Kent State LaunchNET Celebrates 10 Years, Unveils New Space in DI Hub

Kent State University’s LaunchNET celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday and cut the ribbon on its new office suite in the Design Innovation Hub.




Zach Mikrut, director of Kent State LaunchNET, speaks with guests at the ribbon-cutting event.

The unveiling was of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation Entrepreneurship Suite, which will serve as the new home for the business startup advising program that provides advice, guidance and workspace for fledgling entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and determine their viability. 


University officials, LaunchNET staff and clients, and other supporters gathered for the anniversary event.

Kent State President Todd Diacon spoke at the event, which also included a showcase of current and former student entrepreneurs, a gallery exhibit displaying LaunchNET’s impact over the past decade and a reception for guests. 


President Todd Diacon delivers remarks at the LaunchNET 10th anniversary celebration and ribbon-cutting.

LaunchNET recently moved its offices from its longtime home in the University Library on the Kent Campus into the space on the second floor of the DI Hub.  

LaunchNET's new office suite includes innovation lab space.

The business startup advising program helps students, faculty, staff and alumni pursue their entrepreneurial ventures by developing their ideas and determining their viability. 


President Todd Diacon and LaunchNET staff and clients and other university officials and guests mark the grand opening.

LaunchNET has served more than 2,100 clients in its first decade, most of whom are Kent State students, and boasts success stories across Northeast Ohio. Read more about the first decade of LaunchNET. 

A timeline shows 10 years of LaunchNET success.
Businesses that got their start at LaunchNET displayed their work.
Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 11:26 AM