Thank you for your interest!   Applications for the 2024 LaunchWendell Cohort are open and will be accepted through January 2024.

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