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About LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad at Kent State promotes entrepreneurship as a viable career path. We support Kent State entrepreneurship by helping KSU students, faculty/staff, and alumni transform their ideas into thriving businesses. Through meetings, mentoring, workshops and events LaunchPad helps create new businesses or grow existing start-ups in Northeast Ohio.
Blackstone LaunchPad is based on a successful program developed at the University of Miami. Funding for this program is made possible through The Blackstone Charitable Foundation and The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  These foundations have a commitment to invest in organizations and institutions that foster entrepreneurship, creating job growth and economic activity.

What is LaunchPad exactly?

Who: Kent State Students, Faculty/Staff and Alumni from the entire Kent State regional network.

What: Ideas, inventions, nonprofits, businesses

Why: Entrepreneurship advice and business help

How: Sign-up for a free, confidential meeting with one of our advisors or join us at an upcoming event

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