News Archive

Luke Leyden
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:24pm
On Thursday October 22, Luke Leyden (junior, computer engineering technology) found himself pitching his entrepreneurial venture, Trolder, to a panel of judges via Zoom in the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium's annual IdeaLabs competiti...
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:58pm
Have you met Yayra? If not, you should!   Yayra is a Kent State alumna (2019, BFA Fashion Design) and has been an exuberant client of LaunchNET for over 2 years, having explored multiple venture ideas and placed in the 2018 Idea Olympics as well as earning a Venture Fund award fo...
Mica Pflug
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:08pm
This month we are talking to Mica Pflug, a senior Entrepreneurship major, about her business Rags Related Boutique
Products from Stay Stylin
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 11:01am
In honor of Black Business Month, we are shining a light on some of our AMAZING LaunchNET clients! 
LaunchNET black squirrel Rocket with packed suitcase in front of the DI Hub
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 12:22pm
In the midst of an already-unique season of changes, LaunchNET Kent State is excited to start the Fall semester with an office relocation to the new Design Innovation Hub.
Linden Lehner
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:01am
In honor of the class of 2020, we are profiling a very recent alum, Linden Lehner and her business, Linden Lane Artworks.
Dr Tameka Ellington
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...