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 mid-May and culminating in a celebratory Demo Day in mid-August


Customized assessment of your company, leading to a personalized experience including: Weekly goal setting and accountability sessions, skill and concept workshops, networking events, intentional mentor connections, pitch coaching and funding options.

Formal program events are typically on Mondays and Wednesdays around lunchtime, and Friday mornings, leaving the majority of the week for Get Stuff Done time to work on your business. 


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. 

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. We provide a stipend per founder to help you be availabile to dedicate your time to the program

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.

I need capital to move my venture forward? 

Catalyze CU provides a materials budget for each team.

Why would I choose Catalyze CU over other available programs? 

Catalyze CU is highly selective and you will be with a cohort of other highly performing teams.  We DO NOT take any equity while still providing some funding.  We customize the experience to your venture's needs.