The LAUNCH Memphis program, run by Advance Memphis, has a few elements. The primary piece of the program is to educate and support aspiring entrepreneurs in the 38126 zip code in South Memphis, which is a neighborhood marred by a historical lack of resources and access to opportunity. Twice a year, Advance Memphis runs a LAUNCH Class, in which we go through the Co.Starters urban curriculum with people who have a business idea that they want to put into action. We provide long-term wraparound support to graduates of the LAUNCH Class, in the form of mentorship, volunteer service providers, educational opportunities, etc. We also run the LAUNCH Intensive, which is a business incubator program, twice a year. One graduate is selected for each session of the LAUNCH Intensive to receive a small capital grant, and access to more focused mentorship and consulting services.
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