New Catapult Sponsors In 2018 (So Far!)

Catapult thrives on community and building meaningful connections. We have been fortunate to expand our community this year with three new sponsors that offer expertise in their respective fields that help our startups scale as efficiently as possible. Their support means everything to us, and we're happy to introduce them!

Started in 2013, Liquid Iron is a full-service Marketing and Advertising communications company. Their focus on building powerful, actionable brands makes them a natural fit for Catapult! “As entrepreneurs ourselves, Kathy and I are all too familiar with the blood, sweat, and tears involved in bringing a business from ideation to fruition,” said Eduardo Dehesa Conde, Co-Founder & President of Liquid Iron. 

They recently celebrated their fifth year of success by adding Iowa State University's Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business to their list of notable clients. The Ivy College of Business was newly named after receiving a generous gift of $50 million dollars from Debbie and Jerry Ivy. Liquid Iron was selected from 14 competing agencies to build the brand and share the impact of this great monetary gift.

With Liquid Iron on board, our companies have an opportunity to power up their brand and increase their market footprint!

Paro helps to take the headache out of bookkeeping so entrepreneurs can focus on scaling. Their mission aligns with Catapult's goal to provide an environment for startups to get the most out of their time.

In their own words: "Paro is an exclusive marketplace of highly vetted, on-demand finance experts empowering people to do what they love. Paro's CEO, Michael Burdick, was working at Deloitte Consulting when he noticed the margins that Big 4 firms were making, simply because of their brand—a cost inaccessible by many. By providing an alternative model of employment and income predictability, Paro challenges the accounting and finance industry to evolve towards the future of work. Since launching in 2015, Paro has helped nearly a thousand companies connect with the top 2% of finance experts. Recently, Paro has received a $5M series A round to support its rapid growth, which will be primarily utilized to spread the gospel of Paro to businesses and talent alike!"

Every Catapult company eventually has to leave the nest and find their own space. Opening an office isn't just about real estate, it's about making the space unique to your company and its culture. That's where Ware Malcomb comes in.  

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is among the top 20 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms ranking and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit and view Ware Malcomb’s videos at