6 month fully-funded programme for start-ups and early stage businesses, based at the prestigious University of Southampton Science Park.
Applications are now open.
Adam Kingdon, Founder & CEO, Utonomy
We’ve raised £2m with potential to become a substantial business, thanks to Catalyst which can get businesses off to the best start
The Catalyst Accelerator is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into commercial successes. The proven six month intensive programme is worth over £15,000 but is fully funded for successful applicants. Catalyst is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into commercial successes.
An investment-ready Business Plan, Management Team Plan and Funding Plan.
High-level one-to-one sessions with world class business mentors and coaches.
Commercially focused weekly entrepreneurial peer group workshops.
Working amongst a dynamic network of entrepreneurial innovative companies at Southampton Science Park.
Introductions to potential investors at a Catalyst Investor Event.
A prestigious office base for the duration of the programme, free of charge.
R&D laboratory space for the duration of the programme, free of charge, if required.
A £500 cash injection to cover start-up business expenses.
Retaining the equity in your company – no stake is taken by any party involved in Catalyst.
Catalyst is open to all entrepreneurs with an early stage innovative business.
You’ll need to commit a minimum of two days each week for the six-month duration to fully benefit from the programme. Consequently, it is best suited to those located within reach of Southampton. Living expenses are not catered for.
Equivalent value of the programme
High-level mentoring with world-class business leaders
Cash injection for start-up business expenses.
Catalyst is open to all entrepreneurs with an early stage business - or an ingenious idea for one – no matter whether you’ve been in business before or not. It is best suited to those located within reach of Southampton to benefit fully from this community-led programme. Ambition, drive and energy are a given.
Discover more about each of the previous Catalyst success stories below.
Utonomy is developing innovative technology to automatically monitor and control gas distribution networks to make them more efficient and sustainable.
Filament is a boutique consulting services firm specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Dynamon is a university spinout company which recommends tailored fuel saving methods for the transportation industry.
Simply complete the form above and tell us about your business concept. We will allocate places based on the strength of the business case put forward in your application.Register