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Laura Mena

Student at Miami University majoring in Marketing
Second-year Marketing/Entrepreneurship major at Miami University. Passions include startups, venture capital, and philanthropy. Seeking all and any experience to learn from creators and innovators.
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Laura Mena named to Cincinnati Inno's Under 25 list for 2019.

Mena, from Tower Lakes, Illinois (60010) is among 14 people named to Cincinnati Inno's Under 25 list for 2019. Mena, is earning a B.S in Business, majoring in Marketing/Entrepreneurship. "The innov...

November, 18 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Laura Mena Named To Dean's List at Miami University

Laura Mena was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2019 spring semester. Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their ...

June, 28 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Laura Mena Named To Dean's List at Miami University

Laura Mena was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2018 fall semester. Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their di...

February, 05 2019 - Verified by Miami University
Laura Mena Named To Dean's List at Miami University

Laura Mena was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2018 Spring semester. Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their ...

June, 27 2018 - Verified by Miami University
Laura Mena Named To Dean's List at Miami University

Laura Mena was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2017 fall semester. Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their div...

January, 26 2018 - Verified by Miami University
Laura Mena Named To Dean's List at Miami University

Laura Mena was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2017 spring semester. Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their ...

June, 19 2017 - Verified by Miami University
Laura Mena Chooses Miami University

Laura Mena has chosen to study at Miami University, an original Public Ivy located in southwest Ohio. Recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report for its "unusually strong commitment" to teachin...

December, 12 2016 - Verified by Miami University
Academic Scholarship Award

Congratulations, your hard work has paid off in a big way. The University of Dayton is pleased to acknowledge the merit scholarship award from your acceptance letter.

February, 25 2016 - Verified by University of Dayton
Students Accepted to the University of Dayton

We are ready for you to become a Flyer. The University of Dayton hopes you will join the class of 2020!

February, 24 2016 - Verified by University of Dayton
Writing Consultant at Miami University
The Howe Writing Initiative (HWI) is a collaborative learning space that provides writers the opportunities to explore, revise, develop, and reflect on their writing and themselves as writers. I work to help my peers understand the value of collaboration, consultation, and conversation throughout the writing process. Mentor Farmer School of Business students on all aspects of professional writing. Work with ESL students to increase writing fluency. Collaborate with general business and entrepreneurial teams on pitches and presentations.
November 2017 - Present
Marketing Director at Redhawk Ventures
Redhawk Ventures is a student-led venture capital organization at Miami University. We invest in student and alumni founded startups, allocating capital between $1,000 and $25,000. Our mission is to invest in startups across all industries with tremendous market opportunities founded by Miami's best. I currently serve as the Executive Marketing Director. In addition, I am the Project Lead for a premium organic chocolate bar company, Zella Chocolate. Consult student and alumni based startups. Source pitches from Miami's startup ecosystem. Created marketing campaign that built brand awareness and reached a broader audience.
May 2017 - Present
Marketing and Communications Intern at Cincy Women in Tech
Cincy Women in Tech (CWIT) is a Cincinnati-based networking group dedicated to building the next generation of women business & technology leaders. I have been fortunate enough to serve as their Marketing and Communications point person since January 2017. Conducted research surrounding female specific funding sources. Created a user-friendly and proactive tool for female founders seeking funding. (See Publications) Construct monthly email blasts for members. Coordinate quarterly networking events.
January 2017 - Present
Co-Founder of CleatGuard at CleatGuard LLC
CleatGuard is a product-based startup that derived from the Incubator EDU Program at Barrington High School in 2015. Our product is a low-profile guard that protects the bottom of athlete's cleats. CleatGuard defeats every inconvenience that cleats bring off the field by offering a fully functional alternative to taking off your shoes. Our goal is to save athletes the time, money and hassle of cleat-wearing off the field. Awarded pre-seed funding of nearly $30,000. Champion customer research and segmentation analysis. Collaborate with product developers and refiners from ideation to conception. Work with patent attorneys to create a patent application and receive patent pending status.
May 2015 - Present
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