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Kent State ladies taking charge of their businesses!  All the CEO Ladies is a partnership between LaunchNET Kent State and the Kent State Women's Center. What is All the CEO Ladies? A place of support and learning for female-identified entrepreneurs, business owners, and wannabes. We build a community of supportive entrepreneurial women who come...

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Austin C. Briggs We recently chatted with Kent State alum Austin Briggs, who will be the first speaker for this semester's Build Your Own Brand (BYOB) cohort on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.    Austin is a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who was able to overcome a troubled youth by finding his calling in entrepreneurship. Austin graduated from Kent State...

Sarah Reidlinger, presenting at FlashLab contest Kent State student Sarah Riedlinger, ’20, has always been a creative and inventive person. The opportunities provided to her as a visual communication design major at Kent State allowed her to channel her creativity and life-long passions into a path for her future career. In addition to her classes and extracurriculars, Riedlinger has been...

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Carrie Esser: professional bee facepaint Carrie Esser (2018) recently made it to the Top 5 in the country for the NYX FACE Awards, a national makeup artist competition. While she didn't end up the grand prize winner in that contest, we know she is definitely a winner for continuing to work on her passion and pound the pavement to make her dreams come true! We were lucky enough to catch...

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Carrie Esser: professional bee facepaintThoughts and observations from LaunchNET staff, student fellows, and clients. 

Forty Northeast Ohio students from ten colleges and universities gathered for five days of entrepreneurial immersion at Kent State From July 28 to August 2, 2019, forty students from ten different Northeast Ohio colleges and universities convened at Kent State to be immersed in an entrepreneurial experience like no other. For the five days and four nights students worked together, with faculty, staff, and regional business leaders, to create innovative solutions that address...

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Forty Northeast Ohio students from ten colleges and universities gathered for five days of entrepreneurial immersion at Kent State Entrepreneurship, especially while in college, can be challenging and stressful. Make sure to take care of yourself and ASK FOR HELP if you need it!    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (web, call, text) Kent State Counseling and Psychological Services Kent State Counseling Center Townhall 2 Articles about entrepreneurship self care and...

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designs by Nonso Aladi Chinonso is a now-graduate of the Kent State Fashion School and hails from Nigeria, which is the inspiration for her fashion line that incorporates traditional African fabrics into modern pieces. While researching production possibilities for the full line, she has been designing and sewing custom pieces for customers. What ignited the spark in you...

Aceani Ross-Bigbee In addition to starting her own fashion brand in high school, Aceani Ross-Bigbee has dreams to inspire other would-be fashionistas become their best selves. We sat down to talk to her about what she’s working on and a little about herself. Tell us about your new venture, The Possible Me. The Possible Me is based on the Possible Selves theory....

Idea Olympics participants from 2018 Have a great idea for a new product, service, app, or way to solve a problem? Kent State students across campus will be able to present their ideas for the chance to win money and bragging rights for their college at LaunchNET’s IDEA OLYMPICS.  “Qualifiers” Potential Olympians submit a short description of their idea via a 30-90 second...