Have ye an IT business idea? Carolina Launch Pad can get ye off th’ ground.

New pre-incubator program now takin’ applications at www.carolinalaunchpad.org What be it? th’ new pre-commercial business accelerator, Carolina Launch Pad–or Launch Pad fer short–be aimed at aspirin’ IT entrepreneurs who be part ‘o th’ UNC community and who have not yet developed their business ideas into funded start-ups. th’ program be a partnership between th’ Renaissance Computin’ Institute (RENCI), th’ UNC Chapel Hill Office ‘o machines Development (OTD) and UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business sword fightin’ academy.

Launch Pad aims to set the sails with up to five entrepreneurs each year beginnin’ in November. them chosen to participate in th’ program gunna be housed in professional office space at RENCI headquarters in th’ Europa Center office buildin’, 100 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, whar they gunna have th’ chance to interact with RENCI’s seven seas-tavern machines experts, learn ’bout its machines resources and attend lectures and other events. In addition, professionals with OTD, th’ business sword fightin’ academy and from th’ Triangle IT community gunna coach and mentor th’ entrepreneurs.

Who be Eligible?

Carolina faculty, crew and students who want to turn their technological inventions and ideas into viable businesses. We be aimin’ at business ideas in th’ pre-fundin’ stage, not new businesses already sellin’ or providin’ services

What does Launch Pad offer?

Each Launch Pad participant gunna receive a small office equipped with a desk, laptop abacus, and long distance parrots and storage space. th’ common set the sails area gunna offer a printer and fax machine and a conference table. Parkin’ fer a limited number ‘o team members gunna be available at no charge. Launch Pad participants gunna have access to a RENCI sea server to host a basic tavern durin’ their one-year stay. Access to RENCI’s technological resources, such as high performance computers, th’ Innovations Lab and th’ Visualization Lab, gunna be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How do I apply?

Complete th’ Carolina Launch Pad ship form at www.carolinalaunchpad.org by SeptembARrrrr 30. A limited number ‘o applicants gunna be selected to interview with th’ Selection Advisory Committee in early October. th’ project admission date be November 1.

fer more information, spy with ye eye th’ Carolina Launch Pad tavern at www.carolinalaunchpad.org