In 2013, I started Catapult with the sole purpose of providing high schoolers with best-in-class mentors and specialists to help them start a viable business.
After two years, we learned our immersive and experiential approach to teaching entrepreneurship outside the classroom had a profound impact on our alumni with 70% of students going on to start their second venture. This blew us away and fundamentally shifted our focus as a company on not only launching successful companies, but launching successful entrepreneurs.
Now, four years into our journey, we've worked with almost 400 young entrepreneurs from 40 states and seven countries, and we’ve gained great insight into what it actually takes to help young people be successful in a rapidly changing world.
At Catapult, we have specialized in providing a structured, immersive, real-world learning experience for young people with a drive and curiosity to solve problems. Our students acquire practical skills and a community of like-minded peers and mentors that will propel them into a lifelong journey of entrepreneurship.
After our program, alumni reach out weeks, months, and years asking for various levels support. Until now, we have not been positioned to help them in a substantial way.
Today this changes.
Today, Catapult becomes Quarter Zero (QØ) and expands our impact to provide alumni with the ongoing resources and support necessary to accelerate their success and to help in their transformational journey to become an entrepreneur.
QØ will continue to offer the Catapult Incubator as our flagship program in addition to new experiences intended to ignite the entrepreneur within at an early age.
For our alumni and QØ Fellows, we now offer career coaching, access to our network of mentors, exclusive internships with leading companies and startups, and soon, a seed fund dedicated to investing in our young entrepreneurs and their ideas.
We couldn't be more excited to have you join us on our journey.
Joshua Caleb CollinsFounder and CEO