WELCOME TO CATAPULT.
What started as an experiment in an empty basement has now become a 40,000 square foot entrepreneurial center in the heart of Lakeland, FL.
A Vision for Lakeland
In 2013, leaders in Lakeland had a vision of what our community could become if they came together to support entrepreneurs. From traveling to learn from other cities to donating resources, they chased after this dream until it became a reality.
They have taught us about uncommon innovation, vision casting, and creating community. For this, we will always be grateful!
HERE TO HELP
As a privately funded non-profit, we exist to:
- Increase the viability of startups in Lakeland
- Provide value-added educational opportunities
- Launch companies into brick and mortar spaces
- Connect corporations and the innovative startup community
- Recruit and retain talent in the Lakeland area
- Foster the growth of community gathering places
- Showcase Lakeland
WE ARE INNOVATORS
We challenge the conventional and value the possible.
WE ARE LEARNERS
We are motivated by continuous improvement and adamantly pursue opportunities to grow.
WE ARE VISIONARIES
We are committed to bringing the best version of our city to life.
WE ARE COMMUNITY
We celebrate each other and embrace diversity. We are better together.
WE ARE GRATEFUL
We reflect the immense generosity extended to us by serving the next generation of startups.
YEARS IN OPERATION
YOUR TIME IS NOW.
Are you ready to start or grow your venture? Do you want to be surrounded by a rock-solid community of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors? Pick your path below.