Entrepreneurs Wanted

Offering Access to Capital and Community Support

Business Training ● Micro-loans ● Mentors ● Networking

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Business Training

8 classes of 3 hours each
Microloan application


$500-$2,500 each


An assigned mentor from the business community
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Network with other entrepreneurs and business owners

Interested? Learn If you Qualify for LaunchRaleigh

Our Mission

We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in under-resourced communities in Southeast Raleigh, by providing access to business loans, business development services, and networking opportunities.


Please apply  for our next class beginning Fall 2018.  

Wake Forest Rotary Club

Crabtree Rotary Club

West Raleigh Rotary Club

The Rotary Foundation

Rotary District 7710

Who is LaunchRALEIGH?

Created by the North Raleigh Rotary Club, LaunchRALEIGH strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.

Our program is modeled after LaunchDETROIT, a successful community building program created in 2013 by Rotary leaders in Detroit.

Who is Rotary?

We are a community service and global humanitarian organization located in over 200 countries.  Since 1905 Rotarians have attracted business leaders, leaders of non-profits and service focused volunteers. We do projects in our community and around the world and exchange ideas on how we can make an impact.

Who is North Raleigh Rotary and Rotary District 7710?

Our club is made up of 60 men and women who join together to serve our community and have fun. We often work in conjunction with 46 other local clubs across 10 counties forming Rotary District 7710. Across the world there are 1.2 million friends and neighbors who proudly call themselves Rotarians.

Who is Passage Home?

We serve people stuck in the vicious cycle of poverty by connecting families and neighborhoods to resources and opportunities. For over 25 years we have been developing anti-poverty strategies in Wake County. Whether we’re helping a struggling family with affordable housing or an addict with recovery, our approach is the same. We meet people where they are and provide them with the resources necessary to gain economic sustainability.

A Raleigh Initiative

Our network of local partners in Raleigh provides a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.

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A special thanks to John Parker and Steve Monti for their roles advising this project.


Learn More At Our Upcoming Information Sessions

Information Sessions

July 23- 6PM

Wake Chapel Church, 3805 Tarheel Club Rd.

July 25- 6PM

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, 444 S. Blount St. Suite 115-B

July 31- 6PM

HQ Raleigh, 310 S. Harrington St.

Aug 2nd- 6PM

Passage Home, 513 Branch St.

Fall Schedule


Ready to Join the next LaunchRALEIGH Class?

We're looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchRALEIGH provides. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.

Interested in being a mentor?

Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity with LaunchRALEIGH.

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About Us

LaunchRALEIGH strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.



  Raleigh, NC