Promoting Entrepreneurship on Campuses Across Northeast Ohio
NEOLaunchNET is a regional signature initiative that seeks to inspire a culture of innovation on college and university campuses, building upon the unique assets and strengths of each school and sparking the entrepreneurial mindset in enterprising students.
The program is designed to meet college students where they are. Through NEOLaunchNET, the next generation of entrepreneurs benefits from a comprehensive range of support -- coaching, mentoring, special programming, and more. It allows students to explore venture development without grades, but in a way that fully complements and enhances their traditional classroom learning.
The network currently includes programs at Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, and Lorain County Community College, where colleagues closely collaborate in a cross-campus peer learning environment.
Since its launch in 2012 (originally in affiliation with Blackstone Charitable Foundation) the program has attracted more than 3,400 student participants, who have explored approximately 2,200 ventures.