What is LAUNCH?

As our country reinvents itself, new businesses are being born every day and support structures are key to the viability of these businesses. LAUNCH offers business training, support, and affordable resources to entrepreneurs who are underrepresented in our city, empowering them to create sustainable, successful businesses allowing their families and communities to thrive.







6 YEARS

182 BUSINESSES SUPPORTED

227 JOBS CREATED




Programs & Services

Find out about our programs and services. From High School Entrepreneurship to Business Entrepreneurship.

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Take Action

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Entrepreneur Spotlight



Felicia Jackson

“My LAUNCH class started out as several strangers talking about their dreams and goals as future business owners. In the end, we became each other's’ cheerleaders, friends and family. Although I’ve finished class, I still refer to my course manual and talk to the people at LAUNCH. When you graduate from the 10-week course it doesn’t end there. LAUNCH continues to help you along your journey.”



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Yanetta Bowman

“Even though I had already started my business before enrolling in the Business Entrepreneurship Academy, LAUNCH played, and continues to play, a fundamental part of how I am managing my business.”



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Pat Rowe

"LAUNCH played a huge role in making my business what it is today. From the hands on teaching to the guest speakers, it has showed me the in's and out's of running a business. There has never been a question that went unanswered. The relationships and bridges that have been formed are priceless!"



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