Southampton Science Park is delighted to reveal details of its Catalyst programme for 2019.
Such has been the demand for places on the programme, the decision has been taken to increase the ability to participate by running three shorter, more intensive schemes each year rather than one annual programme, as Catalyst Founder and Science Park CEO, Peter Birkett, explains:
“We have been working to find ways to increase capacity on Catalyst and to further enhance participants’ experience and outcomes. Getting fledgling ideas to market quickly has never been more critical, so our aim with Catalyst 2019 is to fast-track compelling business concepts into high potential commercial operations by shortening and intensifying the programme and hosting three schemes annually. We look forward to welcoming our first group of entrepreneurs this Spring.”
Catalyst is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs with an early stage business - or an ingenious idea for one – to fast track their vision. Valued at up to £15,000, the scheme is fully funded for successful applicants.
On completion, participants will have created an investment-ready Business Plan, Management Team Plan and Funding Plan and have benefitted from high-level one-to-one mentoring and commercially focused weekly peer group workshops with world class business leaders.
The first Catalyst programme for 2019 will commence mid- April and run until July. Participants will need to commit a minimum of two days each week for three months to fully benefit from this community-led programme. It is best suited to those located within reach of Southampton Science Park, where an office base will be provided free of charge for the duration.
Find out more and apply here.