ULaunch provides scholarships designated for Lower-Income and Lower-Wealth entrepreneurs. As a guideline, household income should be near or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Applicants will need to submit their most recent tax return, the most recent three months of pay stubs (if applicable), and a letter of recommendation to be considered. Successful applicants will participate in the 10-week LaunchIt training program and, upon successful completion of LaunchIt, be eligible to receive limited startup funds.

ULaunch Application

  • (may email these documents to mary.tapolsky@louisville.edu
  • (may be sent by email to mary.tapolsky@louisville.edu)
  • Letter of Recommendation needs to be from: Current/Previous Employer, Community Resource representative (such as from NIA Center, Resilience and Community Services, Urban League, Access Ventures, Louisville Central Community Center), or Pastor that can attest to your ability to perform the work necessary to launch a business. (may be sent by email to mary.tapolsky@lousville.edu)
  • (whether assigned by an owner or obtained in some other way)
  • (without sharing proprietary information or trade secrets)


University of Louisville
College of Business
Harry Frazier Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
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Main College Number: (502) 852-6440 Fax: (502) 852-7557


The UofL College of Business is separately accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Visit our Accreditation page for details.

University Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)



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