Business Accelerators

Help getting your business off the ground

Bunker Labs
Bunker Labs – a 501(c)(3) non-profit – is a national network of veteran entrepreneurs dedicated to helping new veteran entrepreneurs start their own business.

LaunchRALEIGH strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources. Its network of local partners in Raleigh provides a broad network of support and resources for entrepreneurs.

NC State Acceleration Fund
The NC State Acceleration Fund is designed to accelerate economic development by increasing the propensity of new ventures to survive and grow through equity-free grants. Acceleration grants provide up to $50,000 and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who complete the Andrews Launch Accelerator.

RIoT Labs
RIoT Labs is a hardware, wireless and software prototyping lab with all the tools for full-stack IoT prototyping. In addition, RIoT Labs also connects entrepreneurs to our industry, government and university network through regular Lunch and Learns, Educational programming and co-located office space. In addition to their lab, RIoT also has an accelerator program.

The Startup Factory
Triangle Startup Factory runs an intensive, three month program customized for early stage startup companies. Startups receive $50,000 in seed capital, hands-on mentorship, and access to their network of active angels, veteran startup founders, and experienced technology experts. Throughout the program, mentors help you develop and refine your product, launch it to your target customer segments, and test your delivery and business models. All companies that successfully complete the accelerator will receive a convertible note of $20,000 to $150,000.




Rafael Baptista
Sr. Manager of Community Economic Development

Lead Department:
Economic Development and Innovation
Service Categories:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Small Business Support