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Thank you for your interest.   The application deadline for the 2022 session of LaunchWENDELL has passed. Applications for the 2023 session will be accepted in fall 2022. Please check back in late summer/early fall for application information!

Who's Eligible

LaunchWENDELL is open to current 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