• Inclusive Ecosystem Builders

    Startups, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Innovators

  • WHAT WE DO

    Venture Catalysts is a 501c3 non-profit that builds inclusive ecosystems through development, management, and strategic support for large scale ecosystem partnerships, entrepreneurship events, funding, and growth programs. We create ecosystem-as-a-service (EaaS).

  • WHAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE

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    CREATING IMPACT

    40,000

    Attendees / Participants

    69%

    Diverse Founders

    Largest Inaugural

    Startup Week in the Country

     

    40+

    Founded Companies

    Most Diverse

    Startup Week in the Country

    $10M+

    Company Funding Raised

  • ACCESS & GROWTH

    Attract Talent to Enter or Scale Within The Ecosystem

    Detroit Startup Week

    5-Day Celebration of Detroit Entrepreneurship

    Detroit Startup Weekend

    3-Day Business Hackathon

  • ACCELERATION

    Cohort Programs Accelerating Early-Stage Growth

    Startup Boost Detroit

    6-Week Pre-Accelerator

     

     

    Backstage Detroit Accelerator

    3-Month Early Stage Accelerator

     

     

  • ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

    Strategic Support for Founders, Mentors and Peers

    Founders Dinners

    Bi-monthly Invite Only Dinners For Founders

    Venture Catalysts Fellows

    Ecosystem Builders Partners & Mentorship Program

    AfroTech Detroit

    2-Day AfroTech experience dedicated to highlighting Detroit as a technological hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • HIGH GROWTH ACCELERATION

    Second-Stage Acceleration, Partnerships + Founder Support

    Founders Fund

    Founder Sponsored Fund

  • WHAT IS NEXT

    Upcoming Events & Partnerships

    Detroit Startup Week - Free 5 Day Celebration of Detroit Entrepreneurship

    Alternatives to Venture Capital

    TBD: October 2020

    1-day program and funding expo
     

    Detroit Startup Week - Free 5 Day Celebration of Detroit Entrepreneurship

    Venture Week

    TBD: November 2020

    5-day structured business acceleration and design sprint 

    • Seed | Scale Acceleration Tracks
    • Next-step programs to help with COVID-19 recovery, losses, and pivots
     

  • STARTUP CAPITAL PARTNERS

  • PROGRAM PARTNERS & SPONSORS

  • Venture Catalysts Ecosystem Builders

    Monica Wheat

    Executive Director / Co-Founder / Partner

    Amanda Lewan

    Co-Founder / Partner

    Kelly LaPierre

    Co-Founder / Partner

    Kyle Bazzy

    Co-Founder / Partner

  • CONNECT WITH US

    1420 Washington Blvd. #301
    Detroit, MI 48226

    solutions@venturecatalysts.co

  • INQUIRIES

    What Can We Help You Solve?

    1420 Washington Blvd. #301, Detroit, MI 48226