entrepreneurship

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 won't see is the hard work behind the attire.         What you do not see are the amazing women around the globe who use...

Kent State student Hart Main displays ManCans, masculine-scented candles he created. Part of the proceeds from each candle is donated to soup kitchens, and the candles themselves are made by individuals with development disabilities.   “Don’t put any idea off as a joke,” said Richard “Hart” Main, a Kent State University sophomore economics major from New Philadelphia, Ohio. “I almost did that and missed an opportunity.” The 18-year-old entrepreneur, from Kent State's College of Business Administration, is referring to ManCans, his company that makes and sells...

LaunchNET Awards and Expo celebrates entrepreneurs The university and local community are invited to join LaunchNET as we celebrate the success of Kent State entrepreneurs! Over 1,200 students, faculty/staff and alumni from across the university have participated in the NEOLaunchNET program at Kent State University. Many of these innovators and entrepreneurs have created business models,...

Finalists pose with their College flags at the 2016 LaunchNET Idea Olympics On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, six Kent State student teams competed in the third annual LaunchNET Idea Olympics in the University Library. The event is a lead-in to the regional ideaLabs business idea competition, sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC). Eleven colleges and universities will compete in the 7th...

Finalists pose with their College flags at the 2016 LaunchNET Idea Olympics This spring, LaunchNET Kent State University is proud to host classes for first-time female entrepreneurs in collaboration with local nonprofit Bad Girl Ventures, to promote new business startups by ladies in Kent, Ohio, and surrounding communities. Bad Girl Ventures will introduce its newest program, EXPLORE, in Kent. EXPLORE guides first-time...

Finalists pose with their College flags at the 2016 LaunchNET Idea Olympics 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. “For centuries, we have...

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Finalists pose with their College flags at the 2016 LaunchNET Idea Olympics The Student Launch Fund is an opportunity for LaunchNET clients who are also full-time Kent State students to get grant funding for their businesses. The Fund consists of 3 levels of potential funding, outlined below, and are generously funded by donors from the community who support student entrepreneurship. In general, there is no limit on the...

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Finalists pose with their College flags at the 2016 LaunchNET Idea Olympics First ColumnMaking columns works better in the source code but you can also do is in the drops down menu. Second ColumnThings in the second column go here Third ColumnThings in the Third column go here     Column One TitleThis is the content that will be the first column. Enter Shift + Enter to begin a new line without a bullet icon. Do...

Finalists pose with their College flags at the 2016 LaunchNET Idea Olympics Matthew E. Likens, president and chief executive officer of Ulthera Inc., will be the keynote speaker at Kent State University’s Michael D. Solomon Speaker Series on April 22 hosted by the College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation. Likens will present “From Zero to $600M and Lessons Learned Along...

Co-owners Nichole Catalano-Miller (left) and Amanda Edwards (right) sit in their new Centerpiece Yoga and Wellness Center in Kent, Ohio. Catalano-Miller is a Kent State student majoring in exercise physiology. Dangle from the ceiling upside down draped in a silk hammock. Find inner peace though massage. Balance your body with therapeutic yoga ropes. These unique offerings are just a small sample of the holistic approach to wellness at the newly opened Centerpeace Yoga and Wellness Center in Kent, Ohio. What is even more unique is who created and opened...