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Student, alumnus create start-ups online

Alexis Wohler November 24, 2015

Kent State has had its share of entrepreneurs – people who develop an idea and do whatever it takes to bring it to fruition. Carleton Whitmore and Ben Wolford provide examples of Kent State entrepreneurs...

Sherwin-Williams brings Innov8 Paint! to Kent

Bruno Beidacki November 7, 2015

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the painting industry and win $2,000 at the Innov8athon IV: Innov8 Paint! event in the Student Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on this Saturday, Nov....

Blackstone LaunchPad prepares for future student entrepreneurs

Brittany Anderson August 27, 2015

With more than 1,000 students utilizing the service of Blackstone LaunchPad, future Kent State students with ideas will have an easy and accessible resource to get help bringing those ideas and plans to...

Kent State student working towards helping children “create their inner hero”

Ellie Enseleing April 30, 2015

Two Kent State senior visual communication design majors have been raising money to start a children’s costume store called Crazy Capes.Joshua Bird, a senior visual communication design major, and Allison...

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KSU student creates business to accompany new Apple Watch

Julianne Calapa April 8, 2015

With the Apple Watch’s April 24 release date approaching, one Kent State student has already started capitalizing on the new product.Spencer Nicol, a senior marketing major, developed WATCHSMITH, a company...

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Blackstone Launchpad hosts annual Idea Olympics

Ellie Enselein February 25, 2015

Blackstone Launchpad at Kent State will present its annual Idea Olympics on March 5. Applications close Thursday at 5 p.m. $4,000 of funding is available to the winner of the competition. The Idea Olympics...

The Kent Stater Dr. Amber Aiken works on a patient at the University Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Kent. The center opened in January and services the university and surrounding communities. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.

New chiropractor business opens with help of Blackstone LaunchPad

Kate Schwanke February 9, 2015

With the assistance of Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, another business has opened its doors in Downtown Kent.University Chiropractic and Wellness, located on Route 59, opened on Jan. 12 and is owned...

Robin Bonatesta

Kent State student receives fellowship for entrepreneurial skills

Andrew Bugel November 6, 2014

Junior computer science and fashion merchandising major Robin Bonatesta was the first Kent State student named a University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation...

Mini Maker’s Faire comes to KSU

Christopher Woods April 13, 2014

The University Libraries have partnered with other departments around campus, including the Blackstone LaunchPad, for the first Kent State Mini Maker’s Faire on April 24.Hilary Kennedy, manager of the...

University Libraries win collaboration award

Christopher Woods April 6, 2014

 University Libraries won the “Most Collaborative Partner” award at the first Blackstone LaunchPad Entrepreneurial Awards and Expo on Tuesday morning.Director of Marketing and Communication Karen...

Blackstone LaunchPad hosts a 24-hour hackathon

Rachel Gill February 2, 2014

New products such as Google Glass, fitness bands and light-up clothing are all a part of the increasingly popular trend of wearable technology. Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad explored this new industry...

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