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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...

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...

Forty Northeast Ohio students from ten colleges and universities gathered for five days of entrepreneurial immersion at Kent State What Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is an intensive, one-week(ish), immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines to learn the skills to develop new business concepts and then apply these skills in a team-based business concept competition. Who Undergraduate students from any discipline enrolled for Fall 2019 at any of the 10...

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Forty Northeast Ohio students from ten colleges and universities gathered for five days of entrepreneurial immersion at Kent StateEntrepreneurship, 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 Psychological Services Kent State Counseling Center Townhall 2 Articles about entrepreneurship self care and mental health

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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...

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Idea Olympics participants from 2018 Want to continue working on a hackathon project? We can help! At LaunchNET, we have business coaches, legal resources, competitions, and other networks to help you develop your project into a product and/or your team into a business. Meet one on one with an advisor to map out a plan and make connections that will help you get where you want to...

Kent State student Gregory Joyce and his brand Provok Clothing Transfer student Gregory Joyce II is a great example of the wide variety of clients served by LaunchNET. While many students come to the office looking to start a venture of some type, Gregory came in with multiple businesses already going and ideas for more. His journey to successful college student and business person, like most, is not a simple,...

Bethany Westphal is a Kent State student passionate about the arts As a passionate student of the arts, Bethany Westphal felt the need to share her love with others, specifically younger children, and help them avoid some of the negative experiences she had with music teachers growing up. She recently opened Rising Star Center for the Arts in downtown Akron, where she hopes to “create a positive, fun, and...