Lakeland Entrepreneur Awards

A night to celebrate entrepreneurs? Yes, please!

From honoring our city’s entrepreneurs to an inspirational keynote from Guy Kawasaki, this was a night to remember.

Catapulter of the Year Nominees

This person is a current member of Catapult. They are in their first few years of operating but have already experienced significant success. This person has proven to be a visionary and strategic leader in how they have started and begun to scale their business. They have demonstrated humility and willingness to learn that is inspiring to those around them.

David Lyons’ Entrepreneur of the Year Nominees

This person has been a member or is a current member at Catapult. They successfully manage a business while demonstrating a strong entrepreneurial mindset through their creative approaches, willingness to take risks, passion, and perseverance. Not only is this person a trailblazer in their field, but they also dedicate time to give back to the Lakeland community.

Chris McArthur | Black and Brew, Patriot Coffee Roasters & A Cow Named Moo

Grant & Marissa Nieddu | State of the Spark

Jennifer Smurr | Born and Bread Bakehouse

Laura Helm | Ashton Events, Haus 820, The Collective

Robyn Wilson | Poor Porker

Entrepreneur Champion Nominees

This person/company from the Lakeland Community has intentionally gone out of their way to help entrepreneurs grow their business. They have mentored and supported entrepreneurs through the challenges that often arise with starting your own business.

Andy McEntire

Dick Pellegrini

Cory Petcoff

Gregory Fancelli

Nicole Travis

People’s Choice Nominees

Berna & Erkan Nar | Cafe Zuppina

Jenna Cherry | Twenty Seven

Kristin Czernek & Ruthie Tait | The Balance Culture

Congratulations to the winners!

Catapulter of the Year | David Young

David Lyon’s Entrepreneur of the Year | Jennifer Smurr

Entrepreneur Champion | Cory Petcoff

People’s Choice | Erkan & Berna Nar