What kind of startup is right for Network Catalyst?

  • Formation stage companies
  • Venture scale opportunities with founders out to create big, game-changing companies
  • Startups using software and IT to transform or create global industries
  • Located anywhere in the world
  • Founders don’t need to move to San Francisco to participate. They can participate virtually, or come to SF just for the kickoff and/or the end of the program.

What are the benefits of Network Catalyst for founders?

  • 12 weeks of intensive, personalized support to grow your business
  • Weekly mentorship from a sector expert matched to you and your business (1:1 ratio)
  • Warm introductions to investors
  • Connections to potential customers and/or hires
  • Community of peer founders and startup veterans
  • $150,000 invested on a SAFE converting to 7% ownership

How are companies selected?

  • The founder(s), the opportunity, and the references you include in the application are important selection criteria. We review each application and will contact you if an interview via Zoom is a good next step.

When are selected companies notified that they can participate in Network Catalyst?

  • Applications remain open through the final deadline at 11:59pm PT on Friday June 5th, with decisions communicated no later than Monday, June 15th.

  • The program runs July 7, 2020 to September 29, 2020.

Will it be held virtually?

  • Network Catalyst is unique in that we’ve always allowed participants to partake 100% virtually or join for events in San Francisco. Whether events will be in-person will be confirmed at a later date per COVID-19 guidelines in the Bay Area. Participants will be kept posted.

What kinds of questions are on the application?

Can I use my application from another accelerator?

  • Yes, you can apply by sending your full application to hello at villageglobal.vc