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Library Guides for Entrepreneurs

The KSU research librarians set up this web link to assist entrepreneurs in Market Research, Industry Reports, and Date Research.


Qualtrics is the Kent State University survey software. This program is free of charge to University faculty and students. Qualtrics allows teams to build, distribute and analyze online surveys and polls within an easy-to-navigate and collaborative interface. Use Qualtrics today to conduct primary research for your start up!

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Signum Design

Signum Design is a student-run design firm located on the second floor of the KSU Student Center. The students execute visual communication design by using the latest in the computer applications and techniques. The firm offers one-on-one consultations and very competitive pricing.

Student Multimedia Studio

Located on the 1st floor of the Kent State University Library, the Student Multimedia Studio provides currently enrolled KSU students with a wide range of multimedia equipment, software, and support. At the Student Multimedia Studio, students can create PowerPoint, web, video & audio presentations and e-Portfolios, as well as scan and edit documents and photographs, create graphics and animation and get one-on-one technology support from peer mentors or professional staff.


TeleProduction provides the University and surrounding community with a wide range of media services, technical and instructional support.

University Library Circulation Desk

Check out the Circulation Desk at the KSU Library for camera’s, tripod’s and other useful equipment. This equipment is free to Kent State students and faculty/staff.


3D Printing

Blackstone LaunchPad offers prototyping opportunities with an in-house MakerBot Replicator 2. Click here to get started

Raspberry Pi-Model B

Blackstone LaunchPad offers prototyping opportunities with Raspberry Pi Model B available to check-out for prototyping use. Inventory includes:

-Raspberry Pi Model B

-Transcend 8 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
-Micro USB wall chargers
-6" Ethernet cables

Arduino Uno-R3

Blackstone LaunchPad offers prototyping opportunities with Arduino Uno-R3 available to check-out for prototyping use. Inventory includes:

-Arduino Uno - R3
-Mini Push Button Switch
-LED - Basic Yellow 3mm
-LED - Basic Red 5mm
-LED - Basic Green 3mm
-Rotary Potentiometer - 10k Ohm, Linear
-Resistor Kit - 1/4W (500 total)
-Breadboard - Translucent Self-Adhesive (Clear)
-Jumper Wires Standard 7"
-Alligator Test Leads - Multicolored 10
-Mini Photocell


TechStyleLAB is located in the Fashion School at Kent State University. Our mission is to support learning/teaching, research and commercial investigation of digital design and production technologies in the fashion context. The goal of the TechStyleLAB is to create a model for exploring more localized, sustainable and creative digital supply chains for the fashion industry. A key impact of the TechStyleLAB concept lies in demonstrating how digital design and manufacturing software/hardware can be used in conjunction with rich media interfaces to create dynamic workflows for the on-demand production of textile/fashion products.

The TechStyleLAB houses a range of digital output devices, such as our wide format digital textile printer and digital laser cutting machine in one collective space to allow for a completely vertical on-demand design/production environment.


Crowdfunding 101

Crowdfunding 101, presented by Bob Cohen, program Coordinator for the Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State and CEO of the Braintree Business Development Center in Mansfield, Ohio

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