Catalyst Co-Founders 2020 programme open for applications

  • Catalyst's free co-founder programme is now accepting applications for its 2020 cycle, with opportunities for NI's first-time entrepreneurs & early-stage startups.

    The initiative consists of two kep components; the Hothouse weekend and the Core programme. 

    The Hothouse will allow the 2020 cohort to meet, pitch ideas and form teams over a series of challenges and a 'Design Thinking Bootcamp'. The Core programme is made up of immersive workshops and mini-lectures taking place weekly on Wednesdays, with open time to work on your startup.

    You don't have to be a fully-fledged entrepreneur or start-up to join the Co-Founders programme either. Catalyst said it is all about introducing people to the support and funding help available, and more importantly helping you to validate your idea.

    Successful participants on last year's scheme include peer-to-peer charitable donation platform ESTHER and Overwatch Research, the team behind laboratory workflow software for preclinical labs. 


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    Events will be held at the Catalyst Innovation Centre in Belfast, with some workshops taking place in the Danske Fintech Hub, Queen's University Belfast ot Ulster University. 

    The deadline for applications is Wednesday 26 February 2020. 

    For more information, click here or contact Sonya Kerr, Co-Founders Programme Manager sonya.kerr@wearecatalyst.org

     

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