Catalyst Inc Launches “The Way to Scale”, CEO transformation programme

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    Northern Ireland is leading the way when it comes to nurturing innovation start-up companies, but much more is needed when it comes to supporting companies scale up. 

    Catalyst Inc is closing this real gap by launching The Way to Scale programme, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, that will give a select group of CEOs the chance to participate in an intensive entrepreneur development programme that spans Northern Ireland and the USA. 

    The programme will connect Northern Ireland CEOs with 50+ other international CEOs during an intense residential course, held at the leading technology and business university – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston in a week-long Entrepreneurship Development Programme in January 2019. It also includes monthly strategy workshops at Catalyst Inc Belfast during February, culminating in another week long, tailored, residential at MassChallenge HQ in Boston, which will focus on go-to-market strategies and tactics that will deliver a defendable, scalable business model for each company. 

    Catalyst Inc’s Director of Springboard, John Knapton said, “This elite, global programme will give Northern Ireland CEOs the chance to tap into an international network, to learn from the most experienced and successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Every single participant will come away with more confidence, ambition, leadership and strategic skills, as well as creating a lifetime cohort of local and international peers who can give them ongoing support.”

    Aimed at highly ambitious CEO entrepreneurs from technology, science and engineering sectors who are planning to grow business internationally, the programme is suited at those who want to learn from the best and become the most successful. 

    John Knapton adds, “To be considered for the programme, the individual must be the company CEO, demonstrate real revenue of ~£500,000+, or have investment in place to grow and, most importantly, have an ambition to scale to £100M+ in enterprise value. To deliver such a prestigious programme, there will be a small cost for the participants involved, but the benefits to both company and the individual will be priceless.”

    The programme will be financially supported by Belfast City Council and Invest NI. 

    Applications are now open for The Way to Scale programme and will close on 30 November 2018. To learn more contact

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