Entrepreneurs Wanted!

Offering Access to Capital and Community Support Apply Now

Business Training  |  Access to Capital |  Mentors  |  Networking

Launch Goldsboro provides business training

Business Training

Earn an Entrepreneurship Academy Certificate

LaunchGOLDSBORO Cover Photo

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

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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 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.
LaunchGoldsboro Partner Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc
LaunchGoldsboro Partner Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc


  • 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
  • Application Deadline

  • February 18, 2022

  • 8 AM

  • Applicants 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