A 10-week summer experience designed to accelerate and scale early-stage entrepreneurs, right in the heart of Silicon Valley.
The Babson Summer Catalyst is a 10-week summer, pre-accelerator experience in San Francisco, designed to help early-stage/seed-level entrepreneurs.
Throughout the experience, Summer Catalyst teams are given key resources to get their business from a minimum viable product to a launched business. Teams will receive work space, advisors, and an opportunity to build a tight-knit community with like-minded entrepreneurs. The program offers an experiential learning process for teams to accelerate and scale their startups.
Within blocks of the Babson San Francisco campus are headquarters of some of the biggest names in tech, as well as a host of co-working spaces, accelerators, and VC firms. The Babson San Francisco campus provides Babson entrepreneurs with access to the wealth of resources in Silicon Valley and the powerful Babson network.
Summer Catalyst supports Babson student entrepreneurs, as well as recent alumni and others outside of the community. Up to 10 venture teams will be selected to participate and are provided shared workspace, mentorship, speakers, workshops, and pitch training. The program culminates with a capstone event, Venture Showcase, during which participants pitch their businesses to an audience of students, faculty, alumni, and the investment community.
The 2018 program starts on May 29 and ends on August 3.