BW LaunchNET

LaunchNET gives Baldwin Wallace students and alumni the skills, knowledge and guidance they need to start and grow companies. The services are free, confidential and available to all classes and every major. Students can join LaunchNET's regional network of collegiate entrepreneurs and START SOMETHING BW! LaunchNET is a program of BW's Center for Innovation & Growth and evolved from the Blackstone LaunchPad model.

Ways to get Involved


Attend one or more of our regular, free workshops (with free pizza!) on Thursdays at 5:30 pm in the Quarry Room on the lower level of the Strosacker Hall student union.

Idea Contest

Be on the lookout for the annual "Start Something BW" Idea Contest which offers a chance to win more than $1,000 in prizes.



Stop in or Call

Schedule a free and confidential meeting for you and/or your team to talk through your idea with a trained venture consultant. Sessions last about an hour, can be scheduled as often as you need and take place in the LaunchNET office, located downstairs in the Union, near the BW Bookstore. Complete the LaunchNET application, and a venture consultant will email you to coordinate a meeting time.

For additional information, please contact Lacey Kogelnik, CIG director, at (440) 826-2474 or OR Shannon Fee, interim program manager, at (440) 826-6530 or