The Launch Place energizes and diversifies our regional economy through entrepreneurship development and business consulting services.
The Launch Place, a nonprofit organization that provides consulting services and investment and subsidy opportunities for startups in Danville, Va., is partnering with a Research Triangle Park- based technology incubator, First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), to attract FFVC resident companies to The Launch Place Seed Fund as they look to become viable and competitive.
According to The Launch Place’s President & CEO Eva Doss, this seed fund can be first money for companies seeking angel and other equity-based investors and can serve as an accelerator for companies needing more limited capital to launch. “We have the flexibility to structure deals as debt, convertible debt or equity,” she said.
Game Changers Challenge is an opportunity for one entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team to qualify for a $25,000 “Running Start” loan plus a package of free startup assistance services. Solid runners-up may also qualify for free startup assistance.
Senior Advisor of our Seed Fund, Greg Feldmann, is making two presentations on November 10, one in Roanoke and the other in Blacksburg, on how to attract angel or venture capital backing.