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Julie Messing

Julie MessingExecutive Director for Entrepreneurship Initiatives, LaunchNET, Kent State University

Julie led the development of the original Blackstone LaunchPad program at Kent State University and continues to lead this university-wide program, as part of the NEO LaunchNET program that serves students, faculty, staff and alumni from all disciplines. She works closely with the business community to bring opportunities to students as well as support entrepreneurial development in Northeast Ohio. She joined Kent State in 2004 to design, develop and lead The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in the College of Business and is one of the founding directors of the EEC. Julie is also President of her own consulting organization, Transitions Advisory Group, Inc.