Launch and Growth Academies

and Growth
  • Courses taught by industry experts.
  • New tools and resources.
  • One-on-one mentoring.
  • Expanding your network.
Our business courses are designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Whether you’re an established business owner or a startup, the Launch and Growth Academies have a simple goal: Helping you take your business to the next level.
Dual Path
Accelerator Programs
Beginning in May 2022, NCRC Community Development Fund is deploying a dual path accelerator program for startup or established small business owners: Launch Academy, a business support services program which teaches small business owners the foundational steps of launching a successful business, and Growth Academy, a program geared toward seasoned business owners who want to learn how to scale and grow their business.
Once registered, you will meet (virtually) once a week over the course of nine weeks in an instructor-led environment in which industry experts will share the principles of business building or business growth strategies. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with fellow course participants to cultivate relationships with like-minded business owners.

Launch Academy topics:

  • Branding and marketing
  • Licensing and permits
  • Tax planning
  • Building a successful team
  • Lead generation
  • And much more!

Growth Academy topics:

  • Fundraising and finance
  • Marketing and branding
  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Creating the perfect pitch
  • And much more!
For more information about the curriculum, instructors, or to see what past participants have to say about their experience, visit
Future Accelerator Program Events
Winter Growth Academy
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 10am PT/1pm ET
Friday, Mar. 31, 2023, 10am PT/12pm ET
Evening Launch Academy
Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, 3pm PT/6pm ET
Monday, Apr. 3, 2023, 3pm PT/6pm ET
Winter Launch Academy
Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, 8am PT/11am ET
Monday, Mar. 27, 2023, 8am PT/11am ET