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The Catalyst Business Accelerator

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.

Why the Catalyst Accelerator?

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.

Benefit from:

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.  


Start your journey today

Access to Catalyst is a simple three-step process:

  1. Read the application guidelines
  2. Complete this application form and tell us as much about your business as possible.
             We will allocate places at our introductory days based on the strength of the business case put forward in your application.
  3.  Attend one of our introductory days where you’ll meet the Catalyst team and have an opportunity to discuss your ideas further.

Past Catalyst companies

Discover more about each of the previous Catalyst success stories below.