Welcome to Launch P@d!

Launch P@d is a new 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 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. Restaurant start-ups will not be selected for this round of Launch P@d pitches. 

All competition participants will receive a two-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.

THE SPACE

Thanks to a sponsorship, partnership and generosity of George and Cathy Azar, the space at 425 Wabash Avenue, next to their restaurant The Saratoga, has been identified as the location. The rent for the 700 square foot office space has been drastically reduced, with the first month free. The selected Launch P@d business owner is responsible for utilities and any additional business related costs, including build-out or renovations. 

THE PLAN

A callout meeting is scheduled at Launch Terre Haute for interested participants on September 7.

The selection committee will review all applications until September 10.

Participants will be notified of their selection to the program by September 13.

Participants will meet with Launch Terre Haute and Indiana Small Business Development Staff September 13 – October 4 to hone their business plan and polish their pitches.

Pitch night for all participants will be held October 4 at Launch Terre Haute.

Apply Now!

Do you have a great idea for a business in Downtown Terre Haute? Tell us about it!  

Interested participants should follow the link below to register. 

Participation is contingent on completion of meetings with Launch Terre Haute and the Indiana Small Business Development Center. All participants must attend the pitch competition on October 4, 2021. 

Support local entrepreneurs and small businesses by supporting Launch P@d. Launch Terre Haute is a co-working space and entrepreneurial incubator supporting entrepreneurs and creative problems solvers in West Central Indiana. Launch helps new entrepreneurs get their business off the ground in a safe, low-risk environment while providing support, mentorship and business amenities that are costly to new startups. Supporting Launch P@d helps Launch create more opportunities for entrepreneurs to build their businesses right here in West Central Indiana.

Launch P@d Title Sponsor – $1000

  • Company recognition as a supporting sponsor in all digital Launch P@d communications
  • Listing as supporting sponsor on the Launch P@d landing page 
  • Signage featured at Launch P@d 
  • 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, click the link below:

Launch P@d Supporting Sponsor – $500

  • Recognition listed as a supporting sponsor in all digital Launch P@d communications
  • Listing as supporting 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 812.244.2762 or email “Info@launchterrehaute.com”.