WHAT WE DO
Venture Catalysts is a 501c3 non-profit that builds inclusive ecosystems through the development and strategic support for large scale ecosystem partnerships, entrepreneurship events, funding, and growth programs.
We create ecosystem-as-a-service (EaaS) to help founders gain acceleration, investment, or revenue growth.
We help entrepreneurs and corporate/org partners find optimized, custom ecosystem paths.
Startup Week in the Country
Company Funding Raised
Strategic Support for Founders, Mentors and Peers
Bi-monthly Invite Only Dinners For Founders
Venture Catalysts Fellows
Ecosystem Builders Partners & Mentorship Program
Design Challenges | Product Sprints
Solution-oriented Product / Strategy Labs For Founders & Corporate Innovation
Diversity & Inclusion - Events & Programs
Example: AfroTech Detroit (2018) 2-Day conference experience dedicated to highlighting Detroit as a technological hub for inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship.
INVESTMENT & DEALFLOW
Second-Stage Acceleration, Partnerships + Founder Support
Catalyst Fund & Venture Scout Programs
Ecosystem Focused, Founder-Contributed Fund
STARTUP CAPITAL PARTNERS
Year-long focus in tech entrepreneurship and venture for underrepresented founders through acceleration, investment and revenue verticals.
Newlab today announced the launch of its Open Call season, inviting the world’s leading entrepreneurs, engineers and inventors to submit applications to have their companies considered for participation in one of four Newlab Innovation Studios. Newlab’s Innovation Studios bring together Fortune 500 companies, civic leaders, and innovators to solve complex challenges across industry and society, and this year’s Innovation Studios will focus on opportunities for leveraging technology to address issues spanning 5G, accessibility, mining, and mobility.
Multi-City Emerging Ecosystem Tour
Education | Access | Funding | Solutions
Summer / Fall 2021
5-day structured business acceleration and design sprint
• Seed | Scale Acceleration Tracks
• Next-step programs to help with COVID-19 recovery, losses, and pivots
Venture Catalysts Ecosystem Builders
Executive Director / Co-Founder / Partner
Co-Founder / Partner
Co-Founder / Partner