Press Release
Posted October 18, 2018

Lorain County Community College’s entrepreneurial support center NEO LaunchNET will host a series of events in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week on Monday, Nov. 12; Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The week will kick off with a chili cook off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov.12 in College Center Commons, cohosted with LCCC’s Veterans Services in honor of Veterans Day. Proceeds from tips will be donated to Veterans Services.

The event will feature guest speaker Josh Ruminski, owner and founder of Happy Thoughts Candle Co. Ruminski will discuss working through his own mental health challenges and discovering entrepreneurship with a purpose.

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 percussionist and entrepreneur Elec Simon will perform in College Center with while food trucks are set up outside of College Commons. Featured food trucks will include Little Piggy (pulled pork), Betty’s Bomb Ass Burgers (gourmet burgers), 216 Bistro Truck (burgers and tacos), The Raging Avocado (pizza, wings and wontons) and Sweets on the Streets (desserts).

NEO LaunchNET’s annual business competition will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Advanced Technologies Center in room 122. Students will each present a business idea before a panel of judges for the opportunity to win cash prizes of $500 (first place), $250 (second place) and $150 (third place).

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (330) 366-4900 or visit to sign up for the competition.