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Business Training | Access to Capital | Mentors | Networking
Earn an Entrepreneurship Academy Certificate
Access to Capital
Entrepreneurs may receive up to a $5,000 grant
An assigned mentor from the business community
Network with other entrepreneurs and business owners
Interested? Learn If You Qualify
We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in Wayne County, by providing access to capital, business development services, and networking opportunities.Please apply for our next class.
LaunchGOLDSBORO is part of the LaunchMyCity family of programs, modeled after LaunchDETROIT and LaunchRALEIGH. We strive to develop successful local entrepreneurs by expanding access to comprehensive business training, and financial and business resources.
Our network of local partners provides a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.
- Applications-due by 8am February 18, 2022
- Phase I-Entrepreneurship Academy Feb 28 – Mar 29
- Mentorship-March 21
- Phase II-Ice House Entrepreneur Program April 1-May5
- Pitch Showcase-Date in May TBD
February 18, 2022
8 AMApplicants must attend meetings. Meetings will include seminars through the Small Business Center offered at Wayne Community College, the Ice House Program, and mentoring sessions. To be eligible for possible funding LAUNCH participants must attend all required seminars, group meetings, and mentoring sessions. If selected, are you able to attend the seminars, group meetings, and mentoring sessions.
Entrepreneurship Academy Schedule
All seminars will be offered from 6PM-8PM virtually with an in-person option for Launch Participants.
Feb 28-Choosing the Right Legal Structure
Mar 1-Will my Business Idea Work
Mar 8-Small Business Marketing
Mar 15-Introduction to Business Operations and Logistics
Mar 22-Understanding the Numbers that Make my Business Work
Mar 29-Developing a Strong Business Plan
Wayne Community College Building & Room – Walnut 101
Ready to Join?
We are looking to partner with entrepreneurs with new business ideas and current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchGOLDSBORO provides. Apply Now
Become 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. Apply to Mentor