Launch Chapel Hill is an award-winning company created to help expand business ventures and stimulate economic growth within Chapel Hill and Orange County.
The business venture began in 2013, and is a partnership between the town of Chapel Hill, Orange County and UNC. Launch has helped over 70 businesses within the past four years.
Launch Events and Facilities Manager Stefano Rivera said the goal of the company is to provide the tools needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate the growth of start-ups.
“We aim to help build the Chapel Hill ecosystem and to help bring jobs and exciting companies to Orange County,” Rivera said. “These have been our goals since our doors opened.”
The company opened a new location in July that will allow them to take on more teams in their programs, and also lease office space to startups interested in joining the Launch family, which includes UConnection, Seal The Seasons, Quantworks, Academic Benchmarking Consortium and Impulsonic.