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Switch Your Business Up A Gear

If your business is looking to the future, get there faster with Catalyst.

Applications are now invited for Catalyst 2022, the University of Southampton Science Park’s prestigious business accelerator, designed specifically for early-stage innovation-led science and technology  companies.

Starting and scaling a company is a lonely, uncertain journey, but Catalyst’s experienced mentors know what’s over the horizon and understand when there’s a need to slow down and think things through, change direction or speed up to capitalise on market conditions.

Since it was established, Catalyst has accelerated progress for 73 companies, boosting their chances of success. Participant companies have, between them, secured over £28m in funding and created more than 160 jobs for our region.

Robin Chave, Southampton Science Park CEO, said: “Since its inception, Catalyst has been an enormous success for early-stage businesses in our region. Time and again the feedback we have received from the founders of young companies taking part is that it has had a transformative impact on their business. Only 40% of start-ups in the UK survive the first three years whereas an impressive 80% of Catalyst businesses continue to trade and go from strength to strength.

So, if you’ve got future-focused ideas and a fledgling business that has the potential to transform society, I would encourage you to apply for Catalyst 2022. I very much look forward to meeting our new cohort of entrepreneurs in September.”

Take the first step to fast-tracking your business journey.


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