Take your idea from conception to reality. We’d love to help.

So You Have an Idea? Make It A Reality.

CO.STARTERS  is a 9 week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn their business ideas into action. Unlike traditional platforms, it applies the lean business model methods popular with high-growth startups to businesses of all kinds. 

Our next CO.HORT will start February 13th, This round of the programming we are taking applications and will be selecting participants that are at a place in their business that our team can most help. Once you apply we’ll follow-up with you with any questions we have and we’ll let you know if you’ll be a part of this round of CO.STARTERS.



Take this quick quiz. Do you know how long it will take for your business to break even? Do you know your target market information, down to their age and interests? Do you have a plan for growth in the future? If you answered no to any of these questions, CO.STARTERS is exactly what you need.



We love the collaborative nature of CO.STARTERS, you will be learning from each other and encouraging each other, truly building a network that will help your ideas grow in the program and beyond.

This program is rare in that the language it uses is approachable all while challenging you to identify and test business assumptions that will help launch your business, not just theorize how they might play out.


CO.STARTERS is led by a facilitator, an experienced entrepreneur well connected in the Florida business community, who will introduce you to action-driven concepts that you will be able to apply to your business or project.

Robert Blacklidge, Catapult’s Education Director is our current facilitator. This isn’t a lecture, but instead a creative and interactive program that will help you fine-tune your business. CO.STARTERS is based around the Canvas below that is a visual map to help guide your ideas.

Curriculum Overview


Week One

Knowing Yourself

Week Two

Your Customer

Week Three

The Relationship

Week Four

Building The Model

Week Five

The Structure

Week Six

The Bottom Line

Week Seven

Accounting For Growth

Week Eight

The Future

Week Nine

Celebration Night!

Robert Blacklidge.

CO.STARTERS will be facilitated by Robert Blacklidge, our Education Director. He has worked closely with entrepreneurs and military veterans for years following his military service. Affectionately called the “Startup Santa” Robert provides insight and mentorship to veterans and entrepreneurs as they face the many challenges of business ownership.

As a USAF Veteran and Serial Entrepreneur, Robert has collaborated and spoken at numerous events. Recently, he has served as the Effectuation Camp Creator and Presenter for Action Zone, 2018 Conductor of StartupBus: Florida Route, Founder of StartupCruise, and Director of Startup Grind X Lakeland.


Cost includes the course materials.