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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Flashstarts, the Cleveland-based startup accelerator and venture fund, announced that reMesh, a Blackstone LaunchPad company founded by Andrew Konya, a chemical physics Ph.D. candidate in Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®,...
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00am
Branding, marketing and strategic business planning were put to the test in the second annual Blackstone LaunchPad T-Shirt Supremacy Competition held recently. Three finalists, Braisha Owens, a fashion merchandising and marketing major, Vivaldi Gloire Kiyindou Nik, an economics...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Kent State University stakeholders and area business leaders turned out in force to celebrate the accomplishments of Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurs at the first Kent State Blackstone LaunchPad Recognition Breakfast and Student Expo on April 1. At the event, 12 awards were gi...
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:00am
Kent State’s first-ever Mini Maker Faire, a family-friendly showcase of inventions, will take place on April 24 from noon to 4 p.m. on the first floor of the University Library. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone can participate, and student participation is highly...
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 12:00am
Kent State University's thriving entrepreneurial culture will be highlighted at the first Blackstone LaunchPad Recognition Breakfast and Student Expo on April 1in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.   The breakfast will serve as an opportunity to recognize the achievements of Kent...
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Area high school female seniors will have the opportunity to attend their spring prom in style if one Blackstone LaunchPad client has her way. Alicia Robinson, a Kent State University alumna and graduate student pursuing a master's degree in human development and family studies,...
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Makers across all disciplines, from art and design to technology and science, will now have the opportunity to exhibit and discuss their unique talents in one environment at the first Kent State Mini Maker Faire® to be held on April 24 from noon to 4 p.m. on the first floor of th...
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:00am
The annual Kent State University Business Idea Competition (appropriately renamed Idea Olympics this year) recently launched with the opportunity to win $4,000 in cash awards. This competition is open to all Kent State students – undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. – regardless of...
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:00am
A foot sensor that can evaluate and correct one’s running gait won top prize at the Kent State University Blackstone LaunchPad’s "Innov8athon II: Fashion/Tech Hackathon," the nation’s first collegiate wearable tech hackathon.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 12:00am

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