We Equip, Connect, & Empower Entrepreneurs of Color
To Launch and Grow Thriving Businesses Across New Orleans
Only 2% of Sales Receipts in New Orleans Go to Minority Owned Businesses
With only 2% of sales receipts going to minority owned businesses, Launch NOLA helps underserved, urban entrepreneurs earning revenues of $0 (startup) to $150,000 gain the competency, confidence, capital and connections necessary to start and grow their own small businesses through a 14-week course, mentors, technical assistance and two years of additional support.
What will YOU do to help raise the 2%
We Help Local Businesses Thrive Via
Learn the foundations of starting and growing a business surrounded by experienced faciliators and talented peers. Launch NOLA uses the CO.STARTERS curriculum and is part of the CO.STARTERS network.
Click here to learn more about about the CO.STARTERS network.
Business Coaching & Services
Alumni receive 2+ years of professional business coaching, access to mentors, professional services, and business connections
Professional coworking, permanent desk, and private meeting space located at 1433 Claiborne Ave. The Hub for local small businesses to connect and grow
Launch NOLA Green
The Launch NOLA Green Business Academy is a 12 session hands-on course that equips landscaping professionals and contractors with the business knowledge and technical stormwater management skills to strengthen and expand their business into New Orleans’growing water management industry.
LAUNCH NOLA: GREEN
See how Launch NOLA Green Graduates are building a more resilient New Orleans through their landscaping businesses
Grow your landscaping, lawn care, or contracting business and create a more resilient New Orleans
Leveraging Passion to Create Opporunties
Joni is a working mother, a wife, and an entrepreneur. For years she had helped friends and family plan elegant events for bridal showers, birthdays, and more.
Through years of hard work and hustle as well as the support she's received through Launch NOLA's Business Academy and follow-up coaching, Joni has recently leveraged her talent and love for helping people throw the perfect event to re-launch her business, Passion For Planning.
On top of curating elegant events, Joni is a model of perseverance and creativity for her family, and an inspiration to all of us at Launch NOLA.
Interested in our programming?
Contact us to find the opportunity that's right for you
12 Week Business Academy
Launch NOLA Green Business Academy
Coworking Memberships/ Permanent Desk
Become A Mentor or Partner
Visit us on Claiborne Ave
Kayti Chung Williams
504-564-7739 x 713
Business Academy Facilitator
and Alumni Coach
Launch NOLA Green Facilitator
And Build Day Project Lead
Launch NOLA Green
Subject Matter Expert