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Launcher Entrepreneurship Program

Who We Are

Launcher provides the tools to set-up or expand your business and ongoing resources to help your continued success. The Launcher program is currently serving Delaware’s communities in Wilmington’s West Side, Dover, Claymont, Bellefonte, and Edgemoor. 

What We Do

  • Business Education – Launcher provides a Business Education Program twice a year consisting of a 2-hour weekly interactive class for 12 weeks. After completing the Business portion, you may also enroll in our Construction class that will be held for an additional 4 weeks. 

  • Promote Small Business – Launcher will work closely with our network of community partners to promote our entrepreneurs and encourage the use of small businesses. 

  • Technical Assistance – Launcher will provide 5 hours of technical assistance to each student during the 12-week program, as well as an additional 5 hours after graduation to connect you with needed resources.

  • Workshops – Launcher will either promote or host monthly workshops for all entrepreneurs in our local communities, to provide FREE or LOW-COST discussions on topics to help your business grow. 

Since its creation, Launcher has had:

392

Launcher Graduates

162

New Businesses

338

Jobs Created/Retained

57

participants have graduated from Launcher’s Spanish-language class

127

in Wilmington’s classes on the West Side have graduated

31

of whom have addresses outside the City of Wilmington

“The Launcher Entrepreneurship Program at West End Neighborhood House provides the critical support entrepreneurs need to pursue their dreams of becoming small business owners,” said Nancy Parnella, director of business cards, Barclays. “Barclays is proud to support our community and provide business owners of all sizes the resources they need to succeed.”

How Can We Help?

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Thank You for the Support!

Due to the generosity of our community, we’ve been able to foster self-sufficiency since the 1880s.