Business Accelerator Program

Our 22-week program occurs twice a year - January to June and July to December.  This program is designed to increase the growth of high-impact start-up and early stage ventures. We are looking for entrepreneurs who are committed to building early stage businesses into self-sustaining enterprises.


$400/night Sun – Thu
$550/night Fri – Sat

$250/night Sun – Thu
$325/night Fri – Sat


Each company is matched with one of our Entrepreneurs In Residence (EIRs).  These entrepreneurial experts have been involved as founders and leaders of multiple start-ups over the course of their careers.  They utilize that experience to help provide general guidance and connect teams with resources.

Office Space and Amenities

  • Convenient location in Downtown Chapel Hill
  • Flexible working space
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 conference rooms
  • All-you-can-drink coffee


Tech Resources

Launch has two partnerships: 

  • Google:  Launch companies are invited to join Google’s Cloud Startup Program.  This includes $20,000 in Cloud and Firebase credit, access to Google engineers for office hours, and invitations to exclusive local events.
  • Amazon:Launch companies have access to AWS Activate - a program  with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS. This includes $7,500 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years, 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $5,000), and 80 credits for ($80 value)


Learning Opportunities

We host scheduled lunch-n-learns and workshops with experts in various fields such as marketing, legal, and accounting. Companies will also have access to utilize these resources at a preferential or pro bono rate.


Companies will have ample opportunity to expand their network by creating relationships with other companies, visiting executives, and Launch affiliates that last well beyond the program.