Entrepreneurs Wanted

Offering Access to Capital and Community Support

Business Training ● Micro-loans ● Mentors ● Networking

Businessmen interacting at meeting in office

Business Training

8 classes of 3 hours each
Microloan application


Access to capital


An assigned mentor from the business community
Businessmen having conversation in office


Network with other entrepreneurs and business owners

Interested? Learn If you Qualify for LaunchKNIGHTDALE

Our Mission

We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in Knightdale, by providing access to business loans, business development services, and networking opportunities.


We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort in March 2020.  Please check back in the Spring.  

Town of Knightdale

The Rotary Club of Knightdale

Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

Who is LaunchKNIGHTDALE?

Created by the Town of Knightdale, Rotary Club of Knightdale, Wake Technical Community College and the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce, LaunchKNIGHTDALE strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.

Our program is modeled after LaunchRALEIGH, a successful community building program created in 2015 by Rotary leaders in Raleigh.

Who is Rotary?

Knightdale Rotary is a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Clayton, formed in October 2018. Rotary International is a community service and global humanitarian organization located in over 200 countries.  Since 1905 Rotarians have attracted business leaders, leaders of non-profits and service focused volunteers. Knightdale Rotarians focus on projects in the Knightdale community and around the world and exchange ideas on how we can make an impact.

A Knightdale Initiative

Our network of local partners in Knightdale provides a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.

Learn More At One of Our Information Sessions

Completed 2019
Information Sessions

May 1, 2019 Knightdale Chamber of Commerce & Rotary Club Meeting

7:00-8:00 AM

May 14, 2019 Knightdale Town Hall

6:30-7:30 PM

June 11, 2019 WEbinar

12:00-1:00 PM

July 10, 2019 Elevation Baptist Church/Knightdale


Fall Schedule Classes In Progress

July -August - Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

Selection Interviews

September - November - Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

Classes - 6:00-9:00 PM

Ready to Join the next LaunchKNIGHTDALE Class?

We're looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchKNIGHTDALE provides. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.

Interested in being a mentor?

Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity with LaunchKNIGHTDALE.

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About Us

LaunchKNIGHTDALE strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.