LAUNCH gives high-potential founders and ventures the tools they need to be successful in Chapel Hill.
LCH is a cooperative effort between UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, Orange County, the Downtown Partnership, and private support. Initial funding for Launch Chapel Hill is provided in part by the Becker family in loving memory of their sweet daughter Cara Gwen Becker.
What We Offer:
Best in class mentorship
Participants will receive access to an exclusive network of experienced and successful mentors from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the UNC Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Chapel Hill business community.
Guest Speakers, street-smart workshops, and events
Guests from all over the Triangle will stop by regularly to give seminars on topics pertinent to our founders.
Access to the bricks and sticks needed to get work done
Below-market rent at a prime location in Chapel Hill, complete with parking and a professional conference room. All-you-can-drink coffee provided gratis.
Connections to business resources and investment capital
LAUNCH participants are able to leverage our professional network to gain access to legal, accounting, and IT assistance. A semester-ending Demo Day gives our companies a platform to present their work to potential investors.
A vibrant community of thinkers working to solve challenging problems
Our companies are working to reinvent part-time work for college students, end women's poverty in Ghana, and change the way travel destinations are discovered and booked online.
LAUNCH takes no equity. All we ask is that you come ready to work to grow both your own venture and the Chapel Hill startup community.