Entrepreneurs Wanted

Offering Access to Capital and Community Support

Business Training ● Micro-loans ● Mentors ● Networking

Businessmen interacting at meeting in office

Business Training

10 classes of 3 hours each

Microloan application


Support finding and applying for capital



An assigned mentor from the business community
Businessmen having conversation in office


Opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs and business owners

Interested? Learn If you Qualify for LaunchKNIGHTDALE

Our Mission

We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in Knightdale by providing business development services, operating principles, tools and techniques, networking opportunities, mentoring support, and assistance finding capital.


We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2024 cohort.  

Town of Knightdale

The Rotary Club of Knightdale

Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

Created by the Town of Knightdale, Rotary Club of Knightdale, Wake Technical Community College and the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, LaunchKNIGHTDALE strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.

Our program is modeled after LaunchRALEIGH, a successful community building program created in 2016 by Rotary leaders in Raleigh.

The Town of Knightdale is located seven miles from downtown Raleigh in eastern Wake County, North Carolina, and serves approximately 20,000 residents. The Town has been recognized as a “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Research Triangle region. Visit knightdalenc.gov for more information.

Knightdale Rotary is a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Clayton, formed in October 2018. Rotary International is a community service and global humanitarian organization located in over 200 countries.  Since 1905 Rotarians have attracted business leaders, leaders of non-profits and service focused volunteers. Knightdale Rotarians focus on projects in the Knightdale community and around the world and exchange ideas on how we can make an impact.

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization committed to promoting profitable commerce through advocacy, business engagement, and community advancement.

A Knightdale Initiative

Our network of local partners in Knightdale provides a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.

launchKNIGHTDALE Dates and Details

Information Sessions:

November 14, The Life Enrichment Center (3805 Tarheel Club Road, Raleigh) [Register Here]

November 28 (Virtual via Zoom) [Register Here]

December 5, The Life Enrichment Center (3805 Tarheel Club Road, Raleigh) [Register Here]

December 19 (Virtual via Zoom) [Register Here]

All sessions will be from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Spring Schedule

    Orientation: February 8

    Classes: February 1 - April 11, 2024

    Sessions are held on Thursdays from 6-9 pm at the Life Enrichment Center

Application Period is now OPEN


Training is free of charge to participants.

Training is required for any potential grant funding.

Meals will be provided for each class session.

All classes will be in person, pending local and state COVID protocol.

Ready to Join the next LaunchKNIGHTDALE Class?

We're looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchKNIGHTDALE provides. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.

Interested in being a mentor?

Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity with LaunchKNIGHTDALE.

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About Us

LaunchKNIGHTDALE strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.