About Catalyst Space Accelerator
Sponsored by Air Force Research Lab’s Space Vehicles Directorate, the Catalyst Space Accelerator is a 12-week, semi-residential program located in Colorado Springs designed to increase the Air Force’s awareness and rapid acquisition of commercial dual-use space technology by providing relevant business development training to Accelerator companies and connecting these Entrepreneurs with users, decision makers, and potential new customers in the DoD and commercial realms.
Metrics of Success
The Catalyst Space Accelerator offers dynamic programming in an ideal location:
- Customized program for Accelerator companies with flexibility to meet unique needs of each company.
- Close proximity to 11 military bases and space-related military units resulting in customer discovery opportunities in our backyard. Army base–Ft. Carson. Air Force bases–Buckley, Peterson, Schriever, Air Force Academy, Cheyenne Mountain. Military Units—National Space Defense Center, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Headquarters NORAD & US Northcom, US Space Command, Space & Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command, and Missile Defense Agency.
- Hosted at Catalyst Campus—an innovation ecosystem and home to industry, military and nonprofit units like SBDC and PTAC.
- Aerospace is a $36B industry in Colorado and is growing with 30 national labs in the state. Aerospace is one of the top areas of investment for the state of Colorado.