The application period for Fall 2023 Cohort 7 has ended.
Check back here June 2024 for more information on the next cohort.

Interested in applying to LaunchAPEX?

We're looking to partner with current small business owners (brick and mortar & home businesses) who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources and training that LaunchAPEX provides. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.

Who's eligible

  • Must be a resident or have a business in Apex

  • Must have the ability to supply product(s) or service(s) that can generate profit

  • Non-Profits and franchises are not eligible

  • Must have opened a business or prove serious efforts of opening one

  • Demonstrate need for business resources

  • Must apply and be interviewed by selection committee

If Accepted into the Program

  • Attend business training once a week for 10 consecutive weeks

  • Submit homework on a weekly basis

  • Demonstrate a desire to grow as an entrepreneur or small business and fully utilize the resources of the program

  • Willingness to meet and/or communicate regularly with assigned business mentor


Please contact Barbara Belicic at 919-372-7358 ext. 1020 or by email.