News Archive

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:00am
Kent State University students Chris Hicks, Jimmie Hicks III, Stephen Hicks and their younger brother Jonathon Hicks started their own business, Afro Panda, nearly two years ago with the help of Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad.
Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:00am
As underclassmen in college, Krista Jordan and Miles Tucker could be focusing on their next class or how they’ll finish an upcoming study project. Instead, Jordan and Tucker are already entrepreneurs who have successfully started businesses in the last year. Jordan sells hand-ma...
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:00am
Salesmanship was put to the test at the Kent State University Blackstone LaunchPad Elevator Pitch Competition and Professional Fair that took place Oct. 5 at the University Library.
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:00am
Hacksu, a Kent State University student organization, will be holding a 40-hour hackathon in the University Library over the weekend of Oct. 18-20. The event is expected to be the largest hackathon in the state of Ohio with up to 15 universities participating and more than 150 st...
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:00am
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week is an intensive, weeklong entrepreneurship boot camp where undergraduate students learn and practice skills needed to develop business concepts and then compete in a team-based business concept competition.
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:00am
Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a venture capitalist or CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? Give it a shot during Kent State’s Blackstone Launch...
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:00am
“Cancer sucks, plain and simple,” says Kent State University freshman entrepreneurship major Krista Jordan. “I believe somewhere there is a cure for cancer. We may not find it today, this year, or even in my lifetime; but I believe that someday it will be found.”
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 12:00am
CEO of Flight 4 the Cure, Krista Jordan and her Venture Coach, Stacey Banks-Houston were recently featured on NewsNet5's Kaleidoscope to talk about Krista's company, Flight 4 the Cure. Proceeds from Flight 4 the Cure sales are donated to cancer research....
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:00am
Free coffee and bagels will be served each morning from 8:30 - 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 23, in the Kent State University Blackstone LaunchPad office at the Kent Student Center. Stop in to start your day, grab some refreshments and information on how to conn...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:00am
The New Fuel, an animation, motion graphics and video production company, created by Kent State University students Brian Recktenwald, a senior managerial marketing major, and Alex Kurr, a junior visual communication design major, was started with the help of Kent State’s Blackst...