Launch Chapel Hill Accelerator

Launch Chapel Hill is an international award-winning startup accelerator and co-working space located in downtown Chapel Hill.

Ranked among the top five business accelerators in North America, Launch is a partnership between the Town of Chapel Hill, Orange County, and UNC.

Twice each year, Launch accepts a cohort of 8-12 early-stage commercial or social ventures. These ventures receive the support, tools and knowledge needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time, and expand growth.

The accelerator provides programming, mentorship and office space for early-stage, high-potential entrepreneurs ready to scale their business. Programs include workshops tailored to each stage of venture development.  Each venture is matched with an entrepreneur-in-residence who provides mentorship and real-world advice.

Launch’s modern, flexible workspace facilitates collaboration and provides support for early-stage ventures.

UNC students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members with high-potential venture ideas are welcome to apply.

“Launch Chapel Hill has become an X factor in terms of helping innovators and entrepreneurs at Carolina and in the local community go from business concept to breakthrough company.”

Judith Cone, UNC Vice
Chancellor of Innovation

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