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:
Summer 2017 Opportunity! Entrepreneurship Immersion Week
Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is an intensive one-week, academic immersion experience for undergraduates from all majors. Develop new business concepts while upping your communication & team-building creds at the same time. The entire experience, including tuition, room & board, admission fees and academic materials are provided you at no cost. Learn ~ connect ~ have fun!
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. They take place in LaunchNET Program Manager Hannah Schlueter's LaunchNET office at the Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG 128) or the LaunchNET lounge, located downstairs in the Union, near the BW Bookstore. Complete the LaunchNET application, and we'll be in touch to set up a meeting time.
2017 FALL LINEUP COMING SOON!
Meet local entrepreneurs and learn the secrets to their success. Free refreshments, information and fun delivered in an hour or less. Open to all, all of the time.
ideaLabs Venture Competition
CONGRATULATIONS MATT HARRIS - 2017 BW IdeaLabs CONTEST WINNER
Matt developed his business idea into a plan and took home $1000! He also moved on to the IdeaLabs regional competition and made BW extremely proud! Watch here for your shot at the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) contest in 2018!
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 Presenters - Thank you!
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
ELIZABETH PRYOR | Chill Pop Shop
TU 2/21 at Noon — Sandstone 3 (postponed)
FELIPE GOMEZ DEL CAMPO | FGC Plasma Solutions
MON 4/3 at 4:15pm — Center for Innovation & Growth 105/106 (postponed)
KEITH ZIMCOSKY | Train 2U
TH 4/6 at Noon — Higgins Rec Center 201
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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