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LaunchWakeCounty

Community-Based Economic Development

The following seven Wake County towns collaborate with Wake Tech to offer a LaunchWakeCounty program for established or aspiring entrepreneurs in their communities.

Participants in this no-fee programs are selected based on a competitive application and review process.  Since January 2017, 407 Wake County entrepreneurs have graduated from this program.

Each program includes the following elements:

  • A 10-week training class that meets once a week for three hours.
  • As assigned mentor for six months (optional)
  • Networking and community.
  • Assistance locating non-traditional sources of capital

If you are interested in applying for a LaunchWakeCounty program but do not see your town below, just contact us.

LaunchAPEX LaunchCARY LaunchRALEIGH
LaunchHOLLYSPRINGS LaunchKNIGHTDALE LaunchGARNER
LaunchROLESVILLE LaunchWAKEFOREST LaunchWENDELL

SCORECARD

LaunchWakeCounty by the Numbers
484 Total Graduates as of Fall 2021
  • Apex - 66
  • Cary - 48
  • Holly Springs - 90
  • Knightdale - 49
  • Raleigh - 106
  • Wake Forest - 65
  • Rolesville - 47
  • Garner - 13