Why Raleigh Founded

Raleigh Founded is about building an inclusive community through empowering entrepreneurs and changemakers.

Business Law Clinic

Early-stage businesses can get free legal help through The Business Law Clinic (or BLC) at Raleigh Founded. The BLC allows upper-level law students, under the supervision of licensed business attorneys, to address a wide range of business and legal issues faced by individuals, small businesses, and other early-stage organizations. The founders of Innovate Capital Law, Jim Verdonik and Benji Jones will serve as the inaugural clinic co-directors.

Main Street Program

Raleigh Founded is partnering with other businesses and organizations to provide free or discounted space for entrepreneurs who are looking to test out their idea in real-time. This program will be focused on early-stage, main street businesses, or businesses impacted by Covid 19 who need to test out their idea or innovate their existing business model.

Tap into Talent

As a part of the partnership with universities, Raleigh Founded is fostering connections between students and entrepreneurs to help businesses get high-quality talent from the Triangle area, and for students to get hands-on experience with early-stage startups. RF is currently working on building out a platform for this connectivity.

RF Affiliate Program

Raleigh Founded is working to connect entrepreneurs across the state through the RF Affiliate Program. Through this program, RF works with communities who are looking to create a collaborative entrepreneurial community in their hometown! Raleigh Founded helps these towns and cities develop a shared work space and connects them to existing programming and resources hosted by RF.

Community Days

Each month, Raleigh Founded hosts community days that are open to the public. Community days are a great opportunity to test out the workspace, connect with professionals, and understand more about a special topic over a free lunch series. Register for the next Community Day today!

Founder Connect

Need help with your business or connecting into the Raleigh community? Every Tuesday Raleigh Founded Co-founder, Jason Widen hosts virtual office hours to offer business advice and mentorship to scaling companies. Sign up today.

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