News Archive

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:00am
In an effort to nurture a climate of making at Kent State University and increase the number of tech-based startups, Blackstone LaunchPad recently developed a technology strategy that includes the ability for clients to check out equipment, including Arduinos and Raspberry Pi’s,...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:00am
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.
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....