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LAUNCH Savannah

Brought to you by the City of Savannah's Economic Development Department, the Small Business Assistance Corporation, & The Creative Coast

Launch Savannah is a 12-week business accelerator program for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. The program will take place in person on Tuesdays beginning June 4, 2024, through August 20, 2024. The weekly course will conveniently occur in the evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The program will feature the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac curriculum and provide the content and tools to support the start and growth of a sustainable business. Local, experienced entrepreneurs who are Kauffman FastTrac-certified will lead the courses and provide guidance along the way. This is an opportunity to get real-time feedback and insight from other entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes and launched successful companies. Participants will also receive an accelerator scholarship package for support services (accounting, marketing, legal, and other assistance) to help their businesses move to the next level.

Applications opened Tuesday, April 30th, and will close on Friday, May 17th. Only a select number of entrepreneurs will be accepted into the program.

The online application can be found by visiting www.savannahga.gov/Launchsav.

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LAUNCH Savannah applications open on April 30, 2024 and close on May 17, 2024. 

No! The program is 100% free. While an application is required to participate, there also is NOT an application fee. Only a select number of applicants will be able to participate in the program so make your application count!

Entrepreneurs must first apply to be considered for the LAUNCH Savannah program. The application requires a pitch video to be uploaded for consideration. A small committee will review the applications and determine which startups or ideas are accepted into the accelerator. Entrepreneurs should be aspiring or newly established. The application will be assessed for...

  1. How well an entrepreneur has identified their target audience. 
  2. How unique the idea or business is. 
  3. How well the entrepreneur conveys their concept or startup in a 90-second pitch video. 

LAUNCH Savannah courses will take place in person. Stay tuned for the announcement on an official location! 

No. Selected applicants will be required to participate in person.