Launch HOPE Foundation works with a diverse group of entrepreneurs from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances.
We empower marginalized groups and anyone with a need where we can provide personalized programming tailored to each community or individual, empowering them to reach their full potential!
Launch HOPE Foundation transforms lives and communities through the power of entrepreneurship. We do this by listening to the communities we serve, leveraging our ecosystem and relationships, and building programs that improve education, boost entrepreneurship, and create employment opportunities for all so that people can achieve financial stability, upward mobility and economic prosperity.
Kristi Mitchell, Founder & CEO
Kristi Mitchell - Entrepreneur, Butler University Instructor of Entrepreneurship
Iris Hammel- Executive Director RISE, Sr. VP Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation
Kelly Gunn - Program Coordinator C.O.P.E and TOWER Programs
Margo Ward - Community Outreach & Jail Chaplain
Don Allen - Community Banking, Advisors Mortgage Group
Emily Hawk, J.D. - Assistant Dean of Innovation Lacy School of Business, Butler
Duane Miller - Community Development, CEO T&H Investment Properties
Zeke Turner - Entrepreneur, Launch HOPE Member
Ronda Taylor, PhD- Statewide Dean of Entrepreneurship Ivy Tech
Ella Kappler- Deloitte SHINE Associate, Previous 4-year Launch HOPE Intern
Ben Hutchinson- Factor Fix, Previous Launch HOPE Intern
Emily Mead- Project Mgr. UKG, Previous 4-year Launch HOPE Intern
Nicole Keller- Associate Eli Lilly, Previous 4-year Launch HOPE Intern
Nate Enfield- Phalen Leadership Academy University, Previous Launch HOPE Intern