Over the last 7 years, Catapult has created an incredible network of startups and founders who have raised $309 million with an average annual revenue of $2.9 Million. Catapult is also a women-led organization and understands that while the Chicago ecosystem has come a long way, it is still difficult for woman founders to find support to help their startups scale. This year, in honor of women entrepreneurship day on November 19th, Catapult is offering a FREE year of rent to the best pitch from women-led companies.
The top three winners will receive access to Catapult Chicago's elite community of over 90 founders that have and are successfully building their businesses in the Windy City.
1st place winner: 1 FREE year of rent
2nd place winner: 3 FREE months of rent*
3rd place winner: 1 FREE month of rent*
*with signed 6-month lease contract
Catapult is the only peer-selected community in Chicago to cultivate founder empowerment, mentorship, and experience sharing to help startups scale. Catapult looks for digital tech startups with proven traction - which often means they've gone through a round or funding, and are generating users and/or revenue. Catapult is industry agnostic, but all startups are at similar stages of growth and therefore experiencing the same growing pains that come with scaling.
Qualified companies are required to meet the following criteria to be considered:
2. Product Market Fit
3. Generated Revenue
Applications are due on September 3rd at 5:00 pm.
Pitches will occur on September 18th starting at 12:00 pm