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.
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 wearable technology prototypes during the weekend of Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in the only collegiate wearable technology Hackathon in the nation.
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 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!