Startup Grind is a global startup community that actively educates, inspires and connects over 2 million entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters, including SGx Lakeland. Meetings are free events that feature local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons they learned on the road to building great companies.


1 Million Cups is a program that happens not only at Catapult but across the country on a weekly basis, with the intent of connecting community + entrepreneurs over coffee. This free program works with entrepreneurs to empower them with the tools and resources to break down the barriers that stand in the way of starting or scaling their businesses.


Startup Weekend is an event that allows individuals to experience both the fun and the pressure of entrepreneurship by taking an idea and turning it into a business in 54 hours. The event connects attendees to mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who give invaluable input which can be used long after the event’s conclusion.