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At Catapult, we develop and invest in future game-changers, entrepreneurs, and business disrupters. Over 300 students have participated in our startup incubator generating over $3 million to-date.

A Venture team right after their Demo Day Pitch

A Venture team right after their Demo Day Pitch

A Founder Talking with Investors

A Founder Talking with Investors

A Founder speaking with Advisors

A Founder speaking with Advisors


Students will have the option of applying as either a Founder or Free Agent. The applications differ slightly, as there are unique qualifications to both participant options.


  • Has taken initiative in developing a venture idea; this could take the form of product testing, development, customer interviews, or actual implementation of the idea
  • Has a sustainable revenue and/or funding model
  • At a minimum you have an idea that can be replicated and scaled

Free Agent

  • Does not have an established venture idea, but is looking for startup experience
  • Ready to join an established Founder’s venture team and contribute meaningfully from Day 1
  • Has a strong interest in gaining hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, and business


  • Catapult is open to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders worldwide.

  • We are looking for driven, team-oriented, resourceful, and entrepreneurial-spirited individuals.

  • Please note that there is no minimum GPA, test scores, or class rank needed to apply to Catapult.


  • Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle, not a side project. Full commitment for the ~6 weeks is mandatory.

  • We ask students to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours a week for the 2017 Summer cohort.

“Catapult is not just about launching a startup. It’s about joining a community that will change your life. It’s about teaching you skills and helping you develop an entrepreneurial mindset that will help you dominate problems now and in the future. Catapult is about launching successful entrepreneurs.”

-Joshua Caleb Collins, Founder and CEO of Catapult

Catapult Summer Startup Incubator

Weekend 1 in Chicago

Catapult Summer Incubator San Francisco Silicon Valley Google Headquarters

Weekend 2 in Silicon Valley, at Google HQ

Catapult Summer Startup incubator new your city

Weekend 3 in NYC

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