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"We see an America where everyone has the capability to support themselves with dignity, in the face of racial, educational and financial inequality."

We have over 100 applicants for LaunchDURHAM!
The Helius Foundation, in partnership with NCCU, Durham Tech, Carolina Small Business and Development Fund and many others, will be hosting our 2018 LaunchDURHAM class, starting in January of 2018. This class will be an 8-week, one night per week class to teach the fundamentals of business and to help you create a fully operational business plan, as well as teaching you to get your business making money as quickly as possible.

We are reviewing the applictions and will be setting interviews and speaking with applicants in the coming weeks!
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We couldn't be more proud of our clients. We have people that work in a variety of business areas including landscaping, baking, shipping, videography and many, many more.

We have a multi-layer approach to our entrepreneurship training. We help our clents create their strategic plans, while at the same time helping them to earn income quickly. Our clients don't have the luxury of waiting years for thei business to earn a profit!
Our organization is made up of thought leaders, community business owners, advisors, volunteers and a strong Board of Directors with knowledge of the local entrepreneuship landscape!

2016 Highlights

It's our first full year! See how much we've grown in such a short amount of time.

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Your donor gift will go directly toward our mentoring programs, where we currently have over 25 entrepreneurs enrolled. With small businesses that will hire another 2-4 people, that’s the potential to help over a hundred local families!
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"Let others create the mega-corporation. We believe we can change the world by creating thousands of small companies!"
                            - Geraud Staton, Executive Director

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