Entrepreneurs Wanted!

Offering Access to Capital and Community Support

Business Training  |  Access to Capital |  Mentors  |  Networking

Launch Goldsboro provides business training

Business Training

Earn an Entrepreneurship Academy Certificate

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Access to Capital

Entrepreneurs may receive up to a $5,000 grant

LaunchGOLDSBORO Mentors


An assigned mentor from the business community

Launch Goldsboro Networking


Network with other entrepreneurs and business owners

Interested? Learn If You Qualify

Our Mission

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.

Our Mission

Our Story

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 Partners

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

LaunchGOLDSBORO Partner City of Goldsboro
LaunchGOLDSBORO partner Wayne County Development Alliance
Wayne CC
LaunchGoldsboro Partner Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation
LaunchGOLDSBORO Partner Wayne UNC Health Care
LaunchGoldsboro Partner Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
LaunchGoldsboro Partner Wayne County
LaunchGoldsboro Partner North Carolina Wayne County Public Library
LaunchGoldsboro Partner University of Mount Olive
LaunchGoldsboro Partner ECU Miller School of Entreprenurship
LaunchGoldsboro Partner Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc.
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Learn More At Our Upcoming Information Sessions

  • Information Sessions

  • Phase I-Entrepreneurship Academy Feb 28-Mar 29

  • Mentorship-March 21

  • Phase II-Ice House Entrepreneur Program April 1-May 5

  • Pitch Showcase-Date in May TBD

  • Application Deadline

  • February 18, 2022

  • 8 AM

  • Interviews


Entrepreneurship Academy Schedule

Learn More At Our Upcoming Academy Sessions

  • Academy Schedule

  • 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


6pm - 8 pm


All seminars will be offered virtually with an in-person option for Launch Participants

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.

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.