Calling all small businesses with big ideas: Applications are now open for Catapult’s Launch Pitch Night, a Shark Tank-style business pitch competition happening on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.
The semi-annual program gives startups and small businesses the chance to apply and pitch their business ideas to judges from local financial institutions for up to $10,000 of micro-grant funding.
The Launch Micro-Grant was created to help entrepreneurs scale their business operations by providing access to capital to aid in the purchase of a business asset. Through funding and expertise, judges determine grant recipients by assessing a variety of factors.
Key dates to know:
- Yesterday, Aug. 21: Applications opened
- Thursday, Aug. 24: Launch Pitch Applications Lunch and Learn
- Monday, Sept. 18: Applications due
- Thursday, Oct. 19: Pitch Night
Interested? Learn more about the program, requirements, funding details, and how to fill out the application on Catapult’s website, or call Christiaan Abbott, Workspace Director, at (863) 940-9660.