Launch Micro-Grant

Launch Micro-Grant is a Catapult program that was inspired by meetings from our Chattanooga City Visit in 2013 and the generosity of SunTrust’s Foundation to Catapult in 2014 and 2015. Steve Scruggs, LEDC President; Meg Bellamy, Catapult Executive Director; and Harold McLeod of SunTrust Bank developed the idea and met with a group of local financial institutions in March 2016 and that formed Launch,  a community based effort led and funded by ten local financial institutions. The program was created to help Lakeland entrepreneurs take their business concept to the next level.  Launch provides grants to entrepreneurs who fill out an application and can successfully pitch their concepts to Launch’s investment team.  Launch Micro-Grant