Published: Feb. 25, 2020 By

Students work at Innovation Station in Williams Village in summer 2019Students in Catalyze 2019 work together at tableAt Catalyze CU, we are on a mission to help student and faculty entrepreneurs learn, launch and make real-world impact.

Over the past six years we have helped over 40 companies launch from campus into the Boulder startup community. Catalyze alumni have gone on to premier accelerators like Techstars, raise venture capital funding, launch successful Kickstarters and experience multiple acquisitions.

Now we’re searching for the next wave of promising founders and ventures from across CU Boulder!

No matter which corner of campus you hail from, or what your field of study, Catalyze is your opportunity to get the support, mentoring, funding and resources needed to go from idea to impact over the summer.

What Catalyze participants say:
“I learned so much doing Catalyze. Being around entrepreneurs every single day allows you to move much more quickly.” - Taylor Brooks-Murphy, 2019 Catalyze CU participant

Today applications are open for the summer 2020 cohort of Catalyze CU. Apply now to take the next step in your journey from faculty or student to startup. 

Thanks to additional support from Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor, Dan and Cindy Caruso of the Caruso Foundation, and Zayo Group, this year will be Catalyze’s biggest and best. We’re pouring rocket fuel on the fire, increasing funding for teams and founders, all without taking any equity.

Teams accepted to the program will be headquartered in the beautiful Williams Village Innovation Station, with 24/7 keycard access to your dedicated, private co-working space. 

While you might be entering Catalyze for the funding or personalized mentorship, you’ll be leaving with a community of peer founders and friends to support you at each step of your startup journey.

The application deadline is March 15, 2020, for this session, which kicks off in early June and culminates in our Demo Day celebration on Sept. 9.

Our team can’t wait to meet you and learn more. For any questions about the program, contact Kyle Judah at kyle.judah@colorado.edu.

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