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Launch Your Business (101 Series) Starts January 24th

Grow Your Business (Growth Series) Starts March 7th


The The Launch LAB 101 Series is for you! Entrepreneurs ready to start a business will receive, free of charge, expert counsel and advice on starting your business. From defining your customer to knowing how to file your taxes, The Launch LAB 101 Series provides you with the tools and knowledge to launch your business. Five-week commitment and a willingness to take that first step required!


Grow your company?

Then the Launch LAB Growth Series is for you! As an existing business that wants to take those next steps to expand, Launch LAB Growth Series will provide the skills and understanding to help you increase sales, expand your market, and reach your customer. Digital marketing, funding and sales plans, as well as leadership and presentation skills are only a few of the benefits provided. Ten-week commitment and a desire to grow required!


Through the generous funding from the City of Greensboro and support our community partners, the Triad Startup Lab programs are provided free of charge to all entrepreneur participants. 

Working out of the co//ab space downtown, we provide a platform for inspiration, collaboration, education and support.

Each series is designed to meet the needs of each participant head-on.

  • 101 Series (January 24 – February 28)

This begins with intensive small group meeting discussions and assessments. Industry experts will provide startups with hands-on practical application tools and assistance including business, legal, financial and technical advice and resources. Meetings will be weekly, guiding participants through each critical milestone. At the end of this series, entrepreneurs will have a legal entity that is ready to launch with an understanding of their marketing, legal and financial requirements and customer.


  • Growth Series (March 7 – May 16)

The Growth Series weekly meetings will establish agreed upon goals and objectives through a needs-based assessment. This session will dive into a valuable marketing segmentation that will include digital marketing, presentation skills, sales and funding. During the final week, entrepreneurs reconvene for review and evaluation of their progress toward their milestones and have the opportunity to pitch to the community and potential investors. Upon completion of the growth series, companies will have a deep understanding of their market, know how to reach that market with developed plans, understand their sales cycle and how to pitch funders and other significant stakeholders. They are ready to meet future growth challenges!

2017 Sessions

Triad Startup Lab runs two sessions of acceleration programming each year. For the 2017 Winter/Spring sessions, we revamped the programming to include two series. In five weeks you will launch your business in the 101 Series. And then in ten weeks companies who participate will develop plans to grow their business in the Growth Series.


101 Series – January 24 – Feb 28 – application deadline: January 3rd  

Growth Series – March 7 – May 16 – application deadline: February 20th



  1. Interested participants can APPLY. There is no cost to apply or participate.
  2. Eligible entrepreneurs/founders/teams must be:
    1. Based in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina
    2. Fully dedicated and committed to their idea/company/venture
    3. Able and available to participate in person (Tuesday evenings) for all sessions
    4. Eager for feedback and learnings, coachable and committed to helping their peers in their cohort
  3. By applying, you agree to the following:
    1. Engage > attend weekly meetings, participate in monthly Idea SLAM! events and other regional entrepreneur programs
    2. Apply > work to launch, grow and fund your business
    3. Communicate > blog about your experience, share your learnings and participate in future entrepreneur programs


All applications will be reviewed by Launch Lab management, board members and mentors prior to acceptance into the program. We anticipate selecting 10 -12 entrepreneurs for the 101 Series and 8 – 10 companies for the Growth Series. We will contact each company post application process with questions, feedback and more details. 


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So… entrepreneurs who have a great idea and who are ready to launch and grow their companies, come join other like-minded entrepreneurs, improve your success rate, and take that next step.