Apply Now

Thank you for your interest in LaunchRALEIGH. We encourage you to apply now for our Fall class with interviews to begin in August.  All applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We will contact you directly from your application when we start planning interviews for the next class! In the meantime, you will be added to our distribution list so that you can begin to participate in networking events and receive other useful information.

Who's Eligible

LaunchRALEIGH is open to 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.


  • Must live, work or prove a direct impact in Southeast Raleigh

  • Ability to supply product or service that can generate profit

  • Demonstrate need for financial and business resources

  • Be interviewed by selection committee

  • Complete business training once a week for 10 weeks

  • Develop business plan and budget

  • Willingness to meet and/or communicate regularly with assigned business mentor

  • Ability to repay micro-loan, in regular installments, within 12-18 months of receipt of loan

LaunchRALEIGH Application