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Entrepreneurs Wanted!

Offering Access to Capital and Community Support

Business Training  |  Access to Capital |  Mentors  |  Networking

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Business Training

Earn an Entrepreneurship Academy Certificate

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Access to Capital

Entrepreneurs may receive up to a $5,000 grant

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Mentors

An assigned mentor from the business community

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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 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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Timelines

  • Description

  • Applications Due

  • Mandatory Welcome Session

  • Training/Counseling/Networking/Mentoring

  • Pitch Competition

  • Launch Award Ceremony

  • Date

  • August 19, 2022

  • August 23, 2022

  • Sept - Nov 2022

  • December 6, 2022

  • December 8, 2022

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.