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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 Idea Contest

    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!

    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. 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.

    LaunchNET Lunch & Learn Workshops

    Startup Stories

    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.

    CIGtalks

    CIGtalks

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

     

    Check back for fall dates! | Free but registration is requested.

    BW ideaLabs

    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!

    NEO LaunchNET

    NEOLaunchNET

    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.

  • Startup Stories

    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