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Mark Friedman Joins The Launch Place as Portfolio Manager

October 28, 2019

The Launch Place (TLP) is pleased to announce that Mark Friedman has joined the organization to serve as its Portfolio Manager. The Portfolio Manager is primarily responsible for monitoring the performance of TLP’s Pre-Seed and Seed Fund portfolio companies.


Entrepreneur Ecosystem Coordinator Job Opening - Apply Today!

October 10, 2019

The Dan River Region (DRR) Entrepreneur Ecosystem, under the leadership of The Launch Place (fiscal agent) and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, is looking for a competent and capable individual who will focus on the mission-related activities and critical relationships that create a healthy, effective and robust ecosystem.

Deadline to Apply Extended: December 1, 2019


Local Ecosystem Awarded Entrepreneurship Grant

September 26, 2019

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, the River District Association, Danville Community College and Longwood Small Business Development Center, with infrastructure support from The Launch Place, today announce that a grant has been awarded by Danville Regional Foundation to enhance the local entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Dan River Region (DRR). The entrepreneurial ecosystem is designed to help any business – no matter their size – find help to grow, sustain and enhance their business within the DRR community.


Big Launch Challenge 2019 Winners

September 12, 2019

The Launch Place received 129 applications for its 6th Annual Big Launch Challenge Pitch Competition from various start-up companies located in the US and abroad. The top 10 competitors took the stage and presented their innovative business ideas in the Research Triangle Park, NC today.


Competitors selected for the 2019 Big Launch Challenge

September 3, 2019

The Launch Place is pleased to announce the top 10 finalists who will be pitching their businesses on stage at the sixth annual Big Launch Challenge held on September 11th in the Research Triangle Park. This competition provides startups with valuable business networking and investment opportunities where two will walk away with checks totaling $20,000.