Capital One Catapult

CATAPULT is an intensive, six month transformational learning journey for business owners (participants) designed to enable them to innovate and disrupt within their business and ultimately industry - by developing a new solution to a business challenge while leveraging learnings from the program.


Catapult provides instructional courses, collaborative thinking workshops, one-on-one meetings with subject matter experts, and dedicated advisors for each participating company. The program will provide you with the building blocks needed to develop a technology driven and innovative solution to your business challenge.


The Catapult program culminates with a PITCH SESSION, to be held in December 2023. Program participants will deliver a pitch of their solution to a significant business challenge before a panel of judges. The winner will be awarded a sizable cash grant to assist in developing the proposed solution.

See CATAPULT in action! Also, if you’d like references from previous Catapult participants, please email us at


Open for applications at this time, the program’s instructional courses and mentoring sessions are two-day sessions, scheduled monthly between January and June 2023. The January and February sessions will be held in person in Plano, TX at our Capital One Campus. March through May sessions will be held virtually. The program will conclude with a Pitch Competition held in person in Mclean, VA in June.

The program will be limited to no more than 12 businesses who will be selected through a competitive application process.

Program applicants from any industry can apply and must:

  • Be certified as a diverse-owned business by WBENC, NMSDC, NaVOBA, NGLCC, Disability:IN, or a member of USPAACC
  • Have been operational for three or more years
  • Have a minimum annual revenue of $1,500,000 but less than $15,000,000
  • Be in need of solving a complex business problem or creating a new product or service


The business owner must commit to completing the entire six month program and personally attending every session. We welcome one additional employee from your company (+1) at each session. The additional employee may vary from session to session depending on the subject matter.

Technology or Innovative Experience

Business owners should be committed to creating a technological or innovative solution. For example, Capital One uses an online banking app for business transactions which is a technological solution for customers. They should also be interested in, or have used, social media or online channels for marketing.


Apply for this dynamic, innovative program by visiting: CATAPULT 9.0

Entry is FREE and only requires you to:

  • Complete the online application
  • Create a 60-second video describing your business challenge, proposed technological/innovative solution and why your company might benefit from this program

Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on May 26, 2023. Additional program inquiries should be directed to:

Should you need further assistance, we will hold Q&A conference calls for CATAPULT applicants on May 3rd at 12pm EST and May 8th at 3pm EST. Please email us at the above email address if you’d like to join and we’ll send you an invite.


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