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