Welcome to Launch P@d!

Launch P@d is a initiative by Launch Terre Haute with the help of the West Central Indiana business community. Part pitch competition and part entrepreneur kick-start, Launch P@d creates the opportunity for entrepreneurs to open a brick and mortar storefront or office with reduced property and rental prices. 

Interested entrepreneurs are asked to register and submit a business plan. Those selected will not only pitch to a group of local business leaders, but will have the opportunity to access resources from Launch Terre Haute and the West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center. During sessions with Launch and the ISBDC participants will refine a business plan, practice successful pitch strategies and establish financials. No previous business experience is required. 

All competition participants will receive a three-month membership to Launch Terre Haute for preparing your pitch. 

Launch P@d was developed from a group of volunteers on the Economic Development pillar of the See You in Terre Haute 2025 Plan.  A partnership with this group, Downtown Terre Haute, the Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Small Business Development Center and local business support allows Launch P@d to provide potential entrepreneurs a space to bring new ideas to West Central Indiana.


If you are a property owner interested in participating in Launch P@d, please complete this form or contact Jessica Cox at jessica@launchterrehaute.com for more information.

The first Launch P@d location was sponsored by George and Cathy Azar, along with daughter Alexis Green, the owners of Saratoga Restaurant in Downtown Terre Haute. The space, located at 425 Wabash Avenue, sits next to their family restaurant.


Launch P@d Title Sponsors – $1000

  • Premium logo exposure on all Launch P@d communications
  • Sponsor recognition on Launch P@d landing page 
  • Signage featured at Launch P@d event
  • Premium placement of company logo on all Launch P@d communications

Launch Angel sponsors are automatically included as a title sponsor for all Launch Terre Haute initiatives, including Launch P@d.  For more information on how to become an Angel sponsor, contact jessica@launchterrehaute.com.

Launch P@d Supporting Sponsors – $500

  • Logo exposure on all Launch P@d communications
  • Sponsor on the Launch P@d landing page
  • In-kind sponsorships valued over $500 qualify for supporting sponsorship

To learn more about this and other sponsorship opportunities, contact Launch Terre Haute at info@launchterrehaute.com.