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Seven SBIRs Awarded to Recent Catalyst Accelerator Alumni

Written by Lora Premo   Seven SBIRs Awarded to Recent Catalyst Accelerator Alumni Multiple Small Business Innovation Research Awards Go to Four Companies from Inaugural Cohort  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., October 2, 2018 – Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) Catalyst Accelerator, at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in downtown Colorado Springs, […]

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Air Force Special Topics SBIRs Used as New Mechanism to Select PNT-Focused Cohort

Written by Lora Premo Catalyst Accelerator will welcome the program’s second cohort with a public Kick-Off to be held Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in downtown Colorado Springs. A defense and national security industry accelerator headquartered at the Catalyst Campus, the AFRL/RV Catalyst Accelerator is the first accelerator […]

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SaraniaSat, Catalyst Accelerator Alumni, Wins NASA InVEST Contract $5.1 Million Over Three Years Awarded to Inaugural Cohort Company

Colorado Springs, Colo – Excitement recently prevailed at the Catalyst Campus and at SaraniaSat, a participant in the Catalyst Accelerator’s very first cohort, with the announcement that SaraniaSat has been awarded a contract by NASA for their Hyperspectral Thermal Imager (HyTI) proposal. Of the six companies that participated in the Catalyst Accelerator’s inaugural cohort, SaraniaSat […]

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Colorado Springs company transformed by accelerator experience by Bill Radford of the Colorado Springs Gazette

For Robert Lancaster, CEO of Adaptive Systems, the biggest benefit of the accelerator was developing skills to improve and grow the business, from finding new funding sources to learning marketing strategies. “When we first started out,” he said, “we were a bit skeptical, but man, it proved instrumental in just about everything that we are […]

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Catalyst Accelerator Terrestrial Weather Demo Day Wows Investors and Military

Inaugural Cohort Pitches to Audience of 100 Investors and Weather Experts Written by Lora Premo Catalyst Accelerator held their very first Demo Day on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation, the exciting climax to 12 weeks of hard work for the inaugural cohort of six companies hand-selected for the […]

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Catalyst Accelerator Terrestrial Weather Cohort #CATWX Charges Ahead With Customer Discovery

Interviews by Dr. Rebecca Decker and Lora Premo. Written by Lora Premo. The Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation has been a hotbed of activity for the past ten days while the inaugural cohort of the Catalyst Accelerator energetically tackled the curriculum provided by our partners at the Small Business Development Centers of the Boulder […]

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Catalyst Accelerator Cohort Learns to Pitch Their Technologies

Preparing for the Big Pitch Day, Founders Get Plenty of Practice Written by Lora Premo in collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Decker The Catalyst Accelerator cohort has been very busy over the last several weeks doing many things, but with a deadline looming they have been heavily focused on practicing the best ways to pitch their […]

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Excitement Rises Among Catalyst Accelerator Cohort As They Discover OTAs

EXCITEMENT RISES AMONG CATALYST ACCELERATOR COHORT AS THEY DISCOVER OTAs Other Transaction Agreements Offer Surprisingly Simple Way to Fund Prototypes, R&D and Follow-On Production Six weeks into the first Catalyst Accelerator program, the inaugural cohort has developed a strong sense of camaraderie. Laughter abounds as they work together to understand the complexities of their business-building […]

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Catalyst Accelerator Kicks Off Intensive 12-Week Journey

Catalyst Accelerator Kicks Off Intensive 12-Week Journey Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation launches inaugural accelerator cohort in partnership with the Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – January 30,2018 – Catalyst Accelerator, a defense and national security accelerator and the first accelerator program to be held in Southern Colorado, is […]

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Catalyst Campus To Launch A National, Residential Technology Accelerator

Aerospace and Defense incubator, accelerator, and research and development center, Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation, announced it would launch the Catalyst Accelerator in January 2018. The Catalyst Accelerator will be based at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs. The Catalyst Accelerator is partnering with the Air Force Research Lab Space […]

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