Please apply now for our next class beginning in March 2019.  

LaunchWakeForest is open to current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchWakeForest provides. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.



  • Must live in Wake Forest area

  • Ability to supply product or service that can generate profit

  • Demonstrate need for financial and business resources

  • Be interviewed by selection committee

  • Complete in person business training once a week for 9 weeks

  • Develop business plan and budget

  • Willingness to meet and/or communicate regularly with assigned business mentor

  • If applicable, the ability to repay micro-loan, in regular installments, within 12 months of receipt of loan

  • Current Rotarians are ineligible for LaunchWakeForest funding

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About Us

LaunchWakeForest strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.



  PO BOX 1126
Wake Forest, NC 27588