Announcing the Catalyst Cohort
Over the summer, Southampton Science Park has been hunting for the region’s early-stage businesses with the greatest break-through potential. We are pleased to announce the ten companies that made it into our Catalyst programme’s 2022 cohort and wish them well as their journey to growth begins.
Founders: Josef Archer and Colin Christie
Concept: Wearable AI sound visualisation device for the defence sector.
Founder: Jeremy Frey and Sam Munday
Concept: Efficient knowledge platform for the chemical and pharmaceutical sector.
Founder: Sarah Eggleston
Concept: Complete management software for the professional services sector.
Founder: Tim Lloyd
Concept: Responsive social media software for corporate crisis management.
Founders: Robert Eason, Peijun He, Ioannis Katis and Collin Sones
Concept: Comprehensive lateral flow technology for detecting communicable diseases.
Founders: Sean Larsen, Kyle Wilks and Rhys Wilks
Concept: Time-saving all-in-one labelling solution for commercial kitchens.
Quality Improvement Clinic
Founder: Nicola Davey
Concept: Accessible, accredited online courses for healthcare practitioners.
Founder: Eleanore Kelly
Concept: Safer alternative horse studs for use across the equestrian market.
Founder: Janine Chard
Concept: Transparent social platform to aid the recruitment of soft-skilled workers.
Founders: Zubair Ahmed and Alex Malbon
Concept: Empowering cyber security software platform for enterprise businesses.
The 2022 cohort is Catalyst’s twelfth. Since it was established, Catalyst has worked with 73 companies, helping them to secure over £28m early-stage funding and to create more than 160 jobs. Applications are welcome at any time for the programme, which commences annually in September.
Throughout the year, Southampton Science Park offers a full range of support to start-ups and early-stage businesses from its events programme with free-to-attend lunch and learn sessions to formal coaching and membership programmes like SETsquared.