:27pm
Through a series of company-building steps, programs and funding, Remesh, what started as the idea of a Kent State University student, has become a star in the Northeast Ohio tech-startup world.