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!
- 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.
AS A PRIVATELY FUNDED NON-PROFIT, WE ARE HERE TO HELP BY:
- Increasing the viability of startups in Lakeland
- Providing value-added educational opportunities
- Launching companies into brick and mortar spaces
- Connecting corporations and the innovative startup community
- Recruiting and retaining talent in the Lakeland area
- Fostering the growth of community gathering places
- Showcasing Lakeland
Whether you need access to resources, education, community, or space we would love to get you connected.
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.