Do you see the future differently? Do you have a great idea that you think has the potential to make a difference – but simply don’t know how to take it forward? Well the good news is that you don’t have to beat a path to Silicon Valley to do so. Try Southampton.

From university spinouts and first-timers in business to seasoned SME founders and entrepreneurs, Catalyst is the perfect place for budding science and tech businesses to succeed. Since its inception in 2012, participating start-ups have secured £6.5m in seed funding, been featured in The Times Start-up List, and some have signed significant global partnerships. All have left with much more than they went with.

“Now entering its sixth year, our Catalyst programme is proven to fast-track exciting new businesses here in the South. Over the past five years, companies have come to it with very little other than a good idea. The people behind those ideas also bring worries and uncertainty, but each is handed the tools needed to excel and is supported by some of the best business minds in the region as programme mentors.” Peter Birkett, Founder of Catalyst.

Catalyst provides six months of free business coaching, seminars and residency at the prestigious Science Park, as well as £1,000 cash injection and links to further funding opportunities. No equity is taken and winning start-ups will receive widespread exposure during their time in the programme and, critically, access to the Science Park’s entrepreneurial network.

Do you see the future differently? If so, this could be your opportunity to join the Catalyst success story and, more importantly, start your own. If you’ve got a game-changing business idea and the drive and determination to succeed, then apply for Catalyst 2017 today.

There are just two places remaining and less than a week to apply because the deadline is 20th August 2017.

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