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Customers sit at the bar at Sauce in the City.

From entrepreneurship to Cleveland, how a KSU alum opened his own restaurant

From hustling to sell his “Vic Fries” that were created in Leebrick Hall, Kent State alumni Victor Searcy credits his entrepreneurship knowledge to the resources Kent State offered him as a student.The...

President Beverly Warren speaks about the reopening of LaunchNET at Kent State on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in the Student Center.

Blackstone LaunchPad Kent State rebrands with Grand “Reopening”

Caroline Licata January 28, 2016

LaunchNET Kent State, formerly known as Blackstone LaunchPad Kent State, marked their new branding with a Grand “Reopening” celebration Thursday.Blackstone LaunchPad in Northeast Ohio has transitioned...

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...

Blackstone LaunchPad

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...

A representative from American Greetings spoke to students on Nov. 5, 2014 in a pre-event for the upcoming Innov8athon III: #BestCardEver, co-sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad. Students will try to create a new, memorable greeting card for the company.

LaunchPad and American Greetings to hold competition for most memorable card

Jenna Kuczkowski November 11, 2014

Blackstone LaunchPad is helping develop and guide the ideas of Kent State artists and creative innovators at its third annual Innov8athon event. Sponsored by American Greetings, Innov8athon III: #BestCardEver...

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