Entrepreneurs Wanted

Offering Access to Capital and Community Support

Business Training ● Micro-loans ● Mentors ● Networking

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Business Training

8 classes of 3 hours each
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Micro-loans

Up to $10,000 each
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Mentors

An assigned mentor from the business community
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Networking

Network with other entrepreneurs and business owners

Interested? Learn If you Qualify for LaunchROLESVILLE

Our Mission

We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Rolesville area, by providing access to business loans, business development services, mentors and networking opportunities.

 

Please apply now for our next class beginning in September 2018.  

Wake Forest Rotary Club

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce

Town of Rolesville

The Rotary Foundation

Rotary District 7710

Who is LaunchROLESVILLE?

Created by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, WakeTech, Rolesville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Rolesville, LaunchROLESVILLE strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.

Our program is modeled after LaunchRALEIGH & LaunchWakeForest, a successful community building program created in 2015 by Rotary leaders in Raleigh.

Who is Rotary?

We are 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. We do projects in our community and around the world and exchange ideas on how we can make an impact.

Who is Wake Forest Rotary and Rotary District 7710?

Our club is made up of 45 men and women who join together to serve our community and have fun. We often work in conjunction with 46 other local clubs across 10 counties forming Rotary District 7710. Across the world, there are 1.2 million friends and neighbors who proudly call themselves Rotarians.

What is KIVA?

Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. More than 2.5 million people have raised over $1 billion on Kiva. At Kiva, we believe in character over credit and the power of community-based lending. Because of these beliefs, we provide funding opportunities for entrepreneurs where conventional lenders won’t.

Do I qualify for a Kiva loan?

Unlike traditional bank loans, Kiva loans don’t require a minimum credit score, years of cash flow documents or collateral. But you do need to meet the following minimum criteria in order to be considered:

  • You and your business must be based in the United States.
  • You must be over 18 years old.
  • You must be using the loan for business purposes.
  • Attend LAUNCHWAKEFOREST business classes
  • Receive recommendation from LAUNCHWAKEFOREST Mentor
  • Your business must not be engaged in any of the following activities: multi-level marketing / direct sales; illegal activities (e.g. gambling, scams); or pure financial investing (e.g. stocks)
  • You cannot currently be in foreclosure, bankruptcy, or under any liens.
  • You must be willing to demonstrate your social capital by having a small number of your friends and family make a loan to you.

A Rolesville Initiative

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

 

Learn More At One of Our Information Sessions

2018
Information Sessions

July 19

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at New Bethel Baptist Church
605 E Young St, Rolesville, NC 27571

July 20

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at Rolesville Chamber of Commerce
200 E Young St, Rolesville, NC 27571

July 24

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Village Church Rolesville
410 Southtown Cir, Rolesville, NC 27571

July 27

8:30 am - 9:30 am at Rolesville Chamber of Commerce
200 E Young St, Rolesville, NC 27571

2018
Fall Schedule

July

Accepting Applications

August

Closing Application Period on August 10th, 2018
Selection Interviews
Aug 13-24, 2018 - Rolesville Chamber of Commerce - 200 E Young St, Rolesville, NC 27571

September/October

Thursday evening classes begin from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November

LaunchROLESVILLE Class of 2018 Graduation - November 15th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Town of Rolesville Community Center - 514 Southtown Cir, Rolesville, NC 27571

Ready to Join the next LaunchROLESVILLE Class?

We're looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchROLESVILLE 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 LaunchROLESVILLE.

Questions?  Get in touch

About Us

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

Contact

LaunchROLESVILLE

  PO BOX 518
Rolesville, NC 27571

  launchrolesville@gmail.com