Entrepreneurship Education Network on College Campuses

NEOLaunchNET is a co-curricular, cross-campus program that serves students, alumni, staff, and faculty interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.  Launched in 2012 (originally in affiliation with Blackstone Charitable Foundation), LaunchNET is free to participants and promotes entrepreneurial thinking, innovative mindset, creative collaboration, and venture creation.  The campus programs are designed to leverage the unique assets and strengths of each school.

The LaunchNET program offers personalized, timely guidance within a safe and supportive environment, which is empowering and transformational for many clients. Students from any major, alumni, and faculty are all eligible to take part.  The program provides guidance, mentoring, and access to local resources to students from any major, alumni, and faculty, so they can gain experience in entrepreneurship.  Program offerings include idea contests, pitch competitions, networking opportunities, visiting entrepreneurs, and venture coaching.  Participating students can explore venture development without grades, in a way that complements and enhances traditional classroom learning.

Network Members

Currently, five regional colleges and universities make up the NEOLaunchNET network:  Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Kent State University, and Lorain County Community College.  LaunchNET staff from each school collaborate with one another in a cross-campus peer learning environment, which benefits both the program and its participants, as it gives rise to a whole that is greater than any one part.

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If you are a student, faculty, staff member, or alumni from one of the member schools and interested in participating in the LaunchNET program to discuss a venture concept or to discuss how you might grow an existing business, follow the link below to complete an interest form.

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