Operated by Athens State University, the LaunchBox was established to develop a local, innovative ecosystem through collaboration, educational programming, and community engagement. The project is supported with funding from Athens State University, Appalachian Regional Commission, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The LaunchBox provides an imaginative environment for residents and professionals to explore their big ideas and connect with similar minded individuals.
To provide coaching, counseling, and consultation to business startups, small businesses, and businesses in transition to ensure effective mitigation of the risks and experience the satisfaction of success.
- To support entrepreneurial growth to spur creativity, innovation, and ideation throughout Limestone County.
- Build stronger, more resilient small businesses by providing technical assistance, resources, and training.
- Support economic development efforts by creating more jobs and investment in our local communities.