The LaunchWakeCounty program aims to support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in under-resourced communities in the county. Towns across Wake County collaborate with Wake Tech to offer a LaunchWakeCounty program for established or aspiring entrepreneurs in their communities. By nurturing homegrown, Main Street businesses, we hope to strengthen the small-business ecosystem across the region.

Participants in these no-fee programs are selected based on a competitive application and review process.  

Each program includes the following elements:

  • A 10-week training class that meets once a week for three hours.
  • Hands-on mentoring
  • Peer and community networking
  • Assistance locating non-traditional sources of capital

If you are interested in applying for a LaunchWakeCounty program but do not see your town listed, contact the Wake Tech Small Business Center at [email protected].