BelCham Catalyst

MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES OF

SUCCESS IN THE US

San Francisco | October 28 - November 15

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BelCham Catalyst

The Catalyst is a 3-week, no-equity collaborative accelerator program in San Francisco for promising high-tech companies. The participating entrepreneurial teams are carefully selected by KU Leuven, their alma mater. The program offers a group curriculum and customized tracks to prepare the companies for successful growth and scaling.

 
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Immerse in a collaborative environment of experts, mentors & fellow founders

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Obtain an individualized business blueprint to guide international growth

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Validate expansion plans + business assumptions with the right information & resources

 
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Accelerate understanding of the American business landscape

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Gain access to a network of successful entrepreneurs, investors and prospective clients

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Transform mindset, ambition, and attitude

 

THE PROGRAM

 
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Program benefits

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3 week plan

SAN FRANCISCO

 
  • #1 Top Tech City in the US

  • 700+ accelerators, investors and more

  • 8+ top local universities

  • 30+ major tech employers

  • 50+ industry-leading conferences

 
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Your Home in Silicon Valley

The Catalyst program is hosted at BelCham Atelier:

    • San Francisco’s premier international co-working space

    • Prime location in the heart of the Financial District

    • Easy access to public transportation

    • Community of European - American startups and founders

    • Dedicated on-site support & numerous amenities

 

 
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‘KU Leuven actively invests in encouraging young entrepreneurs to develop a solid business plan, to validate the market and build a coherent team. We want to provide them with a strong launch pad – including in the US, presumably their most important market moving forward. BelCham is the right partner to prepare these companies for expansion, as they have guided hundreds of Belgian companies towards international success,’

Professor Koenraad Debackere, executive director of KU Leuven Research & Development

 

THE PARTNERS

a collaborative effort between founding & Supporting partners

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APPLY

Join the Catalyst program now!

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apply now

  • Application Open: June 3, 2019

  • Application Deadline: September 13, 2019

  • Program cost:

    • Program fee is covered by KU Leuven

    • Participant fee: EUR 1,500 + flights & lodging

  • Kick off program: October 28, 2019 | The Catalyst Program will run from October 28 to November 15, 2019. The daily schedule will capitalize on the 6-hour time difference between the BeNeLux and SF, making sure that the participants can use the different time zones to their advantage and continue managing business as usual.

 
 

Our 2018 cohort