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Sherwin-Williams, in partnership with Kent State University’s Blackstone LaunchPad program, is sponsoring “Innov8athon IV: Innov8 Paint!” in order to “hack the painting process” and promote entrepreneurial thinking, creative prototyping and interdisciplinary collaboration among students in Northeast Ohio. “For centuries, we have...

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Remesh, an app created by Kent State Ph.D. student, Andrew Konya, and Kent State alumnus, Aaron Slodav, allows groups of people to speak as one voice.Remesh, an app created by Kent State Ph.D. student, Andrew Konya, and Kent State alumnus, Aaron Slodav, allows groups of people to speak as one voice. Remesh is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.  

Co-owners Nichole Catalano-Miller (left) and Amanda Edwards (right) sit in their new Centerpiece Yoga and Wellness Center in Kent, Ohio. Catalano-Miller is a Kent State student majoring in exercise physiology. Dangle from the ceiling upside down draped in a silk hammock. Find inner peace though massage. Balance your body with therapeutic yoga ropes. These unique offerings are just a small sample of the holistic approach to wellness at the newly opened Centerpeace Yoga and Wellness Center in Kent, Ohio. What is even more unique is who created and opened...

Co-owners Nichole Catalano-Miller (left) and Amanda Edwards (right) sit in their new Centerpiece Yoga and Wellness Center in Kent, Ohio. Catalano-Miller is a Kent State student majoring in exercise physiology. 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 the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop...

Co-owners Nichole Catalano-Miller (left) and Amanda Edwards (right) sit in their new Centerpiece Yoga and Wellness Center in Kent, Ohio. Catalano-Miller is a Kent State student majoring in exercise physiology. 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 design and productionFriday, Jan. 30 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)...

Kent State student Ryan Schoeneman poses with a nearly complete guitar in his workshop. Kent State University graduate student Ryan Schoeneman of Parma, Ohio, fell in love with guitars when he was a child. He wasn’t just obsessed with their sound, but more so their look. “I started designing them long before I ever learned to play,” said Schoeneman with a big smile on his face. “It’s a skill I picked up in shop class in high...

Kent State student Ryan Schoeneman poses with a nearly complete guitar in his workshop. 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 looking at the outside factors that help generate creative sparks. “The...

Kent State student Ryan Schoeneman poses with a nearly complete guitar in his workshop. 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.  “The emerging wearables industry offers a wealth of research and economic development opportunities for this region,” said Todd Diacon, Kent...

The Blackstone LaunchPad program at Kent State recently hosted its 2nd Annual Elevator Pitch Competition, in which students are given 90 seconds to pitch their business idea in an elevator! Visit www.kent.edu/blackstonelaunchpad for more information!