For Startups, By Startups
Catapult Chicago is the uniquely collaborative start-up community located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Catapult, a non-profit 501(c)6, adheres to the values that are essential to early stage companies – creativity, ambition, collaboration and camaraderie – and adds to that seasoned business expertise in a world class location.
What We Believe
To grow the next generation of premier startups in Chicago
What We See
Catapult creates a community of startup companies that can use their shared experiences and network to accelerate growth for one another.
What We Value
People: We strive to bring together Chicago’s best entrepreneurs. To us, this means someone who is wise, engaged, helpful, experienced, ambitious, creative, generous and hard-working. Someone who is known to be a calculated risk-taker, a problem-solver, and a networker.
Community: Joining Catapult is like joining a fraternity of entrepreneurs who support and encourage continued growth. We believe in creating a space for those who are looking for a shared experience to create a better startup environment without fear of judgement by their peers.
Sharing: Whether it be network, knowledge, experiences, credit, success or responsibility, we believe that when the community gives to you, you give back. We only reach our full potential by leveraging what each person has to contribute.
Success: Our peer-selection process is validation for companies who join Catapult that they are among the best in Chicago. I want to say something about continued support while physically in the space and moving on.
Integrity: Act ethically in all you do. Honesty and loyalty are expectations.