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  • about

    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:

    LaunchNET Venture Consultation

    Business Consultations

    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.

    LaunchNET Lunch & Learn Workshops


    Join us for free pizza and free information, delivered in an hour or less.


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    Grow your professional network and hear local stories of innovation and entrepreneurship.


    2016 Fall Schedule TBA Soon

    Ernst & Young LLP

    CIG Innovation Summits

    Join us for these in-depth, semi-annual events where national and international leaders take deep dives into challenges and solutions faced by organizations in our constantly changing economy.



    CIG | Ernst & Young LLP Innovation Summit

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year Northeast Ohio Nominees and Winners
    share stories of innovative thinking for increased business results.


    LaunchNET Idea Contest

    Idea Contest

    Your brief description of a solution to a business, social enterprise or BW problem could make you one of nine prize winners in this annual fall semester event.

    LaunchNET GirlPower Pitch Night 2015

    #GirlPower Pitch Night

    Female collegiate entrepreneurs representing the four NEO LaunchNET programs pitch and compete for the opportunity to win cash prizes in this annual fall semester event.

    BW ideaLabs


    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).

    NEO LaunchNET


    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.

  • Workshops

    Meet Local Entrepreneurs. Learn the Lessons and Skills that Contributed to their Success.


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