CWRU LaunchNET helps drive the entrepreneurial spirit at Case Western Reserve University. Through the free confidential service, supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, students, alumni, faculty and staff from all disciplines can access resources to launch a startup, whether it’s related to hardware, software, a consumer product, a social enterprise or other idea.

Help is available for every stage of development, whether individuals are looking for advice on intellectual property protection, business models, financing, technological infrastructure or other steps.

CWRU LaunchNET also connects students and alumni to events and competitions that can result in funding through prizes. Last week, a team of CWRU undergraduate students participated in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week, a pitch competition organized by the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium and hosted at Kent State University this year. One of the teams with two CWRU students placed first within one of the categories.

To get started with CWRU LaunchNET, apply online and sign up for a meeting by emailing victoria.avi@case.edu or bob.sopko@case.edu. Walk-ins are also welcome; visit the CWRU LaunchNET space in the Thwing Center atrium or schedule an appointment to meet at Sears think[box].

Resources from CWRU LaunchNET are also open to Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland Institute of Music students and alumni.

CWRU is part of the broader Northeast Ohio LaunchNET, which has programs at Baldwin Wallace University, Kent State University, Lorain County Community College and John Carroll University. Each institution receives funding from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation for its LaunchNET.

Keep up with CWRU LaunchNET by subscribing to its newsletter, following the CampusGroups page, and connecting via Facebook and Twitter.

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