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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. 

Post-Hackathon Resources

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 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 go, or compete in one of the many opportunities to win money in the region.

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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.

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 encouraging learning environment for the arts so that everyone can be free to pursue their creative dreams.”

Uju is the founder of Pop Style (@_popstyle), an on-campus pop-up thrift shop that allows you to buy, donate and trade clothing for $3, $7, or $10. Customers can donate clothes they don't want anymore but someone else could wear and trade clothes at each price point.

By Katie K is a jewelry line created by Katie Kimble, a 2017 Kent State College of Business graduate and current Higher Education and Student Affairs grad student

Donald Wayne McLeod, author of Perceptionology 101, spoke in the Kent State ballroom on Tuesday October 9, to a crowd of local high school students, Kent State students, staff, faculty, and community business members from all over Northeast Ohio.

All the CEO Ladies

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 Resource Center. It is a group of female-identifying business owners and potential entrepreneurs who meet regularly throughout the semester to learn, support one another, find mentors and partners, hear speakers, and get answers to issues. 

The group meets once a month at the Women's Center, evenings from 5:30-7pm. 

In October 2017, two groups of local high schools students came to Kent State University to participate in an entrepreneurial workshop designed to increase the students’ awareness and knowledge of the venture formation process, hosted by LaunchNET.

On Monday, October 23, sixteen sophomore and junior-level students from Junior Leadership Hudson (Western Reserve Academy and Hudson High School) visited campus, and on Wednesday, October 25, sixteen junior and senior-level students from Chagrin Falls High School participated.

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