Interested in applying to LaunchAPEX?

Who's Eligible

LaunchAPEX is open to current small business owners and entrepreneurs with a great new business concept who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources and mentoring.

Hear from the Inaugural LaunchAPEX Class about their experience in the class


  • Must live in or have a business in Apex (the corporate limits or ETJ)

  • Have an idea, product, or service that can generate profit, is independently owned and operated, and not part of a franchise.

  • Demonstrate need for financial and business resources

  • Be interviewed by selection committee

  • Attend business training once a week for 10 consecutive weeks

  • Ability and desire to develop a business plan and budget

  • Willing to meet and/or communicate regularly with a business mentor

  • Ability to repay micro-loan, in regular installments, within 12 months of receipt of loan

  • Earn a household income of $75,000 or less (preferred, not mandatory)

  • Current Rotarians are ineligible for the LaunchAPEX program

LaunchAPEX Applications are closed for the Fall 2019 Cohort

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About Us

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



  Apex, NC

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