A Startup Incubator for Software-based Startups


Software-based StartupsThe Catalyst Technology Incubator has a simple but distinct model: invest in seed and startup stage deals and develop those businesses from start to finish in exchange for equity. We are a team of coders, marketers, and business experts working full-time in software development, and our hallmark is bringing a true partnership to every deal we make.

We represent a new approach to venture capital that is about more than just writing checks. First, we haven’t developed a sizable staff like most venture firms – we’ve purposefully kept it focused. When you partner with us, you deal with experienced people who not only invest capital but help you make that money work. Our financial success is tied directly to yours, so we invest ourselves in your company’s success. We provide the team, tools, and resources needed to turn your early-stage ideas into a revenue-generating reality. Second, we get it. We’re not starchy or stiff. We’re not bankers or accountants. We’re in this business because we love it. We understand it’s not an “investment opportunity” – it’s your dream. So when we work with you, it becomes our dream, too.


We take a hands-on approach with entrepreneurs, working with you every step of the way to ensure your success. The Catalyst Technology Incubator offers a full range of resources to infuse startups with the support needed to rapidly introduce innovative products and services. Most importantly, we provide the software architecture, design, and development services that are critical to the success of your idea. In addition, we provide essential resources such as office space and accompanying services, product and graphic design, marketing, financial advice, human resources, competitive research, legal, accounting, and business development services.  Our team also provides sound advice on strategy, branding, and corporate structure.

The Catalyst Technology Incubator boasts big benefits to startups, including:

  • Office space
  • Formal curriculum
  • Mentor program
  • Financing
  • Links to strategic partners
  • Marketing assistance
  • Advisory boards
  • Management team identification
  • Access to angel investors and venture capital
  • Help with presentation skills
  • Networking events

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A few quick facts about us:

  • One of our specialties is open source adoption
  • Every application we build has security and scalability built in
  • We have built systems that have achieved phenomenal transaction volumes – think banking and social media types of volumes.

Our mission is to invest at the earliest stages of a company to leverage our domain expertise in custom software development to help companies quickly get on the path towards growth and profitability.

The characteristics of the companies we invest in are:

  • Founders: Entrepreneurs seeking active investors, unafraid to roll up their sleeves.
  • Sectors: Consumer or Enterprise-facing businesses focused on software, SaaS, process automation or services
  • Funding: Companies or projects seeking their first round of seed funding from $150,000 to $1,000,000
  • Geography: Nebraska or Central US based
  • Business model: Requiring less than $5,000,000 to reach break-even or sustainability

At Catalyst Technology Ventures we help you sculpt the raw vision and build your dream into a concrete reality. Through advice and support, we steer innovative entrepreneurs on their paths to success.