Happening Now: Technology Themes Survey

The Space Force Accelerator program which includes the Catalyst Accelerator and the Hyperspace Challenge is seeking federal government innovators, program managers, and end users who have problem areas or pain-points related to Space Technology areas.

A Different Kind of Accelerator

Participating Companies
$ 0 M+
Follow-On Funding
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DoD Discovery Meetings
The AFRL/RV sponsored Catalyst Space Accelerator is a defense and national security industry accelerator, headquartered on the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our program offers a semi-residential, 12-week program for small businesses with innovative, dual-use technology. We provide office space, investment, Air and Space Force liaisons, subject matter experts, a collaborative ecosystem and resources necessary to nurture the next level of innovation.

Unique Customer Discovery

The Catalyst Accelerator’s mission is to introduce innovative, dual-use technology to the Department of Defense in support of the US Warfighter while strengthening our nation’s economy by investing in start-ups and small businesses. Our program is unique among accelerator programs due to its co-location in Colorado Springs with US Space Command. The Catalyst Accelerator connects participating companies with users and potential customers from the Department of Defense and commercial realms in order to significantly reduce the customer discovery process from two years to less than three months.


The Catalyst Accelerator is looking for subject matter experts, mentors, investors, sponsors, and YOU! It takes a community to run our accelerator, so contact us today to discuss where you can plug in.

Supporting the Catalyst Accelerator will broaden your brand awareness, create opportunities for partnerships with start-ups and small businesses, and contribute to our nation’s economy and global position. 



The problem statement for the Spring 2021 cohort will be revealed in the coming weeks!


November 19, 2020


October 22, 2020