Equity-Free Funding
Dedicated Office Space
Founder Stipends


Sales & Marketing
Finance & Legal
Product Development



Catalyze CU

Is the startup accelerator for the most

promising ideas and technologies at the university. 



12 weeks during the summer, beginning in June and culminating in a celebratory Demo Day in late August.


Weekly goal setting and accountability sessions, skill and concept workshops, networking events, intentional mentor connections and pitch coaching. Formal program events are typically on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays leaving Tuesdays and Thursdays to work on your business on your own. 


Do I need a team to apply?

A team is highly recommended. The program asks a lot of each individual company, so more people makes for a more productive summer. We have had luck in the past with helping teams find interns and/or summer help. 

Can I have a summer job and do Catalyze CU?

Doing Catalyze well and having a full-time job is not possible. Part time work or classes can be possible, but the directors will want a clear plan on how time-management will work for the summer. Catalyze is a challenging and rewarding program - and you will get out what you put in.

What if I have a vacation planned in the summer? 

Previously scheduled travel (vacation, conferences, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Let us know what the situation is, and we'll determine what's best for you and Catalyze.