Collaborate. Innovate. Accelerate.

Colorado Springs, CO
Accepting Applications

AI/ML for Space and Maritime Applications

How might the United States Space Force and United States Navy introduce commercial capabilities to innovate operational mission environments with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

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Defensive Cyber Operations

Colorado Springs, CO


How might the United States Space Force leverage commercial capabilities to identify and automate cyber terrain mapping of complex systems, in order to support existing cyber operations tool suites?

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Digital Model Certification

Ogden, UT


How might modern technology streamline the ingestion, digestion, and analysis of digital models to enable an efficient US Air Force (USAF) certification process?

The Catalyst Accelerator

The Catalyst Accelerator is a semi-residential, three-month program for small businesses that provides business development training, connections with users and DoD liaisons, and fosters mentorship with industry and DoD subject matter experts.

The Catalyst Accelerator does not assume an equity stake in the participating companies, and instead relies upon sponsorship funds to support the companies’ travel costs and to enhance the Accelerator program.

The program culminates in a Demonstration Day where cohort companies pitch their technology to Government, Industry, Academia, and Investor stakeholders during the last week of the Accelerator.

Program Highlights

  • Equity-free program
  • 50+ new potential customers discovered in 3 months
  • Informal vetting of technology with Government/Industry experts
  • Mentorship from subject matter experts
  • Networking opportunities
    Business development support
  • Embed in Catalyst Campus ecosystem
  • Semi-private workspace for duration of program


The Catalyst Accelerator empowers nontraditional technology companies to accelerate their involvement in the national security ecosystem by providing connections, mentorship, and business development in a collaborative setting for a lasting national impact.


The vision of the Catalyst Accelerator is to be the trusted partner to the U.S. Government and small businesses for national security advancement.

Metrics of Success

Total Cohorts
Accelerator Companies
Contracts Won
Jobs Created
$ 0 M
Follow-On Contracts
$ 0 M
Private Investment
$ 0 K
Sponsor Donations
$ 0 K
Grant Awards


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Colorado Springs

September 8, 20234:00 pm

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Colorado Springs

November 3, 20224:00 pm

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