Community Impact Programming
While we have some incredible office space in the heart of downtown Raleigh, “Building Space for Impact” is about so much more than curating office space for new and growing companies; it’s about providing the tools and resources necessary for organizations to scale, grow, succeed, and have a greater impact on the community.
Raleigh Founded is about building an inclusive community through empowering entrepreneurs and changemakers. We support our community through the following programs:
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. To apply to get legal help with your businesses, fill out this form.
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.
Founded University Programs
Raleigh Founded has partnered with universities such as NC State to bring the entrepreneurial spirit to life through developing and activating collaborative spaces for entrepreneurs, students, faculty, and larger businesses to engage with each other through shared space and programming. To see an example of this in action, visit Raleigh Founded’s space on Centennial Campus.
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.