News Archive

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...
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!