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Grow Your Business in GSO

Launch Greensboro accelerates growth for local entrepreneurs through education, mentoring and access to capital.

Entrepreneurship Programs

Explore our programs, held at TransformGSO, and then let our team tailor a recommendation based on your business goals and objectives.

LaunchLab 101 & Growth

LaunchLab offers two paths designed to help you launch or grow your business based on where you are in the entrepreneurial process. Launch Lab 101 is a 5-week incubator to get new ideas to launch.

LaunchLab Growth is a 14-week program offering a dedicated mentor to help achieve growth objectives like customer definition, financial projections, and pitch decks for customers and investors, to name a few.


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LaunchCamp

Level up your company with a hands-on weekend intensive that equips you with the tools and resources needed to start and build every part of your business. Offered seasonally, LaunchCamp enriches the entrepreneurial experience in the Triad for hundreds of successful start-ups each year.


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A Look Inside Our Impact

See how we’re supporting entrepreneurs and our community.

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Launch Greensboro served 372 entrepreneurs in 2020, even amid pandemic obstacles

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Minority participants made up almost three-quarters of the entrepreneurs who took part in our programs in 2020

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We’ve reached thousands of community members through our programs and initiatives

Upcoming Events

Entrepreneurship Initiatives

Build a business strategy that works for you using our expertise, community and resources.

Capital Connects

Our signature pitch event puts entrepreneurs and startups in front of investors and mentors, ready to provide the capital and funding needed to grow.

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First Launch Capital Fund

A seed-stage venture fund that drives economic development and job creation to sustain a more robust start-up community.

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Triad Navigator

Build your network and get to know Greensboro and the surrounding areas with our entrepreneur’s guide to connection, support and events in the Triad.

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Mentorship

Share your experience and support the next generation of startups in Greensboro and the Triad area through mentoring. Advise and coach early-stage entrepreneurs to increase their connections, expand their thinking and support their growth.

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Sustain

What comes after LaunchLab Growth? An invitation to our vibrant community of alumni entrepreneurs, advisors and experts. LaunchLab Sustain supports LaunchLab Growth alums with connections, mentorship and education offerings like Sales and Operations training, specialized Launch ‘n’ Learns, and Strategy Scrubs to help them grow their revenue and employee base.

Strategy Scrubs

As a Sustain member, you get a 60-minute strategy session with a team of seasoned advisors and experts who will help you polish and perfect your company’s pitch so you’ll be ready for any opportunity that comes your way.

Meet our Alumni

“Having this community hasn’t just grown my business, but actually grew me as a person. Any entrepreneur would be doing themselves a service to try to build their business in Greensboro.”

— Falon Thomas, Founder & CEO, Onyx Ocean Technologies


Meet our Alumni

Circle of Champions

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Kelly Office Solutions

Staunton Capital, Inc.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Ralph Lauren

We know and grow Greensboro.