Launch Chapel Hill is a good example of how a major university and various public entities can come together to support entrepreneurs in the region.
Created in 2013 through a partnership between the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County, the organization’s mission is to help high-impact startups and early-stage ventures fulfill their potential, hit the market and contribute to North Carolina’s economy through revenue and job creation.
Since opening, Launch Chapel Hill has supported 153 companies that have generated nearly $69 million in revenue and raised $38.4 million in total funding. Its ventures employ 802 people, including 684 in North Carolina and 435 in Orange County.
Learn more about its work here.