Discover and apply practical tools to create and expand upon your business’ foundation.
Set and obtain goals through group education with link-minded entrepreneurs.
Continually build your network of entrepreneurs, mentors, and industry experts.
Launch is a community-based effort intended to aid Lakeland’s entrepreneurs in scaling business operations by providing micro-grants of up to $10k. Through funding and expertise, local financial institutions determine grant recipients by assessing current financial standings and future business potential.
EXPERT IN RESIDENCE
Tim Cox, former Director of Creative Services for Publix, joined the Catapult team in March of 2020 as the Expert in Residence. After more than 30 years of experience in the creative field, Tim will meet with startup business owners one-on-one to give practical advice and share the knowledge he has acquired over the years.
The purpose of this 9-week program is to accelerate the knowledge and connections of Central Florida consumer packaged goods brands by providing focused content, Q&A sessions with guest speakers, and practical tools for scaling operations.
In addition to our entrepreneurial programming, we have events that are open to the Lakeland community. This includes a variety of panel discussions and fireside chats with local experts. Check out our event calendar by clicking the button below to learn about the next in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.