About Us

ENDING POVERTY

ONE BUSINESS AT A TIME

The Launch Village is a global collective committed to ending the cycle of poverty by supporting local entrepreneurs. We believe that building sustainable local businesses is the best way to strengthen economies and create new jobs. The Launch Village provides entrepreneurs around the world with mentorship, funding, and the support that they need to be successful.

Mentorship

Each Launch Village entrepreneur goes through a mentorship program, designed to give them the support that the need to build their business.

Education

The Launch Village partners with schools in local communities to provide education and awareness about the benefits of starting a business.

Funding

The Launch Village provides funding that entrepreneurs can use as working capital to grow their businesses.

Community

Once a business is created, The Launch Village follows up with the entrepreneur to help them overcome the challenges of running a business.
BUSINESSES WE'RE BUILDING
Explore the ventures that Launch Village entrepreneurs are creating around the world!
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Build A Jewelry Shop In India
We're excited to launch our latest campaign in India! We are working with a local entrepreneur to expand their jewelry shop and add an eCommerce presence. The shop will expand to two locations with the help of The Launch Village. Also, using Shopify, the project team will build an online store for the entrepreneur. This will dramatically increase sales, and help the business hire more employees.Save Save Save
Build a Pottery Shop in Morocco
The Launch Village Team is traveling to Morocco to build a pottery shop for a local entrepreneur. With this shop, the entrepreneur will be able to employ five people locally. We will also partner with the online retailer Gilt.com to distribute the artisans products.  
Launch a Bakery in Lagos
We're excited to help a local entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria build the bakery of her dreams. The Launch Village Team will travel to Nigeria for the 12-week incubator to help build the bakery from the ground up. We will also launch an eCommerce site for the entrepreneur, so that she can sell branded merchandise online.

OUR APPROACH

We believe that teaching someone how to earn a living is the greatest gift. That’s why all of our programs are designed to empower independence.

IDENTIFY LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH PARTNERS

We work with partners in each community to identify local entrepreneurs and business projects.

12-WEEK LAUNCH VILLAGE INCUBATOR

Each business project starts with our incubator program. Through this, entrepreneurs receive support from business experts and mentors.

BUSINESS FINANCING

After successfully completing the incubator, Launch Village entrepreneurs receive working capital to grow their business. Our team follows up with the entrepreneur to provide guidance and support.
We strive to transform communities by creating economic opportunity.
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Businesses Launched Around the World
1000 +
Mentors and Volunteers
$1 Million
Raised to Fund New Businesses

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