Launch Grant Application
Tell us about yourself
Date of Birth
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Two or More Races
How did you hear about the Launch Micro-Grant Program?
Have you attended any of the following Catapult programs?
Other than these above, have you attended any Catapult Programs or Events?
How did you first hear about the launch program?
Tell Us About Your Business
How long has your business been in operation?
What type of entity is your business?
Limited Liability Company
Which most closely describes the industry of your business?
Advertising + PR
Health + Wellness
Photo + Film
If you marked "other," tell us about your business's industry.
Which of these most closely describes the stage of your business?
SEED: Your business is just a thought or idea
STARTUP: Products or services are in production and you have first customers.
GROWTH: Revenues and customers are increasing with many new opportunities and issues.
ESTABLISHED: You've secured a place in the market and have some loyal customers.
EXPANSION: You've entered a 2nd period of growth into new markets and distribution channels.
Please explain why you feel your business fits in this stage.
How many employees in each of these categories do you have? Include yourself in these numbers, and enter "0" rather than leaving the space blank.
Full Time Employees
Part Time Employees
Tell Us About Your Current Role
Are you currently employed in addition to your business?
Where are you employed?
What is your current job title?
If you have taken CO.STARTERS, then this information can be found in your binder
Tell us your High-concept Pitch in 5 words or less.
Please describe your idea
. Who do you serve?
What is the
that your customer has?
Describe your competitors (or
) that your customer can use to solve this problem.
What is your competitive
? Why does your customer choose you over the alternatives? What makes your business unique to Lakeland?
What is the
that you share with your customers about your business? (140 character limit)
What are your business goals moving forward, assuming you obtain the grant? Please expound as much as possible to include hiring plans, space expansion, etc.
6 Month Goals
1-2 Year Goals
3-5 Year Goals
What are the biggest challenges that your business has faced and how have you overcome them?
Let's Talk Money
What dollar amount are you applying for (up to $10,000)?
What are you planning to purchase with the grant money?
What is the total amount needed to purchase this?
Please provide a line by line budget of the item(s) you would like to purchase with the grant money (your chances of receiving the grant increase if you show this information).
When do you expect results from this micro-grant and how will you measure them?
What was the GROSS income from your business in 2018? Gross income is commonly defined as a business's revenues before taking any costs, taxes, or other deductions into account.
Please upload your projected 2019 operating budget, assuming you receive the grant, in PDF, Word, or Excel format.
Please upload your current Balance Sheet.
Please upload your Income Statement (Profit and Loss).
Please upload a photo or image that you feel best represent your business.
Please upload a high-resolution professional headshot.