• Chase Sellmeyer

PERIGON USA Pitches for $10,000 Micro Grant


On March18th, PERIGON founders Chase Sellmeyer, Jeremy Wharton, & Mike Woodhouse pitched their virtual safety company to a panel of judges to win up to $10,000 in micro grant funding.


This pitch was part of The Launch Micro-Grant Funding Program which was created to help entrepreneurs scale their business operations by providing access to capital. Through funding and expertise, local financial institutions determine grant recipients by assessing a variety of factors through an application process and pitch competition.

Launch is facilitated by Catapult, an entrepreneur center located in the heart of downtown Lakeland helping businesses grow through space, education and resources.

The Launch application process began back in January as startup owners submitted their written applications. To apply, applicants must be 18 years or older and have a business between six months and five years old that is a “new/unique to Lakeland” idea.


With the provided grant money PERIGON was able to purchase a Insta360 Pro2 and OneR 360 cameras. With these cameras PERIGON will be able to generate their own content and start building out a their own licensable library of safety training content.

PERIGON would like to thank Catapult and all the judges who facilitated the event. To learn more about Launch click here.