KU's Student Business Accelerator

Students work together in the Catalyst  Students work together in the Catalyst

The Catalyst is KU's new student business accelerator. We provide resource access critical to startup launch success. Located at the Bioscience and Technology Business Center (BTBC) in West Campus, The Catalyst is managed by the KU Center for Entrepreneurship. Startups that are accepted into the program gain access to the following resources:

Office Space
Flexible space in a high-tech, innovative environment at the BTBC

Access to seasoned entrepreneurs and domain experts to guide and coach teams

Teams will be immersed in the Lean LaunchPad approach, utilized at leading edge institutions

Dedicated student teams from Jayhawk Consulting will assist with secondary and primary research projects

Pro bono and reduced fee legal assistance is available for company structuring, IP, contracts and general business counseling

Access to Capital
Connecting teams to funding via grant opportunities, angels and business plan competitions


For more information, contact Wally Meyer at wmeyerjr@ku.edu or 785-864-7583.

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