LaunchNET offers Baldwin Wallace University students, alumni, faculty and staff the skills, knowledge and guidance they need to start and grow companies. Our services are free, confidential and available to all classes and every major.
Join LaunchNET to take advantage of our entrepreneurial advising, events and networking programs:
Schedule a free and confidential meeting for you and/or your team to talk through your idea with a trained venture consultant. Sessions last about an hour, can be scheduled as often as you need and take place in the LaunchNET office, located downstairs in the Union, near the BW Bookstore. Complete the LaunchNET application, and a venture consultant will email you to coordinate a meeting time.
ideaLabs Venture Competition
Develop your business idea into a plan and you could take home $1000 and advance to regional competition for a shot at the $5000 grand prize in this annual spring event of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC).
In January 2016, Burton D. Morgan Foundation launched NEOLaunchNET, bringing together LaunchNET programs at Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University and Lorain County Community College into one powerful regional network of collegiate entrepreneurs. Together we will transform the Northeast Ohio economic landscape through the creation of companies and jobs.
Meet Local Entrepreneurs. Learn the Lessons and Skills that Contributed to their Success.
2017 Spring Schedule
TESSA LOUCHE, DAVID BRUBAKER
Social Media Strategy for Your Company
TH 1/19 at 5:30pm — Union’s Quarry Room
DR. ED MEYER | Ready, Set, Solve!
Also: LaunchNET Company Showcase
TU 1/31 at 5:30pm — Center for Innovation & Growth
ACEANI ROSS-BIGBEE | Aceani Michelle Designs
TH 2/16 at 5:30pm — Union’s Quarry Room
ELIZABETH PRYOR | Chill Pop Shop
TH 3/2 at 5:30pm — Union’s Quarry Room
FELIPE GOMEZ DEL CAMPO | FGC Plasma Solutions
TH 3/23 at 5:30pm — Union’s Quarry Room
KEITH ZIMCOSKY | Train 2u
TH 4/6 at Noon — Higgins Rec Center
On Crowdfunding . . .
Crowdfunding sites are proliferating, and increasing numbers of student entrepreneurs are using Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe and hundreds more to raise enough money to get their startups off the ground. Here’s a handful of the most popular sites. If you decide to utilize crowdfunding, do not go blindly. There are lots of web sites for advice; here are three to start with:
Essential Resource: Stanford eCorner
For access to a priceless resource – a large collection of excellent of videos, podcasts and articles covering every facet of the startup journey – bookmark Stanford eCorner. With fresh information added all the time, it’s even better than when we last Tweeted or wrote about it.
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