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The application process for the Spring 2024 cohort is open until 5:00 pm EST on December 31, 2023.


LaunchKNIGHTDALE is open to 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.



  • Must own or plan to start a business in Knightdale

  • Ability to supply product or service that can generate profit

  • Be interviewed by selection committee

  • Complete business training once a week for 10 weeks (in person, pending COVID-19 protocol)

  • Develop business plan and budget

  • Willingness to meet and/or communicate regularly with assigned business mentor

  • Ability to repay third-party micro-loans (if approved), per the loan agreement.

  • Current Rotarians are ineligible for LaunchKNIGHTDALE funding

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