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The application process for the Spring 2025 cohort is anticipated to open in the fall of 2024. Please check back at that time.


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

LaunchKnightdale Application