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Launching a Better Mousetrap

Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Launching a Better Mousetrap Four area universities embark on a joint project aiming to help entrepreneurial students turn school day fantasy into business reality. Wednesday morning on The Sound of Ideas, we'll meet some of the brains behind the projects. Those range from fuel cell-powered bicycling to high tech pothole fillers that protect your car and your nerves. Join Rick Jackson to find out how Blackstone LaunchPad is assisting young entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio. Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - News, Community/Human Interest, Education, Transportation


Bob Sopko, director, CWRU Blackstone LaunchPad
Julie A. Messing, director, Entrepreneurship Initiatives, Kent State University
Janice Lapina, program manager, Blackstone LaunchPad, Lorain County Community College
Nicholas Barron, one of the developers of Hole Patch
Jean Zhao, CWRU junior & creator, EcoSpinners bicycles
Brian Recktenwald, senior, Managerial Marketing, Kent State University
Alex Kurr,junior, Visual Communication Design, Kent State University
Michael Williams, student and founder of CLIPS Transportation, LLC, Lorain County

Additional Information

Blackstone LaunchPad
Burton D. Morgan Foundation entrepreneurial support
Baldwin Wallace Business Clinic
Launch House
Jump Start Network

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