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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...
R2D2 visits Kent State Mini-Maker Faire on April 12, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:54pm
On Friday, April 12, the Kent State University Library’s Garden room was filled with students, makers, crafters, gamers, and admirers from across the region. For the sixth year, the Mini-Maker Faire at Kent State brought robots, gardeners, gaming enthusiasts, and more to showcase...
The Possible Me logo
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:17pm
In addition to starting her own fashion brand in high school, Aceani Ross-Bigbee has dreams to inspire other would-be fashionistas become their best selves. We sat down to talk to her about what she’s working on and a little about herself. Tell us about your new venture, The Pos...
Kent State teams for Invent for the Planet 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:29pm
While many students use their weekends to work or catch up on sleep or homework, a dozen Kent State students spent the weekend of February 15-17 participating in a global “virtual hackathon” called...
2019 Idea Olympics
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:53pm
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 - 4:19pm
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 - 4:05pm
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 - 10:59am
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 - 3:04pm
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...