entrepreneurship

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...

LaunchNET client profile: Pop Style 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. Where did you get the idea for your venture? The idea for Pop Style initially...

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kent state university bracelets 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 Her boho, fun design aesthetic came to life at a dining room table covered in beads (her kind of Legos). Katie is devoted to making jewelry that complements everyday style and spirit....

Donald Wayne McLeod with students from Kent State and Kent city schools 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. The event was a collaboration between LaunchNET Kent State; DECA at Theodore Roosevelt High School,...

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Donald Wayne McLeod with students from Kent State and Kent city schools 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...

Local high school students participate in entrepreneurship workshop hosted by LaunchNET Kent State 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...

Local high school students participate in entrepreneurship workshop hosted by LaunchNET Kent State   ACL is a bi-monthly program geared toward female entrepreneurs. Meetings are designed for each participant to learn entrepreneurial skills, establish accountability amongst one another and build a professional network.  SPRING 2017 AGENDA: 2/15 Vision Mapping 3/1 Resources for Small and Female Owned Businesses 3/15 Marketing vs. Public...

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Local high school students participate in entrepreneurship workshop hosted by LaunchNET Kent State We have pulled together a variety of resources for new entrepreneurs: useful articles, websites, tools, contacts, etc. Everything we recommend we have either developed, adapted, and/or used so you know that these are useful and appropriate for someone just starting out. If you have any questions about any of these, please contact your LaunchNET...

Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate and international programs and Bridgestone Chair in International Marketing in Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, has been named to the Startup Officers Leadership Council. Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate and international programs and Bridgestone Chair in International Marketing in Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, has been named to the Startup Officers Leadership Council.  The Startup Officers Leadership Council is a new, invitation-only group launched by the...

Walk the halls of some secondary private schools in Ohio and you will see students adorned in what appears to be typical school attire: striped skirts, traditional ties and stark white button-up oxfords.     What you do not see are the amazing women around the globe who use sewing skills, passed down from generation to generation, to craft...