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Thank you for your interest.   Applications for the 2023 LAUNCHWendell Class are now closed. Mentor applications are still being accepted, and the application for the 2024 class will be available in late 2023.

Who's Eligible

LaunchWENDELL is open to current and prospective small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchWENDELL provides. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.


  • Must live, work or prove a direct impact locally

  • Ability to supply product or service that can generate profit

  • Demonstrate need for financial and business resources

  • Be interviewed by selection committee

  • Complete business training once a week for 10 weeks

  • Develop business plan and budget

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