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LaunchNET Idea Olympics 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 2:35pm
On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, six Kent State student teams competed in the third annual LaunchNET Idea Olympics in the University Library. The event is a lead-in to the regional ideaLabs business idea competition, sponsored by the Nort...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:50pm
This spring, LaunchNET Kent State University is proud to host classes for first-time female entrepreneurs in collaboration with local nonprofit Bad Girl Ventures, to promote new business startups by ladies in Kent, Ohio, and surrounding communities. Bad Girl Ventures will introd...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 3:15pm
As of January 1, 2016, the new name of Blackstone LaunchPad Kent State is LaunchNet Kent State! The office, located on the first floor of the Kent Student Center, assists students, alumni, faculty and staff with all kinds of entrepreneurial activities, as well as innovative progr...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 2:43pm
Technology that gives groups of people a united voice to communicate by harnessing their collective intelligence is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Innovation Fund.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:03pm
Student entrepreneurs from across all majors and disciplines now have an opportunity to apply and receive critical startup funding to advance their business idea with the initiation of the Blackstone LaunchPad Student Launch Fund.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 4:52pm
Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack  Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around th...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:30am
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY JAN. 30 – FEB. 1 Fashion-Technology Overlap Subject of Symposium and “Hackathon” at Kent State Events organized by Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Fashion School and TechStyleLAB TechStyleLAB Symposium Academic conference on digital textile...
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:25pm
Kate Harmon knows that inspiring great ideas oftentimes involves generating them in inspirational environments. As associate director of Kent State University’s Blackstone LaunchPad, which has helped hundreds of students and employees become entrepreneurs, Harmon is always lookin...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:10pm
The wearable technology industry is expected to grow to become a $30 billion market within the next five years, and Kent State University is laying the groundwork to make an impact in the field. 

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