About Catapult Seacoast
Catapult Seacoast is a community networking group for young professionals who live and/or work in the Seacoast area. We create an intentional space for 20 and 30 “somethings” from all industries to connect, network, learn, and grow as professionals and individuals.
Catapult events are an excellent way to meet local business leaders, build relationships with other local young professionals, and leverage opportunities to increase both your personal and professional networks through social and educational activities.
Founded in 2006, Catapult launched with a simple agenda: to enrich the Seacoast community and help unite young professionals and develop future leaders.
Today, Catapult has created a network of more than 2,000 young professionals and serves as a hub for professional growth among young leaders, business owners, and college students. We offer a variety of programs including professional and social networking events, seminars, entrepreneurial and career advice, and access to some of the most influential businesses and people throughout the Greater Seacoast.
100% Volunteer Driven
Catapult Seacoast is a 100% volunteer driven non-profit organization. A diverse group of highly-committed volunteers take personal interest in coordinating events, marketing the brand, and running the organization. Over the years, Catapult has succeeded in touching the lives of thousands of young professionals through its various networking events, social programs, and educational seminars.
Our mission is to educate, engage, and empower young professionals who live or work in the Greater Seacoast area.
Programs & Events
Catapult hosts a variety of social, networking, and educational events.
Connects (Monthly, 2nd Wednesday)
Connects is our monthly after-hours networking event held on the second Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm. This is your opportunity to network and make connections in the community in a casual, low-key atmosphere.
Lunch (Monthly, 4th Wednesday)
Meet new people during your lunch hour with Catapult Lunch events. Our Lunch events are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm and provide you with an opportunity to make a few new professional connections during lunch.
Book Club (Monthly, 3rd Wednesday)
Book Club is an initiative by Catapult Seacoast and The Portsmouth Chamber Collaborative offers a refreshing option for local young professionals who want to connect with other business-minded individuals. Held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, we choose a book to read and chat about together as a community. The books we choose are meant to promote a lively discussion around business, sales, branding, productivity, entrepreneurship, and more.
Annual Holiday Party (December)
Catapult hosts an annual holiday party in December. Each year, the festive event serves as a fun way for the organization to celebrate its anniversary, cheers to another year, thank volunteers and partners, and bring together local community members.
10 to Watch Awards (May)
An initiative of Catapult Seacoast, in partnership with Seacoast Media Group, the 10 to Watch Awards recognize and celebrate remarkable, hard-working young professionals who live or work in the Seacoast.
Each year, 10 to Watch honors young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are making a difference in the Seacoast community. The top 20 finalists, along with the 10 winners, are selected by a panel of judges from young professional organizations around New Hampshire, curated by Stay, Work, Play.
Caitlin Konchek, Co-Chair
Nathaniel Morneault, Co-Chair
Catie Medeiros, Sponsorship/Educational Chair
Scott Forte, Events Co-Chair
Gina Roth, Events Co-Chair
Jerry Cahill, Treasurer
Josiah Babcock, Marketing Chair
Catie Medeiros, Sponsorship Chair (Sponsorship Committee)
Josiah Babcock, Marketing Chair (Marketing Committee)
Lauren Forte, Photographer (Marketing Committee)
Caitlin Konchek, Digital (Marketing Committee)
Scott Forte, Events Co-Chair (Events Committee)
Gina Roth, Events Co-Chair (Events Committee)
Julian Scala (Events Committee)
Christina Traurig (Events committee)
Brittany Christie (Events Committee)
Ren Pesce (Events Committee)
Interested in joining our Board or one of our Committees?