Entrepreneurs Wanted

LaunchReading helps new businesses in Reading by offering free access to community support to help you get started

Our Mission

LaunchReading helps establish and develop new businesses in Reading by supporting and developing entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities in the Reading area. We help by providing free training, business development services, and networking opportunities.

Please register for more information or apply  for our next class.  

Our Programme

Free Business Training in Reading, Berkshire

Free Business Training

8 classes of 3 hours each

LaunchReading provides experienced mentors to those starting a new business


An assigned mentor from the business community



Network with other entrepreneurs and business owners

Microloan application


Help with finding sources for loans and grants

8 week course flowchart

Our next programme will start in March 2023. To find out more please register for one of our Zoom information sessions. These are scheduled based on numbers of applicants and candidate availability. Please register below and we will be in touch to arrange a session.

Class Schedule

Program Starts: 13th March 2023

Venue: Management Suite, The Oracle, Reading

Watch this space for full schedule details

Ready to Join?

We're looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that we provide. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will be welcomed.

Become A Mentor

Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity.

Partners and supporters of Businesses in Reading

Our network of local and national partners provide a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.